There have been attempts at replacing the traditional front derailleur with different types of mechanical devices, still such front derailleurs such as this Shimano Deore XT FD-M735 front derailleur still managed to establish itself as the industry standard type.
Such derailleurs are reasonable light and they are dependable, even when the riding condition is nasty (as riding conditions could get in different weather when off-road).
The Deore XT front derailleur is actually not that different from the Deore DX one (to be honest I can not find any differense besides color), the most striking difference is the black metallic paint on the upper part on the XT one.
This Shimano Deore XT front derailleur has seen some action in its life but as you can see from the pictures it is still in nice condition and mechanically works excellent.
Bottom pull and 28.6 mm (1 1/8”) diameter.
35 euro Sold!