Mountain Bike Reviews Forum banner
1 - 4 of 4 Posts

·
Registered
Joined
·
58 Posts
Discussion Starter · #1 ·
Why do specialized bikes that come with full SRAM set-ups, still have Shimano front derailleurs? I know...a little random, but I noticed it on my stumpjumper and then checked out the Specialized website and that is how they set up a lot of their bikes...why not SRAM front derailleur also?
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
335 Posts
Because because because because because.....



Because of the wonderful things it does?


I think Shimano ones work better
 

·
old fart
Joined
·
1,203 Posts
Gaz-Man said:
Why do specialized bikes that come with full SRAM set-ups, still have Shimano front derailleurs? I know...a little random, but I noticed it on my stumpjumper and then checked out the Specialized website and that is how they set up a lot of their bikes...why not SRAM front derailleur also?
Easy. SRAM have never produced an X.0 front derailleur.

Until now.

Now the new 9-or-10 speed X.0 groupset comes with front derailleur nirvana (probably 6 different options IIRC). I think you will see the new Specialized bikes spec'ed with complete X.0 10-speed for the XC bikes. From the Bikeradar review, the new X.0 seems to be 99% of XX in functionality, only slightly heavier, and without the cost. My next upgrade in other words....
 
1 - 4 of 4 Posts
Top