Front derailleurs

Whether you are planning to purchase a new bike or working on one you already own; it is important to be familiar with the Front Derailleur.
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Sram GX 2x10-Speed Forskifter | front derailleur SRAM GX
from: 32 gbp
Front Derailleur XTR FD-M9025 2x11 Direct Mount Low | front derailleur Shimano XTR FD-
save: 42 % from: 28 gbp
Shimano DEORE 2x10 Front Derailleur FD-M6025 Down-Swing | front derailleur Shimano DEORE FD-
save: 19 % from: 19 gbp
Shimano M4100 Deore 10 Speed Double Front Derailleur | front derailleur Shimano Deore
save: 30 % from: 17 gbp
Shimano SLX FD-M675 10 Speed Double Front Derailleur | front derailleur Shimano SLX FD-
from: 9 gbp
Shimano ALTUS FD-M2020 2x9-speed Front Derailleur | front derailleur Shimano ALTUS FD-
from: 13 gbp
SRAM XX Front Derailleur | front derailleur SRAM XX
from: 70 gbp
Shimano Ultegra R8000 11-Speed Front Derailleur Double 28.6/31.8mm | front derailleur Shimano PD-R8000
save: 13 % from: 40 gbp
Deore XT M8000 Side Swing 3x11 Front Derailleur | front derailleur Shimano Deore XT
from: 23 gbp
Shimano Skid Plate for FD-R8000/R7000 Front Derailleur | front derailleur Shimano PD-R7000
save: 95 % from: 1 gbp
Shimano XTR Di2 Front Derailleur 3x11 | front derailleur Shimano XTR
from: 237 gbp
Shimano XT M8020 2x11-Speed Forskifter | front derailleur Shimano PD-M8020
from: 20 gbp
Shimano Dura Ace R9100 Forskifter (med lodning) | front derailleur Shimano PD-R9100
from: 15 gbp
Deore XT FD-M8020 Forskifter 2x11-speed forskifter Side-Swing | front derailleur Shimano Deore XT FD-
from: 23 gbp
Shimano Claris - Forskifter FD-R2030 til 3 x 8 gear - til direkte montering | front derailleur Shimano Claris FD-R2030
from: 17 gbp
Shimano M3120 Alivio 9 speed Front Derailleur | front derailleur Shimano Alivio
from: 24 gbp
Shimano SLX M7025 Down Swing 11 Speed Front Derailleur | front derailleur Shimano SLX
from: 27 gbp
Shimano XT M8000 Front Derailleur | front derailleur Shimano PD-M8000
from: 7 gbp
Shimano XT Di2 FD-M8070 2x11-speed Front Derailleur Down-Swing | front derailleur Shimano XT FD-
from: 32 gbp
SRAM Rival Wide eTap AXS Braze-on Front Derailleur | front derailleur SRAM Rival AXS Braze-on
from: 162 gbp
Shimano XTR - Forskifter FD-M9025-D6 - 2 x 11 gear til direkte montering | front derailleur Shimano XTR FD--D6
from: 28 gbp
Shimano Altus M313 3x7/8-Speed Forskifter | front derailleur Shimano Altus
from: 12 gbp
Deore MTB FD-M6000 Forskifter 3x10-speed Side Swing høj klemme, sort/sølv | front derailleur Shimano Deore FD- klemme
from: 23 gbp
Ultegra FD-R8000 2x11 Forskifter 2x11 loddet | front derailleur Shimano Ultegra FD-R8000
from: 38 gbp
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Shimano Ultegra R8000 11-Speed Front Derailleur Double 28.6/31.8mm | front derailleur Shimano PD-R8000
save: 13 % from: 40 gbp

Front Derailleur

When it comes to choosing a front derailleur from Velomio, bike enthusiasts need to consider several important factors. The purpose of this bike component is to shift the bike chain on bikes with more than one chainring in front. You will find many different models and makes on the market; however, they all share the same functionality and basic design.

Things to Consider when Buying a Front Derailleur

Are you looking for a front derailleur MTB or a road bike or wondering whether the front derailleur on your bicycle is the right one? If you are, you need to consider several factors, such as:

  • Interface or clamp diameter of the front derailleur
  • Whether it is compatible with your crankset
  • The direction of your bike’s cable pull

You also need to ensure that your bike’s front shifter is working properly. An indexed shifter, for instance, should click a few times as you push its lever backward or forward. A friction shifter’s lever, on the other hand, simply needs to glide backward or forward freely. It should also stop at either end of its range. A place like Velomio will have shifters for all sizes.

Mechanics of a Front Derailleur

A front derailleur bike comes with a cage around its chain. This cage or box attaches to a parallelogram, or linkage system, which is similar to the one in a rear derailleur. If you are planning to purchase a bike with a mechanical-type derailleur, for example, it will have a cable that will hold and move the linkage.

When you release the cable, a wound spring located in the linkage will move the cage in the opposite direction. Bikes with an electric derailleur, however, come with a motor designed to move the cage. While riding a bike with a front derailleur, you will be able to shift only when you are pedaling.

When you shift outward, for instance, your bike’s chain will flex to the right and start to rise from your pedaling. Most modern chainrings come with features and shift ramps to pick up the bike’s chain as it moves outward. Similarly, the inward shift action works in the same manner. The cage will push the chain from behind and continue pushing inward until it starts to fall off the larger ring. The smaller ring then catches the chain and engages it.

If you are having a difficult time finding the right front derailleur for your bike, Velomio will give you some awesome ideas.

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