Shimano SLX Front Derailleur (Double, Top Swing)

Shimano SLX Front Derailleur (Double, Top Swing)
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Shimano's SLX Front Derailleur is made for long-travel, all-mountain bikes with a double ring set up. The compact cage design gives you improved rear tire clearance while the matched radius reduces chain drop. The dual-pull design allows this derailleur to be used with top- or bottom-pull cable routing too. It's super stiff for the quick, authoritative shifts that serious mountain bikes demand.

Your seat-tube diameter determines the needed derailleur clamp size. This front derailleur comes with a 34.9mm clamp and adapters for 28.6 and 31.8mm seat tubes.
Capacity is calculated by subtracting your smallest chainring's tooth count from the largest chainring's tooth count. Example: 46/34/24 chainrings: 46 - 24 = 22-tooth capacity.


Bottom-pull derailleurs are used when the cable is routed underneath the bottom bracket and up through the cable clamp. Top-pull derailleurs work with frames where the cables are routed down from the top tube.

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