The "front single" without front shifting is being increasingly adopted in MTB and gravel road bikes. This section summarizes the advantages and disadvantages of the front single.
The "handlebar height" of a road bike has a significant impact on speed as well as ease of riding. This section summarizes what happens when you change the height and how to determine the right height.
Shimano disc brake components for road use are difficult to select if you don't know about them. We have compiled a list of parts model numbers and their incompatibility, which can be difficult to understand.
Q-factor is an important factor for improving pedaling efficiency. we summarize what Q-factor is, how to measure it, how to determine the proper value, and how to adjust it.
FSA cranks are often chosen as standard equipment for complete bikes. Here is a summary of their grades and why they are often rated low.
One of the most modest component upgrades is the rear derailleur. Here is a summary of what changes when you upgrade your rear derailleur.
The weight of the brakes not only affects the braking power, but also creates a significant impact on fatigue during the ride. In this article, we'll take a look at how mechanical brakes work and how you can lighten the weight of heavy brakes.
There are two types of front derailleurs, "top-route" and "down-route", depending on how the frame is routed. Here is a summary of the differences between the two, how to tell them apart, and what to look for when choosing one.
Hollowtech 2" is the standard adopted by the latest Shimano front cranks. We have compiled a list of special tools required for installation and maintenance of "Hollowtech 2", which is unavoidable when upgrading to higher grade front cranks.
Crank length is a small difference, but it makes a big difference in riding style. In this article, we summarize Shimano's crank length lineup for road cranks and how to find the best crank length.
Disc brakes are coming of age, and conventional rim brakes such as caliper brakes and V-brakes. This article summarizes the differences between them and which is better.
Long arch brakes are used on road bikes and Hybrid bikes with large tires. Here is a summary of their features and how to upgrade them.
Sports bicycles are equipped with various types of brakes. Here is a summary of each brake, its features and differences, advantages and disadvantages, and which brake bike you should buy in the future.
The following is a summary of the grades of Shimano components (road and MTB) used in hybrid bikes. There are also points to choose from when comparing hybrid bikes from a component perspective.
In-depth comparison of Shimano Hollowtech 2 and BB (bottom bracket) units! A comparison of the specs of the different BBs in terms of weight and compatibility. The following is a summary of the points to consider when selecting a BB.
KMC chains are popular because of their good shifting performance and high cost performance, and we have compiled a list of the types of KMC chains and the gears they support.
Shimano's Di2 electric shifter is attractive for its lightweight parts and reliable shifting.In order to convert to Di2, not only do you need to purchase Di2 parts, but also your road bike frame needs to be Di2 compatible.
We have compiled a list of the different types of 12-speed (12s) sprockets, which are Shimano's top upper grade gears for road bikes and MTBs. Differences between models and points to consider when choosing.
Disc brake-equipped road bikes have been on the rise in the past few years. "For those who want to try out disc brakes but don't want to buy a new bike, we've put together a list of the parts you'll need to buy disc brakes and the points to keep in mind when buying.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 the end plates of Shimano rear derailleurs. We have compiled a list of the differences between them, how to tell them apart, and which one you should choose.
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.