For budget minded MTBers
It's one of those things that your rig needs for multi ring cranksets but has no stress to function. It just works the chain from side to side to change gears. Never really had a bad front derailleur.
ProsCheep, works well in all weather conditions and trail conditions.
came on my bike and has worked fine so far.
Consnone so far
It came stock on a bike i bought and had forgotten about it. It works when needed and stays in place when its not. Its been on my bike a year and has only needed to be adjusted once (although i check it often). If youre building on a budget this will do the job.
As I've mentioned before, I think it's hard to make a bad front derailleur (The Shimano MD-412 may be an exception to that rule).
The X.5 is NOT the exception: it just sits there and does it's job, and shifts the chain when called upon. A solid choice for a low price.
ProsWorks well, and it's cheap
ConsNone that I can see
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