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 Post subject: Lightest Top pull FD
PostPosted: Mon Feb 26, 2007 7:23 am 
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Any suggestions? My new bike uses a top pull so I'm guessing the Road FD is not an option... let me know your thoughts!


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xtr fd-952
110g stock, but who on this forum sticks with stock :D


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PostPosted: Mon Feb 26, 2007 3:46 pm 
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Sachs made a triple top-pull braze-on that was pretty light. I believe it is called the NEOS. It can be tuned with aluminum bolts and a lightweight clamp - like a BTP.


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elephant wrote:
Sachs made a triple top-pull braze-on that was pretty light. I believe it is called the NEOS. It can be tuned with aluminum bolts and a lightweight clamp - like a BTP.


I have one of those, in the picture it has an aluminium mounting and clamping bolt, the rest is stock. I would say you could easily save about 10 grams from stock by replacing all the bolts to alloy and drilling it a bit as the cage and arm are quite beefy, without really compromising much.

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There aren't to many top pull derailleurs, but there must be something lighter then this one?
I still have plans to try and convert a record fd to top pull but it's not very high on my priority list so I haven't got the time for it yet.


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Is there really nobody who knows of a lighter alternative? :dunno:


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952 XTR is a little lighter then previously stated but not lighter then the Sachs.


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Except the Sachs above doesn't include a clamp. My sachs, tuned, with circa 8-9 gram btp clamp is 104 grams. So I'd say your XTR is as good a solution as any.

EDIT: Assuming riders frame doesn't have a simple braze on tab. I like that solution best :D

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