SRAM Apex Front Derailleur

2/5 (1 Reviews)
MSRP : $57.00

Product Description

The SRAM Apex front derailleur is made to easily shift between any of the double chainring configurations offered on the Apex cranksets. Aluminum body with steel cage. 89 grams braze-on.

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

Date Reviewed: February 26, 2014

Strengths:    Lightweight

Weaknesses:    Impossible to get to shift consistently, if at all. For the past year it's been a useless piece of my bicycle.

Bottom Line:   
I've never had such a poorly operating front derailleur in 28 years. This thing occasionally works but often won't put the chain up on the top ring, or if it does it throws the chain. I could not race a road race with this thing, but I've been doing primarily hill climbs where I don't change rings. I did an Ironman last August and the chain came off six times and once jammed my rear wheel causing me to skid to a stop and almost wreck other cyclists. I rode my windtrainer tonight and after tweaking, I upshifted once, flawlessly. I was excited but it would not repeat that after trying six more times. It downshifts fine, but the chain has a tendency to float on top of the small chainring and takes a few strokes to grab the teeth--again, this would not work in a race. I'm at my last straw on this thing. It's just a very poorly operating device and also has no trim option, so if I want to go to my larger chainring, I have to pull over and hoist the chain up there by hand. I don't really race enough to consider myself a competitor anymore--I race 1-3 times a year and do a lot of running.

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Similar Products Used:   Campagnolo Chorus, Shimano 600/Ultegra

Bike Setup:   Specialized Roubaix, 11-32 in back, SRAM

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SRAM Apex front shifter issue

My Girlfriends Orbea is equipped with Apex shifters and a Force front derailure. It shifts fine from the small ring to the big ring, but when you try and put it back to the small ring the shifter does nothing. I found that when I push the paddle the opposite direction, there is a small click and the ... Read More »

Apex more expensive than 105... Which one?

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So last night as I was leaving from a stop sign I caught my foot on something in the derailleur cable area section of my bike (yeah I don't know how that happened). After that I noticed my shifting was getting pretty iffy, all symptoms of having too much cable tension. I went to adjust the barrel ad ... Read More »

Swapping SRAM APEX 11-32t cassette for something more conventional

What steps would I have to take to swap out my cassette to something with a more conventional gear spacing. I like the way Apex performs but I live in South-Eastern Michigan and the climbs here a nothing that extreme. Could I just swap out the rear cassette and been done with it or does the rear der ... Read More »

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