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Does the "speed" of a 1x chainring really matter?

I currently have a 1x8 setup on my bike, and am considering upgrading the cassette to an 11-speed. I've also been looking at replacement chainrings as I've seen that they also come in 8-speed, 11-...
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Can I update a decade-old mountain bike to modern standards?

About ten years ago, I built myself a new bike, for general utility riding and some light trips through the countryside (tens of miles on towpaths etc). I was most familiar with the classic (hardtail) ...
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Crank-based Power Meter for Shimano Sora

I am a junior amateur cyclist and I have a road bike with a Shimano Sora groupset (shifters, crank, front and rear derailleur, cassette). I am looking to step up my cycling to the next level and have ...
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brake calyper/bridge types and question- single screw to the frame

I need to replace a front brake for a city/folding bicycle. but I am not used to these "brake bridge" system; I am more into the MTB scene. for some reason the calyper in the picture ...
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11-36 11spd Cassette with Shimano RD-M8000-GS?

I'll try to be concise here, but lots of numbers coming your way... Currently running Shimano 1x11spd, 11-46 cassette with RD-M8000-GS rear dr. The three lowest sprockets are -32-37-46. The derailleur ...
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9 speed Shimano (shifter+derailleur) + 8 speed cassette

At the moment I have a wheel with a Shimano 8speed cassette (HG30-8I) (11-30 or 32T) and also I have following rear derailleurs: XTR (RD-M952) (9 sp) GS Altus (RD-M310)(7/8 sp) SGS Questions: ...
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9-Speed Cassette: Shimano, Sunrace, Lanxuanr, other, does it matter?

Looking to replace an old 9-speed cassette (SLX) which is long out of production and unavailable now. I see on Amazon some other Shimano 9-speed cassettes (Alivio or Sora as it's a commuter bike now), ...
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Replacement options for a 50/34 8-arm Cannondale/HollowGram SpiderRing chainring?

My local bike mechanic tells me that I have worn out the teeth on the larger chain-ring of my 2016 Cannondale Synapse road bike, and that I need to get a new one; he says he can't get one through his ...
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Do bicycle stems have certified usage ratings (road/XC/Enduro/DH)?

Clamping dimensions aside, are all stems rated for all the cycling disciplines, especially in the MTB domain? In other words, are stem manufacturers liable to guarantee their products to be safe to ...
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Bar-end shifters with Pinion C12 gearbox

I read that the Pinion is indexed at the gearbox. Does this mean I can use an old school bar-end shifter in place of the rotary shifter?
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Is an Ultegra shimano left side FC-R8000 crank arm compatible with Older Ultegra FC-6600

I have the opportunity to purchase a left sided power meter for a decent price, that is a newer FC-R8000 arm, whereas my bike currently has Ultegra FC-6600 equipped. My assumption is that because it ...
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9/10 speed chain with vintage 2x5 crankset

I have an old crankset from an 80s 10-speed (2x5) bicycle with downtube friction shifters. The chain currently in use is marked as "6/7/8 speed," but works fine on the 5-speed freewheel. For ...
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Looking to Resolve Inexpensive Bike (Riverside 500) Compatibility Issues with Elite Suito Trainer

I have an Elite Suito trainer, but am now struggling to find the cheapest bike that is compatible with it. Is the B'Twin Riverside 500 (https://www.decathlon.in/p/8389412/hybrid-india/adult-hybrid-...
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Is it normal for a front hub to have 9 1/4" balls similar to the rear hub?

My front hub Joytech D341RCC have 9 1/4" balls, same as my rear Joytech hub. But they say that front hubs have 10 3/16" balls.
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Shimano R8000 right crankset compatibility with 105-5800

I have a full 105 5800 group for my current drivetrain on my bike. I would like to replace the right crankset (chainring + crankarm) with an Ultegra R8000 right chainring/crankarm. Is there full ...
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What else do I need to change if I upgrade my Sora groupset?

I have a Specialized Allez 2019 or 2020 with Sora groupset, but the crankset is Praxis 50/32, and the brakes are Axis. I changed the rear derailleur to a RD 5700 and I'm looking forward to upgrading ...
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PINARELLO F10 bottom bracket help

Need some help please. Recently, I bought a used PINARELLO F10 frame set; it didn’t come with BB. Here, I have been trying to not break my bank; my budget is pretty small after this expensive purchase....
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Upgrading Giant Roam 2 Crankset

I am having Giant Roam 2 Disc 2022 SouthEast Asia Model with the following Spec: Stem Giant Sport 8 Degree Front Derailleur Shimano Acera FD-T3000 2×9 Rear Derailleur Shimano Alivio RD-...
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Campagnolo 12s with Shimano Cassette

I'm considering building up a bike with a Campagnolo 12 speed mechanical groupset with a Shimano cassette. I've been using Campagnolo 11 speed with a KMC chain and non-campy cassettes without any ...
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combining technologies and speeds: shifter and rear derailleur (index, friction)

is it possible to combine an indexed shifter with old friction derailleurs? As the cable is moved by the shifter, I understand that derailleurs should work by default and by moved with mm that the ...
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A Derailleur (short, medium cage) for a 34T max. cog ring sprocket (1x7)

I need suggestions from experience or a table of compatibilities in order to find a compatible rear derailleur. And more specifically my need is for a short cage for a 20" wheel, freewheel of 7 ...
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HELP with derailleur upgrade question

I just bought this Aventon Level ebike https://electricbikereport.com/aventon-level-review/ I was wanting to upgrade the derailleur, but I'm not sure which one to get. I don't want the entry level/...
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What components of the drive train are cross compatible between casette number of rings(10 / 11 speed)?

