Shimano Tiagra FD-4403-B/F Front Derailleur

1.63/5 (8 Reviews)


Product Description

  • 9-Speed
  • Steel Chain Giude
  • Triple Ring Compatible


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    Overall Rating:1
    Value Rating:1
    Submitted by Jon a Recreational Rider

    Date Reviewed: August 8, 2011

    Strengths:    Works ok until it breaks.

    Weaknesses:    Poorly designed such that it fails frequently.

    Bottom Line:   
    As with several other reviews here the nub that keeps the spring tentioned broke after a few years.

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    Favorite Ride:   group training

    Price Paid:    $69420.00

    Similar Products Used:   Have used many other front derailers without having one fail.

    Bike Setup:   Giant OCR


    Overall Rating:1
    Value Rating:1
    Submitted by Rob a Commuter

    Date Reviewed: August 14, 2010

    Strengths:    Worked ok for the first 2 years.

    Weaknesses:    The post holding the spring is improperly designed and breaks within 2 years. Broke on 2 different bikes used by two different riders.

    Bottom Line:   
    The Tiagra front derailleur came standard on my Devinci Caribou and my girlfriend's Opus Legato. Both derailleurs broke after 2 years use. I would not trust another one.

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    Similar Products Used:   Various

    Bike Setup:   Touring


    Overall Rating:2
    Value Rating:2
    Submitted by louis a Recreational Rider

    Date Reviewed: March 13, 2010

    Strengths:    Cheap

    Weaknesses:    Only 2 year durability for a rec rider = engineering flaw and/or poor craftsmanship.

    Bottom Line:   
    Worked ok for 2 years until spring broke.

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    Purchased At:   internet

    Bike Setup:   105 on rear


    Overall Rating:2
    Value Rating:4
    Submitted by Todd a Recreational Rider

    Date Reviewed: September 21, 2007

    Strengths:    "Functioned" for five years of recreational riding.

    Weaknesses:    Constant adjustment issues.

    Spring broke now have to replace entire unit.


    Bottom Line:   
    Never worked very well. Constant adjustments. Continually had problems shifting on the front triple.

    Spring finally broke. Looking for a replacement.

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    Favorite Ride:   Cannondale

    Purchased At:   Came with bike - Fra

    Bike Setup:   Road.


    Overall Rating:2
    Value Rating:2
    Submitted by Wes a Recreational Rider

    Date Reviewed: December 2, 2005

    Strengths:    Cheap. Works ok.

    Weaknesses:    Cheap. Cannot use 53-39-30. Narrow chainline limitations.

    Bottom Line:   
    This derailleur is ok. It's not bad but it's not great either. The cage is a bit narrow, so you will not be able to get anywhere near a crossover gear. You cannot use a 53-39-30 with this derailleur. You must use the "standard" 52-42-30. It came on the bike and it worked. But I wouldn't buy one. Shimano 105 is inexpensive enough and probably (haven't tried one) better.

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    Favorite Ride:   anywhere not raining

    Purchased At:   Bicycle Connection

    Similar Products Used:   Dura-Ace

    Bike Setup:   Trek 1500 with Look pedals, and Vredestien tires.



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