Sprockets for SENSAH components

Posted at: Mar. 23, 2021

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.

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SENSAH does not manufacture original sprockets

SENSAH, which manufactures components for bicycles, does not manufacture sprockets. Therefore, there are no sprockets made by SENSAH at present.

As far as sprockets are concerned, Shimano, which has the largest market share in the world, and SRAM, which has the third largest market share, are compatible with each other, so it could be said that most of the sprockets in the world are “Shimano compatible. If you think about it that way, you might be thinking that you don’t need to manufacture your own sprockets, you can just use Shimano or SRAM sprockets.

SENSAH components are basically SRAM compatible

SENSAH components are basically SRAM compatible, probably because SENSAH itself is a brand founded by former SRAM engineers.

On the other hand, since SRAM is said to have emphasized compatibility with Shimano in the 7-10 speed range, SENSAH, which is compatible with SRAM, will naturally be compatible with Shimano in the 7-10 speed range.

From 10th gear onwards, SRAM has shifted to its own shifting system, and especially for components that use the “1:1 actuation ratio” technology, in principle they are not compatible with Shimano components.

In the case of SENSAH, the 11-speed EMPIRE, EMPIRE PRO, and 12-speed SRX PRO are considered SRAM-compatible, not Shimano-compatible, because of the “1:1 Technology” statement on the official page. (SENSAH’s 11-speed compo compatible with Shimano is “TEAM PRO”)

Sprockets are said to be interchangeable between Shimano and SRAM

As you can see, SRAM has moved away from Shimano compatibility in the shift area of the drivetrain, but the sprockets up to 10th gear are made to the exact same standard as Shimano.

However, the sprockets up to 10th gear are made to the exact same standard as Shimano sprockets. From 11th gear on, the standard changes slightly and there are differences in sprocket pitch, etc., but the differences are so small that it is generally accepted that SRAM sprockets can be used with Shimano up to 11th gear. However, since there is a difference in the specifications unlike up to 10 speeds, there is a slight possibility of shifting malfunction.

If Shimano and SRAM sprockets are compatible, then SENSAH components that are SRAM compatible will be compatible with Shimano and SRAM sprockets.


When considering the shifting area of a bicycle, it is important to pay attention to the following three points of the derailleur.

  • Low maximum number of teeth
  • Top maximum number of teeth
  • Total capacity

When using Shimano parts for derailleurs, there are detailed specifications on the official website, so if you use Shimano/SRAM sprockets within those numbers, you should be fine.

On the other hand, when using SENSAH’s rear derailleur, the capacity and other information will be estimated based on the number of compatible teeth of the rear derailleur listed on the official website.

SENSAH’s official website does not have detailed specs like Shimano’s official website, and basically only lists the “maximum number of teeth on the rear derailleur”, but if it is compatible with SRAM, we can assume that it is the same spec as SRAM’s rear derailleur with the same spec.

For example, SENSAH’s EMPIRE rear derailleur is compatible up to 28T, so we can assume that it is the same as SRAM’s short cage rear derailleur.

We have been looking at SENSAH component compatible sprockets.

Basically, SENSAH components can be used with Shimano and SRAM sprockets, but it is unfortunate that there is not enough information, including on the official website, to ensure perfect compatibility.

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