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Old 05-24-11, 06:26 PM   #1
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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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Old 05-24-11, 06:42 PM   #3
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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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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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