BURD Front Derailleur


Compatible with our CX, CXV, CXH and Shimano road shifters (Ultegra, Dura-Ace, 105 etc). These are custom made for us by the good folks at MicroShift from their top of the line and super light weight shifting mechanism. We toss out the fancy carbon cage and replace it with a super stout and small version that better meets the requirements of 36/46 cyclocross gearing (works with 34/50 compact also). Stiffer cage leads to more precise and assured shifting when that mud starts to build up.


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If your derailleur should get broken for any reason just send it back to us and we will repair/replace as needed to get you running again. This derailleur re-build service is currently $34/rear and just $24/front and includes shipping within the USA. See Support page fo details.


10 Speed (Shimano Road)
Clamp – 34.9 (and 31.8 with included adapter)
Weight – 85g (braze-on)
Maximum Capacity – 16
Top Gear Teeth – 50
Chain Line – 43.5
Bottom Pull

Front Cyclocross Derailleurs

Our front cyclocross derailleur is built up from Microshift’s top of the line unit but instead of the aluminum and carbon road cage, we build with one that is perfectly suited for the muddy job at hand. It’s smaller to match the required chainrings and steel to make it super super stiff.  Shifting is sure and fast and noticeably quicker than a bigger more flexible road cage, and you will likely find yourself shifting between your two front rings more.

… and Chain Guide

Yes as good a chain guide as it is a derailleur.  Due to the super small size and stiffness of our cage this unit is also the best possible chain guide when needed.  If you are running a single chaining you really should be using a wide/narrow Wolf Tooth components chainring but if not you can get by with a regular chainring and our guide.  Unlike many guides, ours is super easy to set up and adjust with Min/Max adjustment screws allowing for pinpoint positioning of the cage.

BURD = Blatantly Upgraded Rebranded Derailleur.