I was looking for a nice old school looking derailleur that I could get new for my Surly Cross Check build and landed on the Microshift Centos groupset. The group I have is new, but a slightly older version and very silver. It is a 2×10 groupset so the front derailleur is a 2X. The newest Centos group is an 11 speed. It looks great and I’m hoping it works just as good, check it out:
Here are some specs:
Model – FD-R74
Speed – 10 Speed
Chainring Count – 2X Double
Cable Route – Down Pull
Capacity – 16T
Top Gear Teeth – 50-56T
Outer Link Material – Forged Aluminum
Compatibility – 10 Speed Shimano
Weight: 100 grams
Here are Microshifts Installation instructions for front derailleurs:
I’ll update the review after I have finished my install and get some miles on.
Here is a very similar Microshift 10 speed front derailleur on Amazon:
3 thoughts on “Microshift Centos 10 Speed Front Derailleur Review and Installation”
I’m enjoying following your build and I must say it is gratifying to see a photo with multiple components visible and the word “Shimano” nowhere to be seen.
It’s a lot of fun. I think it’s going to have the look I was going for. Hoping I get all the parts tuned right so I like riding it as much as looking at it. I didn’t start out with the idea of it being a not Shimano bike, but it’s definitely worked out that way.