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:   Countrysidecycling.com 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.



Reviews 1 - 4 (4 Reviews Total)

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Supersix EVO - Force vs. Red?

I'm on the verge of pulling the trigger on a SuperSix EVO. I'm thinking either the Carbon Sram Force, racing edition, or the Carbon Sram Red model. Is Red worth the extra money? Looks like those models have the same specs except for the wheels and groupset. I don't care about the wheels, I'll be swi ... Read More »

Not only do they ride without helmets, but also protest against stopping on red

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where can i get SRAM red shifter stickers

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Upgrade to SRAM RED - compatibility and questions

Hi all, Don't judge to hard - tried to find an answers to all my question but without luck... Long story short - 2 bikes - MERCKX EMX-1 w/ 105 10s, Old Giant w/ Sora 8s. 105 -> SRAM red, Sora -> 105 :) - get both 10s fully compatible for cassette and chains (no more 2 system spares to hold) From ... Read More »

SRAM Red Shifter - good-to-bad?

I have had constantly problems with SRAM shifters. I'm determined to figure out what is going on, since so many riders love them. For my race cross bike I have 2012 Red shifters paired to a new Force RD. Cables, housing, etc. are all six months old, but also rode mainly road bikes for the spring/ ... Read More »

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