I picked up this bike with no front derailleur.. only a E type is going to fit it.. the seat tube is shaped funny.. it's a carbon bike..
Will a XT fit it? or do I need a XTR?
I don't know what the difference is.. except the XTR is $60 more money..
thanks for any help.
2003 Specialized Hardrock, 2004 LOOK KG386i, 2005 Iron Horse Warrior Expert, 2009 Pedal Force CX1, 2014 Islabikes CNOC 14 (son's)
What year? Everything I can find for 1993-1995 shows/says clamp-on. Remember that MTB front deraillers clamp really low on the seat tube. It doesn't have to be round for very long to work.
Whichever derailler you pick, make sure you get the correct pull (top or bottom) and ideally you'd match it to the chain you are using (8/9/10 speed). If you are running 8 speed, the newer XT and XTR stuff may have too narrow of a cage to work well with a wide 8 speed chain. Something lower end or checking eBay would be your best bet for a high end 8 speed MTB front derailler.
this is the first thing that comes up when I google kestrel csx front derailleur http://www.kestrelbicycles.com/Kestr...6ef0d28893.pdf
there is no hole in the frame.. I bought the frame with no derailleur..
I'm not sure of the year.. I'll try writing Kestrel.. thanks Dwight