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    Road front der. for double ring set up?

    Hi all,

    Am converting to a double front set up, can a road front der (ie sram rival) survive? It saves 40g over the double SLX option and XX it too $$$.

    The frame is uses bottom pull cables so thats fine, no need for a speen. Ratios are 26-38.

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    But did you read them? None talk about the longevity of them, and one is about rear derailleurs.

    Anyone have any meaningful responses?

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    sorry about that, didn't check all the threads i posted. anyways, a road front derailleur will survive. I have never used a sram one though. You might want try to figure out what the pull ratio is, I'm not 100% sure if its compatible with sram and shimano off-road shifters. I use DA 7700 because of the wide cage. A front derailleur meant for a 10 speed chain (thinner than 9-speed) might rub a little bit.
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    Cool, I was hoping that was the case. I'm using Sram XO triggers so hoping that the pull ratio is the same with Sram front der. 10sp vs 9sp chain may be an issue, I might look around to see if anyones got an older 9sp Shimano Ultegra/DA in the shops.

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    It will work fine. I know a few people who use Rival front derailleurs with no problem.

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    not a rival, but ive used sram red with no problems for over a year now
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    I've used my Campy Record for over a year with a 27-40 and it's worked better than the one it replaced. Hasn't needed any adjusting yet. I've used it with 9 and 10 sp chains and that doesn't really make a difference. Also this is with Sram trigger shifters. All front mechs will work with your triggers. So get whatever one you can get for the cheapest, but don't bother with the Shimano Triple specific road units, not much weight savings and you don't need the extra range.

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    sram rival and force for 2 years on mtbs' work great with gripshift!
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    Great, thats what i needed. figured they would but didn't want to hear 'mine clapped out in 5 months...' etc.

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