Amidst the push for 1x-specific gearing, the Shimano GRX group offers a gravel-specific front derailleur. While 1x-gearing offers simplicity and ease of use that a 2x drivetrain can’t match, 2x gearing offers smaller jumps in gear to ensure you’re pedaling and your preferred cadence. The Shimano GRX FD-RX810 front derailleur is the go-to for any drivetrain that mandates a front derailleur and wide tire clearance.
The Shimano GRX FD-RX810 front derailleur is very similar to Shimano’s other mechanical 11-speed road derailleurs. This is designed to match the 2.5 mm chainring offset of a Shimano GRX FC-RX600 or GRX FC-RX810 crankset.
The Shimano GRX FD-RX810 front derailleur is compatible with Shimano mechanical road shifters, from the GRX ST-RX810 shifter to Ultegra R8000 mechanical.