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    Lightest 9 X 3 Front Derailleur?

    Have done searches here for info on the lightest front derailleur but am not sure exactly which one will work on my ride. I currently have an SLX top swing 3X9 on my ti Fantom Pro Moto. I believe the SLX is at 158 grams if I interpret at the Shimano site correctly. Any help is appreciated.

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    Older xtr front deraileurs (950/952 series) are the lightest made for 3x9 that I know of. Check ebay for one.

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    My XTR M952 with a titanium clamp bolt weights 117gr and I love it!
    It was designed for 8 speed but works beautifuly with 9.
    Gajas what?

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    The XTR M952 is the lightest I've ever found without modification. I've had several and the lightest is at 111 grams. Depending on top pull/bottom pull, or high or low mount they vary by 5-6 grams.
    Niner Jet9

    Niner Air9

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    If you can't find 952, the xtr 970 isnt too far off. Mine came in at 128 grams. What was surprising is the xt it replaced was 174 grams which seemed high.

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