Shimano Dura-Ace Triple FD-7703 Front Derailleur

5/5 (1 Reviews)

Product Description

Light Alloy Chain Cage: Nickel plated light alloy chain cage reduces weight, resists wear. Braze-on.

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Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Wes a Recreational Rider

Date Reviewed: December 11, 2005

Strengths:    23 tooth range, DA quality

Weaknesses:    none yet, but haven't used much yet

Bottom Line:   
Actually with only having used this product a very short time, I wouldn't normally write a review yet. But I'm gonna, and here's why. I bought a Truvative Roulluer racing triple crankset with 53-39-30 chainrings. Perfect! But here's the problem: front derailleurs which will handle a 23 tooth difference. If you look at the specs the Ultegra 6603 and the Dura-Ace 7803 are set up for 52-39-30. Now I don't know if the one extra tooth would cause a problem, but I didn't want to find out. So upon further review, I found that the older Dura-Ace 7703 was set up for 53-39-30. Why they went to a 52 tooth big ring fot the 7803 I don't know. Also the 105 and Tiagra will not work with a 39 tooth middle ring, you must use the 42 which is standard on many triple setups (this is due to the shape of the derailleur). I've used it enough to know that it works well, but not enough to comment on durability.

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Favorite Ride:   anywhere not raining

Price Paid:    $67.00

Purchased At:   Price Point

Similar Products Used:   Tiagra, 105

Bike Setup:   Trek 1500 with Look pedals, Cane Creek wheels, Vredestein tires

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