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.
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.
When you ride a road bike, you can't help but want to upgrade the parts. In this article, I'll show you how to upgrade your road bike and in what order.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.