Shimano Deore Front Der Derailleur

This front derailleur features an innovative design which allows the same derailleur to be used for both top-pull and bottom-pull setups.

User Reviews (50)

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AWDfreak   Weekend Warrior [Jun 24, 2011]
Strength:

pretty quick shifts, significantly tougher than the Tourney

Weakness:

I honestly can't think of one

Shift your front derailleur without worrying if it will even shift, dependable for actual off-pavement use.

If you're tired of replacing your front derailleurs (that are sub-par of the Shimano Alivio lineup), then the Deore front derailleur is the answer.

Similar Products Used: Shimano Tourney-equivalent front derailleur
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RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
4
mecheng77   Cross Country Rider [May 23, 2011]
Strength:

I've been using it for 10yrs as original equipment for my 6500 Trek, and hasn't skipped a beat or should I say gear.

Weakness:

None

10 years of hard use and still working great. Made in Japan, not sure if they still are but I'm sure that is why it works so well. I clean it thoroughly once a year and apply a light coat of oil.

Similar Products Used: Alivio
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RATING
5
VALUE
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5
Joe DePalma   Weekend Warrior [Feb 24, 2011]
Strength:

Shifts smoothly, solid construction

Weakness:

Difficult to install and a little heavy

Has shifted well under load and has taken abuse well. I haven't had to adjust it once since installing it. I don't know how it will hold up for the most competitive racers, but for medium duty trails and rough roads it's perfect.

Similar Products Used: Shimano Altus, SRAM X.3
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RATING
4
VALUE
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5
pedalitup   Cross Country Rider [Sep 27, 2010]
Strength:

You get to upgrade it with huge benefit for little cost.

Weakness:

The actuation arm is very short, Your thumb will get tired. The cage is a noodle, it flexes and therefore shifts slowly as noted in previous review. Components like this are just WRONG and shouldn't be built in the first place IMO.

Go to Shimanos tech site. Look at the EV of this vs an XT or XTR. Note Deores split, stamped cage. See why its weak? Note the solid cage on an XT, it shifts solidly under load. Spend 50 bucks, get an XT. Control your chain and.. .Keep on smilin'

Similar Products Used: XT XTR
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RATING
2
VALUE
RATING
3
DHmonkey123   Downhiller [Jul 24, 2010]
Strength:

great shifting, awesome looks.

Weakness:

little slow sometimes

great for the beginner to intermediate rider. not light enough for serious racing

Similar Products Used: none
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RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
4
LF-X   Cross Country Rider [Aug 23, 2009]
Strength:

Works great.

Weakness:

Seems to be the dirt magnet of my bike.

After adjusting it when I got my bike it really works fine.
It collects a lot of dirt on my bike that can even make it stop working. But I don't see a need for a higher series component here.
I use them with SRAM X7 Trigger shifters.

Similar Products Used: Shimano LX, Shimano STX.
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RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
5
bxxer rider   Downhiller [Oct 29, 2008]
Strength:

fast shifting

Weakness:

like butter when touches any thing no matter what it is

good mech, fast shifting but easy to smash up

Similar Products Used: some sram one forgotten modal
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RATING
3
VALUE
RATING
2
Jon   Cross Country Rider [May 04, 2008]
Strength:

Quite cheap for a mid-range product. Nice and shiny, looks very professional in appearance. Ridiculously simple installation, very much "fit and forget". Shifts cleanly and quickly.

Weakness:

None that I've found so far, apart from cycling snobs scorning me because they have XTR running gear!

For the price I don't believe you can get a better front derailleur. Easy to install, works well (even on rough trails), and shifts under load nicely. Not as bling-bling as an XTR, but I've always been a "function over form" kind of guy. Strongly recommended.

Similar Products Used: Falcon FD, old Shimano SIS model
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RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
Joe   Cross Country Rider [Oct 01, 2005]
Strength:

it shifts smoothly sometimes

Weakness:

the 2 top gears and 2 low gears in every range rub on it, after i've had 3 tune ups.

It was good for a little while, then it started to rub. Now i can't use the 8&9 gears or the 1&2 gears in every range, because it's so annoying. Get a better one if you are upgrading.

Similar Products Used: sis on my old bike, and it didn't rub
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RATING
3
VALUE
RATING
3
zach   Racer [Jul 10, 2003]
Strength:

shifts nicely and has a great value

Weakness:

wears out fast

good derailleur with a good price and is easy to tune

Similar Products Used: shimano lx
OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
5
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