13 Best Front Bike Derailleurs

List Updated May 2020

Bestselling Front Bike Derailleurs in 2020


SHIMANO FD-M313, Down Swing,Dual-Pull for Rear 7/8-SPD, Band Type 34.9M(W/31.8 & 28.6MM Adapter) for 42/48T, CS-Angle:66-69

SHIMANO FD-M313, Down Swing,Dual-Pull for Rear 7/8-SPD, Band Type 34.9M(W/31.8 & 28.6MM Adapter) for 42/48T, CS-Angle:66-69
BESTSELLER NO. 1 in 2020
  • Front Derailleur Clamp: 28.6 (1-1/8")
  • Front Derailleur Clamp: 31.8 (1-1/4")
  • Front Derailleur Clamp: 34.9 (1-3/8")
  • Front Derailleur Cable Pull: Dual
  • Derailleur Capacity: 20

FD-A070A 7-speed front derailleur, double 28.6 / 31.8 /34.9 mm

FD-A070A 7-speed front derailleur, double 28.6 / 31.8 /34.9 mm
BESTSELLER NO. 2 in 2020
  • Front Derailleur Clamp: 28.6 (1-1/8")
  • Front Derailleur Clamp: 31.8 (1-1/4")
  • Front Derailleur Cable Pull: Bottom Pull
  • Derailleur Capacity: 16
  • Front Derailleur Style: Traditional

Origin8 Maxfit Front Derailleur Clamp Band/Adapter 31.8

Origin8 Maxfit Front Derailleur Clamp Band/Adapter 31.8
BESTSELLER NO. 3 in 2020
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Shimano 7 Speed Group Set Mountain Bike Shifter Lever ST-EF51 3x7Speed+Front Derailleur FD-TY500+Rear Derailleur RD-TY300

Shimano 7 Speed Group Set Mountain Bike Shifter Lever ST-EF51 3x7Speed+Front Derailleur FD-TY500+Rear Derailleur RD-TY300
BESTSELLER NO. 4 in 2020
  • Shimano Altus ST-EF51 3x7 Speed Shifter Brake Lever Set with Inner Cables
  • Shimano Tourney FD-TY500 Front Derailleur 6/7 Speed
  • Shimano Tourney RD-TY300 Direct Mount 6/7 Speed Rear Derailleur Upgraded from FD-TX35
  • Package Includes ST-EF51 3x7 Speed Shifters + FD-TY500 Front Derailleur + RD-TY300 Rear Derailleur
  • Shimano groupset, we guarantee its quality, any question in using, we are 100% responsible

SHIMANO FD-M311 Aultus Front Derailleur (28.6-34.9-mm 3x7/8 Speed Hi-Clamp)

SHIMANO FD-M311 Aultus Front Derailleur (28.6-34.9-mm 3x7/8 Speed Hi-Clamp)
BESTSELLER NO. 5 in 2020
  • Mountain double or triple
  • Dual Pull Design: Compatible with top or bottom routing
  • Shimano Reference Number: FD-M311

Shimano Tourney Mountain Bicycle Front Derailleur - FD-TX800 - EFDTX800TSX6

Shimano Tourney Mountain Bicycle Front Derailleur - FD-TX800 - EFDTX800TSX6
BESTSELLER NO. 6 in 2020
  • Drivetrain Speeds: 7
  • Double or Triple: Triple
  • Derailleur Capacity: 20
  • Front Der/Shifter Compatibility: Shimano Road
  • Front Derailleur Cable Pull: Dual

Shimano Ultegra Road Bicycle Front Derailleur FD-6600 (34.9mm)

Shimano Ultegra Road Bicycle Front Derailleur FD-6600 (34.9mm)
BESTSELLER NO. 7 in 2020

SRAM 1X Front Derailleur Aluminum Bike Frame Cover High Direct Mount, Black

SRAM 1X Front Derailleur Aluminum Bike Frame Cover High Direct Mount, Black
BESTSELLER NO. 8 in 2020
  • Making the move to SRAM 1X
  • Branded cover with a bold design tying the rider to the SRAM 1X revolution
  • Made in Taiwan

K-Edge Braze-On Adapter Clamp (31.8 Red)

