Gravel roads are becoming more and more popular as they can be enjoyed both on paved roads and slightly off-road. In this article, we have compiled a list of points to check when converting your current road bike to gravel.
This is a summary of Bluetooth Ant+ sensors, which can turn your phone into a cyclocomputer or add sensors to your cyclocomputer. How to find a sensor, compatible apps, and what to look for when choosing one.
This is a summary of how to use a smartwatch as a heart rate sensor for a cyclocomputer. If you meet the conditions on the cyclocomputer side and the conditions on the smartwatch side, you can display the heart rate data on the cyclocomputer with the smartwatch alone, without having to buy an additional heart rate sensor.
A thorough explanation of the differences between SPD and SPD-SL, Shimano's binding shoe and pedal standards! Power efficiency, ease of walking, and how to choose the right one for your application are all covered.
A thorough comparison of Wahoo's cycle computers, which are very popular for their high performance and high cost performance compared to other cycling computers. Here is a summary of the differences in features and performance between the new and old models.
We have compiled a list of recommended Bluetooth ANT+ sensors that are currently available in Japan, as well as how to choose and what to look for when selecting a Bluetooth ANT+ sensor.
How to choose a new rear derailleur for your road bike, MTB, or hybrid bikes, what to look for in a combination of sprockets, and the differences between different grades.
This is a summary of how to use a bicycle air gauge and how to read the memory, which can be surprisingly difficult for beginners to understand. We have also picked up some points to check when purchasing an air gauge.
It is easy to get confused about which wheels are compatible with which Shimano sprockets, as there are many different combinations. In this article, we will explain sprocket and wheel interchangeability in an easy-to-understand and easy-to-remember manner by looking at the evolution of wheels and sprockets.
This is a summary of the types of 11-speed (11s) sprockets that are Shimano's top grade for current road bikes and top grade shifting for MTB. Differences between models and points to consider when choosing.
This is a summary of the differences between Shimano chains for road and cross bikes, from 7 to 11 speeds. It also compares the different chains for each speed range and how much the maintenance costs vary.
A smartphone can be turned into a cycle computer by simply adding an app. We have compiled a list of tips to check when turning your smartphone into a cycle computer.
The 7-speed is used in cheap road bikes and cross bikes, and we have compiled a list of ways to upgrade from 7-speed to higher grade gears such as 8-speed, 9-speed, 10-speed, and 11-speed.
This article explains how to convert your compo to 11-speed while keeping your existing 10-speed wheels, and how to tell the difference between 10-speed wheels and 11-speed wheels. Using this method, you can convert your wheels to 11-speed while making the most of the wheels you already have.
The 9-speed wheel is used on mid-low range road bikes and cross bikes. We've put together a guide on how to upgrade your current 9-speed wheels to 10 or 11 speeds.
We have compiled a list of ways to upgrade the 8-speed model wheels, which are often used for entry-level road and cross bikes, to 9, 10, or 11 speeds.
Since the engine is a human being, the bicycle seems to be able to go infinitely fast, but in fact, the gear ratio and cadence roughly determine the maximum speed. In this article, we'll take a look at the relationship between gear ratio, cadence, and speed.
We have compiled a list of how to choose a road bike and parts for women to suit their specific pains and concerns. Please read this before purchasing a road bike.
Shimano parts" are often seen in cheap road bikes. Even with the same Shimano parts, the degree of freedom for customization differs depending on the grade. In this article, we've compiled a list of points to keep in mind when purchasing a budget road bike.
Compatibility of Shimano Components for Road Bikesa Shimano components for road bikes tend to be confusing with various parts in different grades and generations. In this article, we summarize the compatibility trends of Shimano components.
A summary of Shimano's road bike component brands, grades and how to identify them. The model numbers and features of each are also included.
This is a summary of the sprockets that are compatible with SENSAH components. Whether they are compatible with Shimano and SRAM sprockets, and what to look out for when using a mix of the two.
We have compiled a list of the release years of Shimano's current components for road use, the expected announcements of the next models, and when to buy the current models.
We have examined the cost performance of replacing Shimano STI levers with SENSAH. In terms of actual selling price, how much more cost effective is the SENSAH than replacing Shimano STI levers?
Which is better, Shimano's older generation higher grade brakes or the current lower grade brakes? This article examines Shimano's brake technology and the year they were released.
Brakes are an important part of a road bike that is responsible for braking. In this article, we will discuss how to select Shimano brakes for road bikes, which are of high quality and highly available in Japan, and summarize the model numbers of each grade of brake.
This section introduces the specifications of Shimano's entry-grade wheels, WH-R500, WH-R501, WH-RS100, and WH-RS010, as well as the differences between them and the models to choose from based on new and used market prices.
SRAM cassette sprockets are said to be usable with Shimano components, and this article summarizes the model numbers, how to distinguish between the different grades, and their features.
Shimano has NEW SUPER SLR and old SUPER SLR depending on the generation. There is a difference in the lever and brake pull width/ratio.
TIAGRA componentry is Shimano's top entry grade for road bikes. TIAGRA is easy to choose as a 10-speed grade, one step down from the current higher grade of 11-speed, but you need to be careful when choosing components for compatibility.
The "SS" and "GS" indications on Shimano's rear derailleur model numbers. We will explain the difference between them, how to distinguish between them, and which one to choose, including compatibility.
Cross ratios, wide ratios, the world of gear ratios is a deep one. We will take a look at the advantages and disadvantages of changing the number of teeth on the sprocket, and the combination with the chainring.
Shimano 7-Speed Sprocket Types and DifferencesThis is a summary of the types and differences of Shimano's 7-speed sprockets, which are often used on low-cost road bikes and MTBs.
Shimano's GRX series of gravel components can be used in combination with other road bike components, including tips on how to mix and match.
I've put together a list of gears that cause chain slippage on road bikes and gear combinations that avoid chain slippage. Also, what to look out for when shifting gears and how to practice.
This is a summary of the types and differences of wires for MTB and cross bikes for road bikes. The interchangeability of each, and how the wires affect your riding.
This is a summary of Chinese bicycle parts manufacturer SENSAH's components for MTB and gravel. It also includes the equivalent Shimano componentry grade and compatibility with Shimano parts.
The following is a list of Shimano MTB component grades and model numbers. Also includes compatibility with components for road and gravel bikes.
Shimano's 10-speed sprockets are lined up from older models of higher grades to the current road, MTB and gravel models. The following is a summary of the differences in product types, materials, finishes, and tooth count configurations.
We have compiled a PCD compatibility chart to use as a guide when replacing the chainring on your crank.