Send it by cable.
You might think that Shimano's Di2 electronic front derailleurs have made mechanical ones a thing of the past, but their latest Dura Ace FD-R9100 puts up a convincing argument to the contrary. Its long cage results in a powerful shift that's lighter to operate, and its clever construction greatly simplifies setup, accommodating a variety of cable routing options including full housing setups and incorporating a cable tension adjuster so you can dial in the indexing without undoing the cable each time.
Compatible with Shimano 11-speed road drivetrains.
- Integrated cable tension adjuster
- Compatible with multiple cable routing options
- Ability to accommodate full housing
- Lighter operation
- Race-ready design for seamless operation with short chainstays and 135 mm rear O.L.D.
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Mount Type: Braze-On
R9100 Front Derailleur - Braze On
Mfg PartNum: IFDR9100F
R9100 Front Derailleur - 34.9mm
Mfg PartNum: IFDR9100BL
R9100 Front Derailleur - 31.8mm w/adpater
Mfg PartNum: IFDR9100BSM
I bought this to replace a functional Dura Ace 9000 front when building up a new frame. It was a bit of a splurge, but I feel like it's quite a bit better. The shifts are a bit quicker, but also it's far more out of the way (no tire or frame clearance issues), and the built in cable tensioning is fantastic.
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