K-Edge Braze-On Adapter Clamp (31.8 Red)
BESTSELLER NO. 9 in 2020
  • Material: 6061 T6 aluminum
  • Fitment: For use with 31.8mm or 34.9mm diameter seat tubes that do not have an existing braze-on mount
  • Weight: 14 grams
  • Hardware: Clamp and clamp bolt (does not include front derailleur attachment bolt)

SRAM Force 31.8 Front Derailleur

SRAM Force 31.8 Front Derailleur
BESTSELLER NO. 10 in 2020
  • Capacity: 16T
    Clamp: 31.8mm
    Derailleur Color: zepher-silver
    Rings: double
    Speeds: 10sp

SHIMANO FD-2403 3x8-Speed Claris Front Derailleur, Silver, 31.8/28.6mm

SHIMANO FD-2403 3x8-Speed Claris Front Derailleur, Silver, 31.8/28.6mm
BESTSELLER NO. 11 in 2020
  • Has moderate spring tension
  • Rigid cage design for improved shifts
  • SIS 8-Speed compatible

SRAM X7 Bicycle Front Derailleur with 3 x 10 High Direct Mount Top Pull

SRAM X7 Bicycle Front Derailleur with 3 x 10 High Direct Mount Top Pull
BESTSELLER NO. 12 in 2020
  • Wide range 2x10 and 3x10 systems with X-GLIDE front shifting technology
  • Storm grey color
  • High Clamp mounting type

SRAM X7 Bicycle Front Derailleur with 3X9 High-Clamp 318/349 Bottom Pull

SRAM X7 Bicycle Front Derailleur with 3X9 High-Clamp 318/349 Bottom Pull
BESTSELLER NO. 13 in 2020
  • Wide range 2x10 and 3x10 systems with X-GLIDE front shifting technology
  • Storm grey color
  • High Clamp mounting type

Adjust a 10-Speed Bicycle’s Derailleurs: How to Complete the Task

This article briefly discusses how to make minor adjustments to a 10-speed bicycle's derailleurs.

Do you own a 10-speed bicycle? Are you experiencing problems shifting gears? If so, the problem may lie with your bicycle's rear and front derailleurs. They control a 10-speed bicycle's drive chain and sometimes need adjustment. Based on my experience, those adjustments are moderately easy to complete. Here's how to make them yourself:

Supplies Needed

In order to complete this bicycle repair, you will need a set of screwdrivers, a can of dry spray lubricant and a bicycle repair stand. If you don't have a bicycle repair stand, you'll need to find someone that is willing to hold your 10-speed bicycle's rear wheel off of the ground while you complete the repair.

Adjust the Rear Derailleur

Once your 10-speed bicycle's rear wheel is off of the ground, you will need to look for and examine the rear derailleur. Just in case you are not familiar with the rear derailleur, it rests in the bike's freewheel hub-and-sprocket assembly area. The freewheel hub-and-sprocket assembly is located in the center of the bicycle's rear tire.

While examining the bicycle's rear derailleur, you'll need to locate the adjustment screws. I have found that they are typically located near a large letter H and a large letter L. Adjustments to the H screw will influence the freewheel's smallest gear whereas adjustments to the L screw will manipulate its largest gear. You'll also want to temporarily detach any cables that are connected to the derailleur.

Adjust the Front Derailleur

Proceed by using your screwdriver to carefully tighten both screws. Your goal should be to get the bicycle's chain to center onto its corresponding cog during shifting. While the bike's wheel is still in the air, you can test your adjustments to the rear derailleur by manipulating the bike's pedal and shifter by hand.

When you've finished adjusting the rear derailleur, reattach any cables and turn your attention towards the bicycle's front derailleur. It is traditionally located towards the top of the bike's chain wheel, near the seat tube. You'll want to adjust it in the same way.

After making all of the adjustments, you may want to consider lubricating the bike's derailleurs and freewheel with a dry spray lubricant. The dry spray lubricant will help to ensure that the bike's working parts continue to work properly.

Ways to Reduce Future Gear Problems

Over the years, I have found that there are five easy ways to reduce gear problems. First, you'll want to refrain from backpedaling. Second, you'll want to avoid laying the bicycle down on its right side because the ground's surface can damage or disrupt the gears. Third, you'll want to restrict gear shifting to periods when you are pedaling. Fourth, you'll want to make sure that you perform routine maintenance on your bike. Fifth, you'll want to keep your bicycle protected from the elements. Doing those things should go a long way in keeping your 10-speed off of the repair stand and onto the pavement.

Source: Personal Experience

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