Front Derailleur R9100 vs R8000

li2099
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Front Derailleur R9100 vs R8000

Postby li2099 » Fri Oct 20, 2017 10:45 am

Hi

I'm hoping someone with more knowledge than me can advise.
Currently going to change the hoods on my RS685 shifters as they are now too loose so will need to change the bar tape.
Might as well bleed the brakes and change the shift cables(Jagwire Link) which brings me to the front derailleur.
The bike is still relatively new <2000km but looking online and Youtube, it seems the newer R8000 and R9100 front derailleurs are an improvement in terms of shifting and actual setup so I was wondering what is the difference between the 2?
Only place I've found online mentioned its steel vs aluminium but which one should I get?
They are on Pushys for $50 vs $100.
Thanks

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Re: Front Derailleur R9100 vs R8000

Postby MichaelB » Fri Oct 20, 2017 12:36 pm

Side note, no need to redo bar tape to replace hoods. That's what I found

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Re: Front Derailleur R9100 vs R8000

Postby Duck! » Fri Oct 20, 2017 1:53 pm

I haven't studied the new models super closely, but historically Dura-Ace has a stronger cage than the cheaper models.
I had a thought, but it got run over as it crossed my mind.

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Re: Front Derailleur R9100 vs R8000

Postby li2099 » Fri Oct 20, 2017 2:05 pm

Thanks for all those that helped.
I've just bought the DA FD.
Now to install all these next week when they arrive.

For those interested, I did dug a bit more and found another difference which was the 9 link bushings(R8000) vs 10 link bushings(R9100):

R8000:
https://www.excelsports.com/main.asp?pa ... 1&minor=33

R9100:
https://www.excelsports.com/main.asp?pa ... 1&minor=33

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