Shimano XT (M770 series) front mech review

Front mechs are the Cinderella of any drivetrain, but never has an easy shifting life been so affordable.

Our rating 
5.0 out of 5 star rating 5.0
GBP £24.99 RRP | USD $49.99
Light, burly and inexpensive

Our review

XT offers a superb universal chainring changer at a fantastic price
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Front mechs are the Cinderella of any drivetrain, but never has an easy shifting life been so affordable.

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New XT’s lighter cage brings it to within 25g of XTR, while steel cages ensure a longer lifespan. Broader linkage means burly chain bullying, and they’ve even nibbled a bit off the back corner for extra tyre clearance. Limiter screws are angled for easy access, it comes in every top mount/ low mount/E type you could want, and it uses a universal shimmed fit so a new bike doesn’t mean a new derailleur every time. All for £25? Just buy one!

Product Specifications

Product

Name XT M770 Front mech
Brand Shimano

Weight (g) 152
Available Colours Silver
Material Steel
Compatibilty top mount/low mount/E type available