SRAM Red Front Derailleur

SRAM Red Front Derailleur 

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.

USER REVIEWS

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[May 06, 2013]
Rafael Rodriguez
Road Racer

Strength:

Excellent shifting

Weakness:

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!

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.

OVERALL
RATING
1
VALUE
RATING
1
[Jun 01, 2009]
Mike Adams
Road Racer

Strength:

light weight

Weakness:

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

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!

Similar Products Used:

SRAM Force and Rival, Shimano Dura Ace

OVERALL
RATING
3
VALUE
RATING
2
[Nov 17, 2008]
Sknyskiman
Road Racer

Strength:

Lightweight

Weakness:

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

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.

Similar Products Used:

Shimano Dura Ace and Ultegra 9 and 10 speed groupsets

OVERALL
RATING
1
VALUE
RATING
1
[Jan 09, 2008]
ejprez
Road Racer

Strength:

Light, nice looking

Weakness:

none

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

Similar Products Used:

9-10 shimano Ultegra, 105, and Dura ace, Sram Force

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
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