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 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.
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.
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.
The 9-speed sprocket is used in Shimano's SORA compo for road bikes and ALIVIO compo for MTB. In this article, we summarize the types and differences of 9-speed sprockets.
Shimano's 8-speed sprockets are persistently popular as entry-level sprockets. Here is a summary of the differences between the many types and grades.
This article summarizes the lineup of brake and shift levers for road bikes from Chinese manufacturer SENSAH, which are said to be compatible with Shimano's STI levers, their compatibility, and points to note when purchasing them.