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    Shimano derailleur product range confusion

    Hello,

    Trying to get my head around the naming and hierarchy of the Shimano range. I've found basic info which says that there is a rough quality guide that ascends Acera, Alivio, Deore (and others for road bikes). But not all bike specs seem to list these names, some just have a series of numbers and letters. Eg:

    Scott Sub 20, as on the Scott website - http://www.scottusa.com/product.php?UID=9787

    Derailleur (Rear)
    Shimano Deore RD-M511, 24 Speed

    Derailleur (Front)
    Shimano FD-C051 31.8mm clamp

    Shifters
    Shimano Alivio SL-M410 Rapidfire plus w/gear indicator

    So, what is an FD-C051, where does this fit in the range? Is it so rubbish it doesn't even have a memorable name? Has the name just been omitted here? This is a general question as I've seen these numbers without names on a lot of specs on the net. Thanks very much if you can help this confused newb.

    Anyone got a link to a list/explaination of the Shimano product range, would be helpful.

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    Check out Shimano website. Here is their listing for that FD: link
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    All this bike stuff is overwhelming me, thanks for your patient push in the right direction.

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