Sun Tour SunXCD Polished Alloy Front Derailleur
Highly Polished Front Derailleur
This very high quality front derailleur has an all metal mechanism. ALL METAL no plastic parts. Ideal for compact double or classic/vintage bikes with unusual ring combinations. It will cope with large rings from 50-56t and inner ring down to 34t. It is designed to go with the rear derailleur listed on my shop. Item Number: 201135052584
XFD34M Front Derailleur
Road double. A good match for our long cage rear derailleur for road/touring.
- Cold forged aluminium
- Down pull
- 9/10 speed compatible
- 50-56t top gear teeth
- Chainstay angle: 61/66 degrees
- Total capacity: 16t
- Braze-on or Clamp-on 28.6mm (please select when purchasing)
Junzo Kawai, former President of SunTour Japan, has returned to bicycle component manufacturing. He is now the Chairman of a new company, SunXCD, that has now begun production of cranks, hubs, rims and complete wheels. SunXCD (Sun eXCeeD) will soon focus on derailleurs and shifters, much like the SunTour of old.
Under Junzo’s leadership SunTour’s U.S. market share of bicycle drivetrains reached 60% by the mid 80’s. At one time, SunTour derailleurs, shift levers, and freewheels were the favorites of the market. If you came into a bike store in the U.S. with a poor shifting derailleur or a sick freewheel of another brand, the standard repair was to replace it with SunTour.