SRAM 3.0 Front Derailleur

3.17/5 (6 Reviews)
Weight : N/A MSRP : $19.99

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Product Description

  • Solid shifting performance: classic high clamp design
  • Torsion return spring: reliable bail out shift
  • Large range of frame and chainring compatibility: classic high-clamp design, multi compatible cage
  • Detailed specifications: Steel body and clamp with styled molded covers, compact and full size cage compatibility, SRAM and Shimano® indexing compatible, 28.6mm, 31.8mm, and 34.9mm top or bottom pull availability, compatible up to 46-tooth chainring

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    User Reviews

    Overall Rating:5
    Value Rating:3
    Submitted by Roewyn a Cross Country Rider from Fort Lewis, WA

    Date Reviewed: August 12, 2010

    Strengths:    looks decent, isnt complicated, REALLY cheap

    Weaknesses:    it's super touchy...

    Bottom Line:   
    First off, you get what you pay for. Yeah, so it's kinda an oxymoron. This is SRAM but it's VERY cheap, so don't kid yourself and buy this front D expecting it to jump from ring to ring while trying to power up a hill in the middle of a race... it ain't gonna happen. This is NOT a race worthy component.
    HOWEVER! If you want something relatively easy to maintain (ie, buy new one when it breaks without killing your wallet), does it's job with few complaints, and will hold up to daily, easy bunny-trail riding where shifting is an option instead of a necessity, than this is a REALLY good purchase.
    I give it 3 flamin' turdies for quality and 5 overall since I bought it knowing what to expecting and it hasn't dissapointed in the slightest.

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    Favorite Trail:   Still lookin

    Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

    Price Paid:    $10.00

    Purchased At:   eBay

    Similar Products Used:   SRAM X7, Shimano Deore LX, various crapola

    Bike Setup:   95' Canny M500, SRAM, Manitou Black Elite, Truvativ FireX GXP1 crank, etc...

    Overall Rating:1
    Value Rating:1
    Submitted by Raklin85 a Weekend Warrior from ottawa, ON, Canada

    Date Reviewed: July 8, 2010

    Strengths:    affordable

    Weaknesses:    impossible to adjust properly

    Bottom Line:   
    This deraillieur came installed on the bike i just recently purchased, 2 weeks ago day actually. And the bike has been in the hands of the techs at Sport Chek since 4 days later. From the time i left the store with the bike it wouldn't shift properly. the chain would just rub against deraillieur when trying to shift to smallest gear, took it in a few days later to be tuned when i was in the area. Next attempt to ride it would no longer shift up gears, the chain wouldn't catch and slip back on the the smaller gear. Returned to have it tuned again and has since seemed impossible to properly adjust so will shift gears up and down without some issue occurring. If you get this deraillieur on your bike from the store replace quickly to avoid a headache like mine.

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    Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

    Purchased At:   Sport Chek

    Bike Setup:   stock K2 ZED 3.2: X-4 trigger shifters, 3.0 fr & rd deraillieurs, tektro IOX discs, Suntour SR front fork

    Overall Rating:4
    Value Rating:5
    Submitted by Solomon76 a Weekend Warrior from Stuttgart, Germany

    Date Reviewed: July 27, 2008

    Strengths:    Cheap, works well, top and bottom pull compatible, 31.8mm and 34.9mm compatible

    Weaknesses:    Size (had to modify my water bottle cage to fit over the derailleur)

    Bottom Line:   
    I didn't have very high expectations from this derailleur becuase of the cheap price, but I figured I'd give it a try and I wouldn't be out of much money if it ended up being a piece of crap. Thankfully to my surprise, this derailleur turned out to work very well. It was kind of a pain in the butt to get on to my bike because I couldn't get the screw off which would have allowed me to put it on without taking my chain apart. Luckily I have a quick release chain and I was able to take it apart and put the derailleur on my bike. Once I got it on, it didn't take me very long to get it properly adjusted and it does what it is supposed to do. I don't know if it would stand up to the abuse of a lot of off road/trail biking. However, if you primarily ride on paved roads and dirt trails and you know how to use your front shifter properly, you shouldn't have any problems with this derailleur. Bottom line: This is a great derailleur for the price.

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    Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

    Price Paid:    $15.00

    Purchased At:

    Similar Products Used:   Shimano Deore LX

    Overall Rating:3
    Value Rating:5
    Submitted by Barry Leigh a Weekend Warrior from South Orange, NJ USA

    Date Reviewed: November 10, 2007

    Strengths:    Hey c'mon, it cost less than 10 bucks!!! It's fine for commuting and leisurely riding.

    Weaknesses:    None for me so far.

    Bottom Line:   
    I'm an extra-large rider and the SRAM 3.0 has held up fine. Shifts well. I suspect that my new shifters and new cables optimize my performance. It may bend easily, but I leave the adjustments to the LBS. If it breaks or bends, I'll spend another 10 bucks until SRAM stops making this model.

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    Favorite Trail:   commuting, paved paths. Liberty State Park

    Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

    Price Paid:    $10.00

    Purchased At:   Bike Nashbar

    Similar Products Used:   Stock Shimano department store bike parts. Ugh.

    Bike Setup:   Kawasaki KDX2. SRAM TRX 7-speed trigger shifters. Shimano TX71 Crankset. Shimano UN26 Square Taper BB. SRAM PG730 Cassette.

    Overall Rating:1
    Value Rating:2
    Submitted by Lucas a Cross Country Rider from Krakow Poland

    Date Reviewed: January 19, 2004

    Strengths:    Cheap

    Weaknesses:    bends easily, wont take abuse

    Bottom Line:   
    its a cheap derailleur, so you shouldnt expect anything special. It wont shift precisely, and under load ( even light load) it wont shift at all. Thats because of its lack of rigidity - after all, its plastic. Now, if you use ur bike just to commute, it will do its job, nothing more - ull never go like: wow, this thing works like a dream! :) just remember to go easy on cranks when u shift - its a general rule in all front derailleurs, but in case of SRAM 3.0, u really HAVE to do it and only then theres hope the darn thing will find the right cog. Dont buy it if ur doing cross country.

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    Duration Product Used:   2 Years

    Similar Products Used:   um, shimano acera and XTR :)

    Bike Setup:   trek 830 frame, rocket grips, XT rear, XTR front RST gamma AET, rigida+STXRC, SRAM 7.0 rear, Magura julie hydros up front

    Overall Rating:5
    Value Rating:5
    Submitted by Shane a Weekend Warrior from Thunder Bay, Ontario, Canada

    Date Reviewed: January 14, 2003

    Strengths:    smooth shifting, stays adjusted forever

    Weaknesses:    cant think of any besides the cage bends really easily

    Bottom Line:   
    nice shifting from a farily cheap derailer, and it doesnt need alot of maintence

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    Favorite Trail:   jumping

    Duration Product Used:   1 Year

    Purchased At:   cyclepath

    Similar Products Used:   shimano

    Bike Setup:   stock 2002 devinci hucker

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