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ShimanoDura-Ace FD-9000 11-Speed Front Derailleur
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Cables por vida.

If you think that you're the last mechanical holdout, we assure you that you're not alone. Even in the face of precise, electronic adversity, we find that cables still have as much to offer as wires. And while we hate to gloat, the Shimano Dura-Ace FD-9000 11-Speed Front Derailleur proves us right.

To respond to the ever-growing popularity of the Di2 front derailleur, Shimano made some drastic revisions to the overall design of the FD-9000. To start, we should explain Dura-Ace 9000's shifting goal -- easier action with a shorter stroke at the lever. To achieve this, a multi-part strategy had to be developed. First, Shimano had to revise the actuation ratio -- easier said than done. By standard, Shimano has operated on a variable ratio. This means that the ratio between a unit of shifted cable and its measured movement of a derailleur is varied throughout the gear range. As Shimano sees it, every gear jump is different, and requires a variance in actuation. However, to minimize the stroke effort, the variable ratio had to be lessened. This required a replacement of the leverage points on the front derailleur's body. You'll notice that FD-9000 now has a heightened profile with the leverage point at the top of the body. The enlarged pull arm creates more leverage, and this strengthens the pull, eases the actuation, and thus lessens the shift stroke.

All in all, Shimano claims that the new derailleur system creates a 43% reduction in shifting effort over 7900 at the lever. And to round things off in the efficiency department, the FD-9000 is pulled by Shimano's proprietary, polymer-coated shift cable. Shimano's new cable nearly eliminates mechanical drag, and further enhances shift accuracy. Altogether, the minimization of stroke and required effort creates a shifting experience on-par with the accuracy found in Di2 systems. 9000 guarantees predictability and ease across the shifting range, and to accommodate for FC-9000's 55 tooth chainring capacity, Shimano reintroduced its micro-trim system. In this iteration, it works opposite to prior generations, in that the trim moves outward for wide-open, cross-chain compatibility.

The Shimano Dura-Ace FD-9000 11-Speed Front Derailleur is available in one color and as either a braze-on or clamp. The clamp is offered in both a 31.8mm/28.6mm or 34.9mm clamp diameter. Please note that the FD-9000 is intended for use with the Dura-Ace 9000 component group.

  • 43% lighter action
  • Shorter lever stroke
  • 28.6/31.8mm or 34.9mm clamp

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One Color,31.8mm

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works like a champ

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

shimano's best mechanical front der to date...

DA 9000 is the best.

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

I have ridden about every grouppo out there and every generation of DA over the last 20 years. DA is still my favorite and has never let me down. I love the new 9000 it's effortless, crisp, reliable shifting through any scenario.

Will the Shimano Dura-Ace FD-9000 11-Speed...

Will the Shimano Dura-Ace FD-9000 11-Speed Front Derailleur work on a triple crank set for use on a touring bike with Dura-Ace SL-BSR1 11-Speed Bar End Shifters? In other words does it have the necessary throw to expand the distance?

this only works with a 2X system

You mention they re-introduced the micro-trim...

You mention they re-introduced the micro-trim system. Does this mean it does not have the trim features of the 7900 which claim to not require trimming on the large chainring?

The 9000 series is meant to be paired (der's, shifters....) The 9000 front shifter (left) has 4 points, 2 for small ring, 2 for large ring. The 9000 der may work with the 7900 shifter but may also lead to great frustration. I'd skip it and just get the 7900 to match your shifter.

Will this work with any setup? like with...

Will this work with any setup? like with a 10 speed cassete, and any STI shimano shifters and shimano crank?

it only works with 11 speed systems