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    Alivio front mech.

    I took my bike for a front derailer. I wanted Alivio. The shop owner put a derailer but I suspect it is not alivio. He insisted it is but there is no Alivio writen on it. He insists that now there is a code for Alivio writen on it and they don't write the name. I suspect it is a road bike's derailer. It works though.

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    Can you post a clean pic? might be able to tell but no guarantee.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dogonfr
    Can you post a clean pic? might be able to tell but no guarantee.
    I will try but is it possible the Alivio name not to be writen on the component?

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    Possibily yes althogh you would thing Shimano would have the name every where.




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    Quote Originally Posted by dogonfr
    Possibily yes althogh you would thing Shimano would have the name every where.




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    Is that Alivio? On other bikes I see the name printed everywhere!

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    my rockhopper has an alivio FD and it doesnt say anything on it. looks generic to me, but thats what it supposedly is. *shrug*. it does kinda suck. luckily i dont use it very often. i have only two chainrings and am almost always in the middle ring. if youre after a new derailer and plan to use it much id shoot a little higher than the Alivio line. i think you can get last year's XTs for like $40

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    Yes, it's Alivio

    Quote Originally Posted by Markleo
    Is that Alivio? On other bikes I see the name printed everywhere!
    the pic you show corresponds with the pic on Shimano's website, and the FD-M 410 series is also consistent with Shimano's Alivio numberings. As for it not saying "Alivio" on it, my guess is that on lower end products, Shimano doesn't necessarily label them all the time. It could be that when you buy your Alivio equipped bike from one of the manufacturers, that manufacturer may request that Shimano label the product thusly as a sales and marketing tool. Just a guess.

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    why did you choose an alivio fr der?
    When a xt fr der ais at sale at $15 bucks??
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    Quote Originally Posted by pornstar
    why did you choose an alivio fr der?
    When a xt fr der ais at sale at $15 bucks??
    He lives in Greece, sometimes mail order isnt that great in other countrys.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dogonfr
    He lives in Greece, sometimes mail order isnt that great in other countrys.
    Here the Alivio costed me about $30 plus the labour cost as i am not really into fixing it myself so i couldn't really order one and take it to the shop

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    Quote Originally Posted by Call_me_Clyde
    the pic you show corresponds with the pic on Shimano's website, and the FD-M 410 series is also consistent with Shimano's Alivio numberings. As for it not saying "Alivio" on it, my guess is that on lower end products, Shimano doesn't necessarily label them all the time. It could be that when you buy your Alivio equipped bike from one of the manufacturers, that manufacturer may request that Shimano label the product thusly as a sales and marketing tool. Just a guess.

    Bottom line, you got the derailleur you asked for and paid for.

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    I probably Shimano don't like there Alivio fr derailleur cuz if you go lower like Acera the label is on the fr deraill... I don't know much on bike but I can say too that some of bike mounted with Alivio don't have the Alivio fr derail... Why I don't know? PS Sorry for my english I'm a dumby french who try to learn a lot about mountain bike... Since 3 years it's a new passion, and a lot more since I discover mtbr.com cuz there are a lot of cool passion bike like all of you that I an share my passion

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    Quote Originally Posted by Descendents
    I probably Shimano don't like there Alivio fr derailleur cuz if you go lower like Acera the label is on the fr deraill... I don't know much on bike but I can say too that some of bike mounted with Alivio don't have the Alivio fr derail... Why I don't know? PS Sorry for my english I'm a dumby french who try to learn a lot about mountain bike... Since 3 years it's a new passion, and a lot more since I discover mtbr.com cuz there are a lot of cool passion bike like all of you that I an share my passion
    You need to stop with the dummy French thing or we Will call Cedric Gracia to track you down. Welcome aboard, glad your enjoying yourself.

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