Description of Shimano Deore XT FD-M8020-D Side-Swing Front Derailleur 2x11 - Direct Mount
Following mountain biking's evolutionary path, Shimano DEORE XT M8000 delivers the 11-speed features and premium performance found on the top-of-the-range XTR-level components, elevating the performance of enduro and cross country riders on demanding trails or race circuits. Now 11-speed, new DEORE XT M8000 brings powerful, dynamic performance that establishes a new benchmark for mountain bike excellence. With DYNA-SYS11 Shimano encourages modern mountain bikers to ride anywhere with its advanced gearing concept that helps maintain rider efficiency.
The XT M8000 front derailleurs receives a complete makeover.
Debuting on XTR M9000, the light and crisp shift action of the DEORE XT SIDE SWING front derailleur (FD-M8020 2x11 or FD-M8000 3x11 option) has been designed with long travel trail bikes in mind. Both M8000 derailleurs bring a drastic reduction in shift effort with efficient cable routing and enhanced stability, while also increasing tire clearance allowing for shorter chainstays. High clamp, low clamp, D-type and E-type mounting options are available.
Properties of this derailleur
Fitting for shifting: 2x11-speed Mounting: Direct Mount Construction type: Side-Swing Cable route type: Front Pull
Compatible with Shimano XT M8000 B-Version crankset which chain line is 3mm outboard. For Boost 148 Standard (special frame is required).
Thanks to the Side-Swing technology the shift performance of the front derailleur can be increased by 100 percent. Designed specifically with modern trail bikes in mind it provides 15mm of increased tyre clearance whilst new cable routing dramatically reduces the shifting effort.
Note: Because of the front position of the coiling cable bushing at the front derailleur, the shifting cable must be installed inside or above the down tube.
Side-Swing technology using the example of XTR 9000 front derailleur:
Fact Sheet of Shimano Deore XT FD-M8020-D Side-Swing Front Derailleur 2x11 - Direct Mount
Shimano Deore XT FD-M8020-D Side-Swing Front Derailleur 2x11 - Direct Mount