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 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.
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.
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.