SRAM Red Front Derailleur

2.5/5 (4 Reviews)
MSRP : $157.00

Product Description

SRAM Red 10spd Front Derailleur: Proprietary actuation ratio (only compatible with SRAM road shifters). Designed to optimize traditional and compact gearing shifts. Aluminum construction with shift-engineered, hardened titanium cage.

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Reviews 1 - 4 (4 Reviews Total)

User Reviews

Overall Rating:1
Value Rating:1
Submitted by Rafael Rodriguez a Road Racer

Date Reviewed: May 6, 2013

Strengths:    Excellent shifting

Weaknesses:    The front derailleur snapped on a downshift. The two welds that hold the derailleur to the braket just snapped. Clearly this is a design problem as my Cannondale SRAM Red has only 500 miles!

Bottom Line:   
Perhaps in their zeal to cut weight the designers at Cannondale have sacrificed strength. My other bike is a12 year old TREK OCLV with Dura Ace Gruppo and never have had an incident such as this.

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Bike Setup:   SRAM Red Gruppo

Overall Rating:3
Value Rating:2
Submitted by Mike Adams a Road Racer

Date Reviewed: June 1, 2009

Strengths:    light weight

Weaknesses:    Cage has to much flex causing unreliable shifting. Don't even think about shifting under load on a hill!

Bottom Line:   
The cage on this derailleur is crap! It has to much flex and wears fast when the chain rubs due to no trim on the big front gear. I had to replace derailleur after one year. Pro teams insisted on a different cage on their front derailleurs. They must know something the rest of us don't!

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Favorite Ride:   Hills

Price Paid:    $90.00

Purchased At:   Hawley's Bicycle Wor

Similar Products Used:   SRAM Force and Rival, Shimano Dura Ace

Bike Setup:   SuperSix, SRAM Red Group

Overall Rating:1
Value Rating:1
Submitted by Sknyskiman a Road Racer

Date Reviewed: November 17, 2008

Strengths:    Lightweight

Weaknesses:    Shifting action not as responsive as Dura Ace, and cage is prone to breaking

Bottom Line:   
Broke my brand new 2008 SRAM Red front derailleur on a downshift. There's a weld on top of the cage is came apart. Don't know if SRAM fixed this design, but it is definitely inferior construction/design.

Shifting is also not as firm as Dura Ace. Stiffness is sacrificed with the lighter ti material on the Red. I'm going back to Dura Ace on my front derailleur.

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Favorite Ride:   Sonoma/Mendocino County coastal hills

Similar Products Used:   Shimano Dura Ace and Ultegra 9 and 10 speed groupsets

Bike Setup:   Landshark carbon bike, Ksyrium ES wheels, Look KEO cromo pedals, FSA Wing handlebars, Michelin Pro 2 tires, Specialized Toupe saddle

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by ejprez a Road Racer

Date Reviewed: January 9, 2008

Strengths:    Light, nice looking

Weaknesses:    none

Bottom Line:   
It's nice looking, not very expensize when compared to campy record, but is lighter, the lightest.

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Favorite Ride: Wednesday Night Ride

Price Paid:    $95.00

Purchased At:   Countrysidecycling.c

Similar Products Used:   9-10 shimano Ultegra, 105, and Dura ace, Sram Force

Bike Setup:   Fuji SL-1, Sram Red, Ksyrims elites and zipp 404s, Ritchey 4 axis, FSA K-force bar, Fizik Arione, Dura Ace pedals.

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