An elegant appearance and high-quality technologies distinguish Shimano's new SLX. The brand-new mid-range group offers countless of the performance features that already distinguish its "big sister", the Deore XT, and combines them with an excellent price-performance ratio, extreme robustness and comprehensive versatility. The result is mountain bike components that provide the right setup for almost every biker.
The 10 and 11-speed front derailleurs of the new 7000 series have made a significant performance leap in terms of shifting performance. Both shift with significantly more force, but at the same time are characterised by efficient cable routing and low operating forces. In addition to the side swing technology, which provides even more performance due to the more direct cable routing, classic top swing or down swing front derailleurs are still available. They all have in common compatibility with shorter chainstays and larger wheels and tyres, making them ideally suited to the requirements of modern mountain bikes.
Side Swing The new front derailleur design allows for more efficient, shorter cable guidance and a cage that moves horizontally in the direction of chain travel. Side Swing front derailleurs also offer more leeway in the design of the chainstays, as there are no more joints behind the seat tube.
Shoulder diameter: 34.9mm, with adapter 31.8 / 28.6mm