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Shimano M981 DM 3X10 Front Derailleur

Item #: FD226A10
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Please Note: This derailleur is OE. It has never been ridden on, nor has it been mounted to a bike. Original package may not be included

Shimano XTR M980 Series Direct Mount Front Derailleur OE

Augmenting the race-ready XTR drivetrain is the short-cage, double-ring-specific front derailleur that gives you the power to mindlessly shift from ring to ring. A key element in Shimano's legendary front shifting performance, the latest XTR front derailleur continues to lead the way with easy access adjustments, top cable pull and smooth, efficient action. If you’re one of the lucky ones with a direct mount front derailleur compatible frame, simply attach this slick little mechanism and dial in on podium-finishing shifting.

The XTR M980 Series Direct Mount front derailleur has options for both 2x10 and 3x10 drivetrains. Both options are Top Pull, Down Swing, 10 speed only Direct Mount front derailleurs. The 2x10 option is the XTR FD-M986-D while the 3x10 option is the XTR FD-M981-D. Neither of these options are interchangeable, so please check on which model you’ll need before ordering.

3x10 FD-M981 Specifications

  • Cassette Compatibility: 10 Speed
  • Swing Action: Down Swing
  • Cable Routing: Top Pull
  • Front chainwheel tooth difference: 18T
  • Min. difference between top and intermediate: 10T
  • Chain Stay Angle: 66-69°
  • Applicable chain line: 50mm
  • Applicable front chainwheel: For triple chainwheel only (42-32-24T)

2x10 FD-M986 Specifications

  • Cassette Compatibility: 10 Speed
  • Swing Action: Down Swing
  • Cable Routing: Top Pull
  • Front chainwheel tooth difference: 14, 12T
  • Applicable front chainwheel: For double chainwheel only. FC-M980 (38-26T), FC-M985 (40-28T, 42-30T, 44-30T)
  • Chain Line: 46.8mm (38T), 48.8mm (40-44T)
  • Chain Stay Angle: 66-69°

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5.0

Performs better than expected

By Lewis

from Orange County, CA

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Pros

  • Attractive Design
  • Durable
  • Easy To Install
  • Lightweight

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Mountain Biking

    Comments about Shimano M981 DM 3X10 Front Derailleur:

    Great shifting performance. I switched over from an XT to this and have been very happy with the XTR.

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