Tag Archives: shimano

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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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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Cable-pull adapters update

We do minor updates on an ongoing basis and often don’t announce them. Latest is to the cribsheet on cable-pull adapters.

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Update to the 10-speed cassette page

Major update of the 10-speed cassette page — covers new models and an additional brand. 

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Shimano Alfine 11-speed hub

New article about the Shimano Alfine 11-speed hub. Thanks to Bruce Dance for most of the text, also Aaron Goss!

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Shimano 9-speed cassettes

Major update to our page on Shimano and Shimano-compatible 9-speed cassettes. We’ve fixed broken links from when manufacturers updated *their* Web pages, and updated information on availability.

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Customizing a fatbike

Bruce Ingle customizes a fatbike — Fatbikes are intended for use on soft, muddy, sandy, snowy surfaces but they need customization to make them truly practical for such use — in particular, fenders, wide-range gearing including ultra-low gears, and a … Continue reading

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Riding with RidewithGPS

New article on riding with the RideWithGPS app. What you need to know to get started: mounting your phone, keeping it charged, downloading routes, and recording your rides.

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Shimano Rollerbrake page updated

Revisions to the Shimano Rollerbrake page: links to Shimano’s (finally) well-organized compilation of Rollerbrake documentation; information on installing front Rollerbrakes.

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Additions to the Shimano 8-speed IG hub page

Sheldonbrown.com reader Bruce Dance has contributed some helpful information on compatibility — or the lack of it — among different models. Read it on the 8-speed internal-gear hub page .

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