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    Which front-derailleur for 2x9 scalpel carbon

    Hello,

    Which front derailleur would you advise for my new scalpel carbon 2x9 si crank ?

    - XTR FD-M971
    - campagnolo record
    - sram red
    - other ?

    My preference would go to the sram red, as this is the lightest (I have a sram X.0 2008 rear derailleur medium cage and x.0 gripshifts), but some people appear to have difficulties in the set-up of a front-derailleur for 2x9.

    I ordered the SI crank 2 x 9 (42 / 29 tooth)

    Thanks in advance

    Ron

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    The Red should work. It's much easier to setup with Grip Shifts since you can trim the cable so you don't always have chain rub like other shifters mated to the narrower road 10sp front derailleurs.

    If money was no object, I'd pick the Record, it just looks great with the carbon outer plate and it's italian, every high end bike should have italian parts.

    Personally, I have a Dura-Ace FD-7700 which is the last 9sp Dura-Ace, the cage is slightly wider and I got it for very cheap... and at 86gr in the 31.8 band type (remember, the Red is braze-on only, you need to add the weight of a bolt on band), it's got nothing much to envy the Record and Red units...

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    proud to be italian,

    proud to have a Record,

    proud to have a Scalpel2008.

    thank you Dan
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    on scale with BBB clamp 31,8mm

    and gold Ti bolts

    XTR 971 weights 145 gr
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    or you can try to find an xtr 952 if you want a light off-road specific fd.
    weight on scale here is untuned, it currently sits on my scalpel 08 team.
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    Thanks for the replies and the confirmation that SRAM red wil work.

    I decided to buy the SRAM RED, with the BBB-clamp 31.8mm

    Total weight:
    - sram red braze-on: 58 gr
    - BBB clamp: 18 gr


    Greetz
    Ron

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    only 2 gr difference with campagnolo

    but not so wonderful... anonymous design

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    Quote Originally Posted by de Ron
    Thanks for the replies and the confirmation that SRAM red wil work.

    I decided to buy the SRAM RED, with the BBB-clamp 31.8mm

    Total weight:
    - sram red braze-on: 58 gr
    - BBB clamp: 18 gr


    Greetz
    Ron
    Red braze-on FD is 70 grams instead of the claimed 58 grams

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kayba
    Red braze-on FD is 70 grams instead of the claimed 58 grams

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    go record go

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    i am using
    fsa k force light 42/29
    ultegra 12-27 9s
    which front derailleur i should use????

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