Shimano SLX FD-M660 Front Derailleur

4.33/5 (3 Reviews)
MSRP : $49.99

Product Description

  • Wide link design
  • Angled adjustment screws
  • Angled clamp band design
  • Improved clearance
  • Lighter than the previous model
  • Fit for latest full suspension MTB

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User Reviews

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by KDC1956 a Cross Country Rider from Little Rock,Arkansas,Pulaski

Date Reviewed: June 21, 2011

Strengths:    This FD has work great for my touring bicycle that I built from NashBar.I use friction shift only on both front and rear.It's so easy to shift with a 26,36,46T chainring.

Weaknesses:    None

Bottom Line:   
I like to try to keep all my parts in good working order at all times.

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Favorite Trail:   Touring

Duration Product Used:   6 months

Price Paid:    $50.00

Purchased At:   Amazon

Similar Products Used:   Shimano LX FD.

Bike Setup:   I run a 11-32 cassette and a 26,36.46T with friction shifters work out great for me.

Overall Rating:3
Value Rating:4
Submitted by aminiche a Weekend Warrior from Philadelphia

Date Reviewed: April 17, 2011

Strengths:    When it is dialed in, you can barely feel the shifts. Even under significant tension it works really well.

Weaknesses:    The clearances between the chain and FD cage are very small. The design seems to accumulate a lot more mud and debris than other FD's.

Bottom Line:   
I havent had any luck getting this thing to shift consistently. Every time I get it dialed in halfway through the ride I hear the chain rubbing the FD cage again. I have tried realligned it on the frame numerous times and nothing seems to help. When it does work, its an awesome product. Shifts are imperceptible.

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Favorite Trail:   Wissahickon

Duration Product Used:   3 months

Bike Setup:   Cdale Flash 1, 2x10 with an X9 RD.

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by a Downhiller from Austin Texas

Date Reviewed: August 23, 2008

Strengths:    MTB specific Shimano SLX FD DP/TS M665 greatly improved shifting for 2 ring set up(SLX Crank set). SLX FD paired with SRAM X.0 trigger shifters. Smooth and consistent FD shifting even when climbing.

Weaknesses:    SLX FD shifts between 2 chain ring SLX Crank set perfectly when I feel the X.O Trigger shifter click. SLX FD occasionally misses when climbing going from small chain ring to upper chain ring if I don't feel the X.0 Trigger shifter click

Bottom Line:   
Bottom line - Outstanding FD from Shimano. Curious if the SLX FD would accentuate better if paired with a Shimano Trigger shifter as opposed to the SRAM X.0. I have been extremely pleased with the SLX FD for performance and performance per price point. Highly recommended...

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Favorite Trail:   City Park

Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $59.00

Purchased At:   Austin Bicycle Sport

Similar Products Used:   Shimano M581 LX, DMD, top swing, dual pull

Bike Setup:   2008 Enduro SL Comp - E150 Fork & AFR Shock, X.0 Trigger Shifters, Avid Juicy 7 Brakes, Shimano SLX Crank set, Shimano SLX Front Derailleur, SRAM X9 Rear Derailleur, Joplin Seat Post, Time Pedals, Industry 9 Enduro Wheels (on order).

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