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New coverage of Shimano 3-speed

The Shimano 3-speed hub page has been updated with coverage of the SG-3R75 pulley-shifting hub including drive ratios. The gear calculator pages also have been updated.

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Spocalc spoke calculator and Web page updated

Update to Damon Rinard’s Spocalc Spoke calculator — new advice on fatbikes and hub motors, more spoke calculators for mobile devices added to the list at the bottom of the page, correction of a minor math error (display of bracing … Continue reading

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Fatbike frame spacing

Thanks to reader Rick Paulos, we now have information on overlocknut distances for fatbikes. We have added this to our page on frame spacing . Save Save

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Major update to Shimano 8-speed IG hub page

Our page about Shimano 8-speed internal-gear hubs now includes information on the new hub models. The table listing hubs has a new column indicating which cassette joint or motor unit works with each hub, and which hubs have interchangeable internal … Continue reading

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Why did this crash happen?

New page — why did this crash happen?

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Gear Calculator now supports 12-sprocket cassettes

Update to our gear calculator. It now supports custom 12-sprocket cassettes, and has a listing for the stock SRAM 12-sprocket cassette. Not that we really think that thin sprockets, with a flimsy chain, are a good idea!

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More tire sizes

We’re added some bicycle tire sizes (mostly, rare Dutch sizes) to the ISO cross-reference list in our tire-sizing article. We think we have all currently available sizes covered, but if you know of others, please let us know.

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Updated information on drivetrain compatibility

Our article about cassettes has been updated to include information on 11-speed systems. Interesting — all major brands of 11-speed casettes now have the same sprocket spacing. Most rear derailers and shifters are not compatible, though. We can tell you … Continue reading

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Chain and sprocket wear

New post on bicycle chain and sprocket wear

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More info on SRAM internal-gear hubs

More information on the SRAM S7 internal-gear hub — a reader has sent us links to step-by-step rebuilding information and model comparisons, with photos. The text is in Russian but the photos tell the story and then there’s Google Translate. … Continue reading

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