Is ny front derailleur shifting harsh/clunky?
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    Is ny front derailleur shifting harsh/clunky?

    see first: https://youtu.be/D8pkwck20to

    My bike's front derailleur has been bothering me for a while now since its shifting seems a bit loud and rough compared to my other bikes (all cheap big box bikes). My road bike is a carbon frane with Tiagra 4700.

    The the video shows me shifting up through all trims to the top setting, then trimming down 3 times to the lowest setting (one click, two clicks, one click). This is the only bike i have that has a true road groupset, and it bothers me a bit that it feels so rough. Is this normal? I dont have another bike to compare to sorry.

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    Based on the video, nothing sounded and looked unusual. Obviously the video can't show how things feel, but carbon frames do tend to amplify sounds.

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    Newsflash: Front derailleurs are ALWAYS 'clunkier' than rear derailleurs.
    "L'enfer, c'est les autres"

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    Quote Originally Posted by nova_rider View Post
    Based on the video, nothing sounded and looked unusual. Obviously the video can't show how things feel, but carbon frames do tend to amplify sounds.
    Quote Originally Posted by No Time Toulouse View Post
    Newsflash: Front derailleurs are ALWAYS 'clunkier' than rear derailleurs.
    Ok thanks guys

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    Quote Originally Posted by No Time Toulouse View Post
    Newsflash: Front derailleurs are ALWAYS 'clunkier' than rear derailleurs.
    Correction: Shimano and SRAM front derailleurs are ALWAYS 'clunkier' than rear derailleurs. This is because they are designed for a "one click" shift to the small chain rind. Campy FDs do not do this and can be shifted smoothly in both directions.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kerry Irons View Post
    Correction: Shimano and SRAM front derailleurs are ALWAYS 'clunkier' than rear derailleurs. This is because they are designed for a "one click" shift to the small chain rind. Campy FDs do not do this and can be shifted smoothly in both directions.
    Only Ultrashift (SR, Record, Chorus) FDs are this way. Powershift (Potenza down) FDs are one click drop down.

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