SRAM's X9 components have always enjoyed a reputation for quality and affordability. And while 10-speed may be new to the group, it hasn't changed with regard to its performance to dollar ratio. This X9 2x10 High Clamp Front Derailleur is made specifically for 2x10 drivetrain systems as the shape and swing of the cage are dialed in for the fastest and most consistent shifts possible.Though it looks nearly identical to the 10-speed X0 derailleur, X9 is separated by its use of powder coated steel for the linkage parts as opposed to lighter aluminum as found on the X0 unit. Similarly, the cage is made of steel and is specifically designed to work in conjunction with SRAM's 2x10 cranksets and X-Glide chainrings. As such, it's made to handle up to a 15-tooth differential between the big and little rings. Its cage is shorter and narrower than a triple-specific changer. This is great news for those who fear clearance between their rear suspension and their front derailleur. The steel links that shape the swing of the derailleur cage have widely spaced pivots for awesome stiffness. This rigidity inherent in the parallelogram is part of what makes X9 front shifting so quick and efficient. The SRAM X0 2x10 High Clamp Front Derailleur is configured to work as either top or bottom pull and is available for 31.8mm and 34.9mm clamp diameters.
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I set up a hardtail with full X9 2x10. One of my issues (chain drop is for another thread!) is that the front shifter takes a lot of pressure to move the chain to the big ring. I'm talking pain on my thumb!
My frame uses full housing to the stop on the seat tube, but there doesn't seem to be t ... Read More »
I'm just about done building up my new DW Sultan, and I'm wondering if anyone has an X9 2x10 setup that they can share front derailleur info on.
Per Turner, I have modified the derailleur to remove the bottom pull portion of the bracket (this was remarkably easy to do - the material is a hard pla ... Read More »
Ok I installed my new X9 2x10 drive-train over the weekend and all went well except the front derailleur. Shifting from the small ring to the largest is hit or miss and requires more pressure than should be necessary (IMO). Going from large to small is fast but will jump the small ring about every 4 ... Read More »
Does the X9 front derailure need to be paired with the X9 or similar 2x10 sram crankset? I know I'd need the shifters but was wondering if I could use my current crankset with 2 rings or if I would need to get a new one. ThanksRead More »
I've got a full Apex drivetrain laying around that I was going to use for a monster cross frame. The problem is the 34/50 compact crank that I have won't clear the chainstays. One option I was considering was using the new 2011 SRAM X9 2x10 28-42 crankset in order to clear the chainstay.
My que ... Read More »