Best front derailleur with red shifters

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steff
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by steff

Hello
according to you what is the best front derailleur with red shifters ?
I already try shimano DA 7800,7900 ,sram red, tiso altore and sereo
best results were with DA 7800 and tiso altore
please mr SRAM put other 'guts' in your left shifter

kbzoo
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by kbzoo

The DA 7800 FD works perfectly fine for me. Haven't tried anything else but then I never felt the need to. Just stick with the 7800 FD.

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by worstshotever

best lightweight or just best shifting performance? I'm curious too as to the best performing light solution.

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by ipenguinking

Force works perfectly with my Red shifter.

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by theremery

I use a shitty old 10 speed Record Ti (Tuned) campag front mech with my red shifters. It weighs about 55g (53?)and works fine. It has a tough job too because the 34 50 combo is hard on front mechs and I demand a fast shift and fair smack it through under pressure when racing.
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steff
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by steff

worstshotever wrote:best lightweight or just best shifting performance? I'm curious too as to the best performing light solution.


best shifting
I tuned tiso altore to 37 gr but it was really too flexible and shifting was not very good
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by NJBiker72

ipenguinking wrote:Force works perfectly with my Red shifter.

I'd second Force.

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by caseycycling

NJBiker72 wrote:
ipenguinking wrote:Force works perfectly with my Red shifter.

I'd second Force.


Have to third the Force, on my 34-50 the fd has worked perfect for 5500+ miles now.

Vee
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by Vee

I have a 7900 FD on my Sram Red setup. It works okay, but could be better. I chose it over force specifically due to weight. I may reconsider and try a force FD at some point.

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by nitropowered

Probably because the 7900 fd has a different pull ratio

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by Juanmoretime

theremery wrote:I use a shitty old 10 speed Record Ti (Tuned) campag front mech with my red shifters. It weighs about 55g (53?)and works fine. It has a tough job too because the 34 50 combo is hard on front mechs and I demand a fast shift and fair smack it through under pressure when racing.


The same front 10 speed Record front but I use a 53, 39 front chainring set.
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by dallaghan

I am running 7800 as well - it's OK not as good as 7800 with 7800
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by lancejohnson

For the best mechanical fron shifting you'll definitely want to go with a DA7900 front mech. Then of course you'll want to change to 7900 shifters as well. It's the Click and Clack theory - start with something that works half way (like a SRAM drivetrain) and sooner or later you'll just end up switching it all to something that works better...
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by robertg

I just switched to a Sram Red Steel cage front derailleur and the shifting is night and day different (better) than the regular Red front.

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by ty-ro

Right now I use a Force front mech with my Red shifter. It's nowhere near as nice as 7900 front mech and shifter.

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