Shimano XTR FD-M9000 Side-Swing 3×11 Front Derailleur. Just when you think XTR components couldn’t get any better, Shimano once again has us searching the thesaurus to find new words of praise to describe just how astounding a mountain bike’s front derailleur can shift. Behold Shimano’s new XTR 9000 Side-Swing front derailleur which has just set a new standard for effortless, powerful shifts on a triple crankset. Perfect for modern trail bikes, this front derailleur’s Side-Swing design increases shift performance to larger rings by a staggering 100%, provides 15mm of increased tire clearance, while the new cable routing dramatically reduces shifting effort. Prepare to be wowed.