This SRAM X0 3x10 High Direct Mount Front Derailleur will bolt right up to frames, like the Santa Cruz Blur TL Carbon, that have a Shimano-style direct mount. This high direct mount is a great way to mount the derailleur as it reduces the time spent with adjustment and doesn't require the derailleur to clamp sometimes delicate seat tubes. It's simply a matter of bolting it on and setting the height to clear the chainrings.
While 2x10 drivetrain systems are all the rage, some of us still prefer three chainrings. The reason is that we don't want to give up the super low climbing gear. So if you're running a three ring crank, you'll need this X0 3x10 Front Derailleur to match the rest of your new SRAM X0 drivetrain.
We've found that the new 10-speed X0 parts shift with the same crispness and precision as the benchmark XX front mechanism. The difference here is that you'll have the ability to swing the derailleur cage farther inboard and out to accommodate the width of the three chainring setup.
The aluminum links that shape the swing of the derailleur cage have widely spaced pivots for awesome stiffness. This rigidity inherent in the parallelogram is part of what makes X0 front shifting so quick and efficient. The derailleur cage is made from steel for maximum durability and is shaped for optimum performance with their X-Glide chainrings.
The SRAM X0 3x10 High Direct Mount Front Derailleur is configured to work with either top or bottom pull cable routing.