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    Sram Front Derailleur

    My bike came with a low grade shimano front derailleur that translates to poor performance on the trail. Rest of the bike is sram x-4 which works fine for my occasional weekend warrior mtbing. However, I want to replace that pos but I've never done it b4 so here are the specs.

    31.8 clamp size, 24/34/42, triple, bottom pull

    Need some suggestions. Thinking a sram x5 will do the trick?

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    what is your current fd? the tourney one? shifters play a bigger role in feel. good crank and rings will help with shifting too

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    No SIS

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    Plus bike only has eight rear gears... idk if that matters...

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    Minus indexing, lots of FD's work fine, the cable pull length per click,
    as translated to sideways motion of the shifting cage,
    is a roulette wheel if mix and of manufacturer's parts
    throws in a couple variables..

    So in that regard, no SIS, meaning, indexed,.. Not !, .. is a benefit.

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    yeah but i figure if i throw a sram x7 on there or something with proper specs my fd shifting should get a big facelift... correct?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rufio View Post
    yeah but i figure if i throw a sram x7 on there or something with proper specs my fd shifting should get a big facelift... correct?
    I doubt it. What do you have for a shifter? If it's not an index shifter with just 3 clicks, it still isn't going to index just because you changed the derailleur.

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    No idea about the differences between the x model numbers in their product offerings.

    you will have to get the answer from the SRAM website.

    Yea, new is usually shinier than old .. so it will look slick.

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    The shifters are sram x4's

    Shifters are sram x4's would put an x4 on but i can't find an x4 derailleur

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