Hi everyone can someone let me know what this is in the red box
A fair number aren't given the mount at all. But yeah, many of the frames that do come with the mount might be given different drivetrain options at different price points. Usually it's the ones at a lower price that get a 2x, but not always. Shimano still does offer 2x up to the XTR level.I find it amusing that this is not the first time this question has come up. my BiL ask the same thing when he bought a modern mtb for the first time in a few decades. not that everyone should know what this is, but these weird blocks keep appearing on new bikes with to context.
manufacturers are making one version of a frame and that fitting it with different components to meet different market demands. some builds get a FD and others don't. I suspect that lower end bikes some markets get a 2x9 or something. makes sense.