SENSAH's components for MTB and gravel

Posted at: Feb. 10, 2021

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.

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SENSAH components for MTB

SENSAH’s components for MTB are the “X” series. Each grade has a different letter at the beginning.

ARX 1x13s

SENSAH’s top grade of components for MTB is the “ARX”. It is a model with 13-speed rear shifting, which is rarely used even by other bicycle parts manufacturers.

It is considered to be the equivalent of XTR in Shimano’s MTB components. Shimano’s MTB components do not have 13-speed gears, so there is no compatibility at present.

XRX 1x12s/2x12s

SENSAH’s top grade of components for MTB is this “XRX”. It has a 12-speed rear and supports both front single and front double.

It is considered to be the equivalent of Shimano’s DEORE XTR components for MTB. However, it is not compatible with Shimano components.

CRX 2x11s

SENSAH’s middle grade of components for MTB is the CRX. The lineup includes 11-speed rear and double front only.

It is considered to be the equivalent of Shimano’s DEORE components for MTB. It is also not compatible with Shimano components.

RX 1x10/2x10s/3x10s

The “RX” is the entry middle grade among SENSAH’s components for MTB. It has a 10-speed rear and supports single to triple speed front.

It is considered to be the equivalent of Shimano’s DEORE components for MTB. This is also not known to be compatible with Shimano components, but if it is SRAM compatible, it may be compatible with Shimano.

MX 1x9/2x9s/3x9s/3x8s

The “MX” is the entry-level grade among SENSAH’s MTB components. There are two types of rear shifting models, a 9-speed model and an 8-speed model, and front shifting ranges from single to triple, making it an attractive entry grade with a wide range of options.

It is considered to be the equivalent of Shimano’s AVIVIO, ACERA, or ALTUS components for MTB. If you have the same number of rear gears, it will be compatible with Shimano MTB components.

SENSAH’s components for gravel

SRX PRO 1x11s

SENSAH’s only gravel component is the SRX PRO, which has 11 rear gears and a single front gear.

It’s the same grade as Shimano’s GRX, but while the GRX has hydraulic brakes and Di2 electric shifting, the SENSAH SRX PRO has conventional mechanical shifting, so it’s not as functional.

Comparison chart of SENSAH’s components for MTB and gravel

Let’s compare the list of SENSAH’s components for MTB and gravel that we have picked up so far.

Brand Type Speed Equivalent Shimano grade
ARX MTB 1x13s XTR
XRX MTB 1x12s, 2x12s DEORE XTR
CRX MTB 2x11s DEORE
RX MTB 1x10,2x10s,3x10s DEORE
MX MTB 1x9, 2x9s, 3x9s, 3x8s AVIVIO、ACERA、ALTUS
SRX PRO gravel 1x11s GRX

Although the lineup is smaller than Shimano’s, it offers a wide range of rear gears from 8 to 13 speeds to meet a wide range of user needs. The weak point of Shimano’s lineup is the entry grade of 8-speed and below.

In the case of Shimano, there is a wide range of compo for MTB below the entry grade, probably because it is also used in cross bikes.

Are SENSAH’s componentry for MTB and gravel compatible with Shimano?

Since SENSAH is said to be aiming for compatibility with SRAM, it is possible that SENSAH’s compo for MTB/Gravel will be compatible with Shimano up to 8-10 speed where Shimano and SRAM are compatible.

However, since most of SENSAH’s MTB and gravel components are 11-speed or higher, it is safer to buy a complete set of SENSAH components since there are few components that are compatible with Shimano.


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