I have an old 10 speed road bike fitted with (Mostly) Shimano 105 groupset drivetrain. I'm looking to replace a few parts and I noticed that 10 speed 105 and Ultegra parts are not so easy to find, ...
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Shimano SM RT800 rotors on BR-RX400 brakes

I just want to make sure that I can put the Ultegra ice-tech 160mm rotors on my gravel bike that currently has BR-RX400 brakes and SM-RT70 CL rotors. On Shimano website https://productinfo.shimano.com/...
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Compatible front derailleur FD 4403 to FD 4503

Can I replace an FD 4403 3x9 with a FD 4503 3x9?
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E-Bike conversion kit battery compatibility question

I'm a pretty good home mechanic, but very new to the e-bike world. I bought a conversion kit off eBay recently without really doing my homework beforehand. The battery pack it came with doesn't ...
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Can I put a I fox 40 on 2018 Commencal Supreme SX?

I recently bought a Commencal supreme SX, which came with a double crown fork. The bike was a really good deal and I had never had a dh bike. This was one of my only selections, so let me know if I ...
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Can I use a campy (Campagnolo) 11 speed chain on a Sram Force 22 drivetrain?

After reading this article about “finding the best bicycle chain”. The article goes through factors like chain endurance and power transfer efficiency. After reading the article I see that the ...
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Shimano Tiagra 10 speed drive chain parts compatibility issues [closed]

I was working on a 10 speed bike yesterday. It needed a new drivechain, so having purchased a Shimano Tiara CS-HG500 11-32T cassette and a SRAM PC1051 10 Speed chain, I tried to set up accurate rear ...
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Can I change my large chainring without changing the entire crank

I am running a 2x10 Deore M4100 set up on my current bike. My crankset is 36/26 T and my cassette is 11-42T. I want to make this bike faster, and I want to know if I can just replace the upper ...
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Shimano LinkGlide (durable range) cassette/chain compatibility with non-LinkGlide derailleur

I've seen that the Shimano LinkGlide range starts to be available in shops. LinkGlide is a new sub-range (flat handle bar, Deore and XT) that emphasizes on durability, meant for e-bikes and commuters. ...
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Is it possible to swap between CS-R7000 and CS-R8000 cassettes on Trek Émonda SL 5 Disc 2022?

I have new Trek Émonda SL 5 Disc 2022 size 58 which comes with Shimano 105 Groupset and CS-R7000 11-30T cassette. https://www.trekbikes.com/us/en_US/bikes/road-bikes/performance-road-bikes/%C3%A9monda/...
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Replacing rear derailleur and shifters when upgrading from 3x7 to 3x9 drivetrain

I am considering upgrading my old trekking bike from a 3x7 to a 3x9 drivetrain. The bike is currently equipped with a 26/36/46 Shimano Exage FC-M320 which I intend to keep due to its wide sprocket ...
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2021 Salsa Fargo and GRX 2x11 components

I’d like your advice on GRX component with 2021 Salsa Fargo frameset. I didn’t research enough prior to purchase, and I found out that Bottom Bracket size was wrong, and even more, GRX may not work ...
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Can I use BSA bottom bracket's plastic spacer as a cassette spacer?

I need to install a 7-speed cassette on a Hyperglide freehub. This cassette is narrower than the freehub's spline height (meant to accommodate 9 and 10-speed cassettes). I also bought an additional ...
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Campy N3W freehub body

I have a pretty good idea that Campagnolo's new freehub body standard they term "N3W" is only compatible with Campy cassettes 10-13 speed. It can also fit 9, 10 & 11 tooth small cogs. ...
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Chainring spacing of cranksets universal?

My understanding is that 7/8/9/10 chainring spacing is the same. I have a Shimano Claris double/2x8-speed that I want to upgrade to a triple front, but using a 10-speed crank. I’ve acquired a Shimano ...
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3x7 Shimano/SRAM compatibility

I am trying to refurbish an old trekking bike from the early/mid 1990s. Current components of 3x7 drivetrain are as follows: crank: Shimano Exage FC-M320 46-36-26 chain: unknown cassette: 7-speed 28-...
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Shimano GRX Hydraulic Disc Sub Brake Levers with 105 groupset

The GRX groupsets seem to be compatible with common road groupsets (Tiagra, 105, Ultegra) which was also pointed out in this answer. Furthermore, a brief news article by Shimano states that the brake ...
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Ultegra 6600 compatible chainrings

I am looking to replace the chainrings on my bike, which has 10-speed Ultegra 6600 double (it's the "ice grey" SL version, so I think technically it's 6601-G). Amazingly, there are still ...
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105 11-speed Crankset & Brake Caliper Compatibility w/ 2400 Claris Groupset

I have a 2016 Bianchi Via Nirone 7 with a 2400 2x8 Claris groupset. A buddy of mine is "upgrading" in stages and is letting go of his 105 components at a VERY reasonable price. Great timing ...
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Replacing a mismatched Tiagra FD-4503 front derailleur [duplicate]

Note: I butchered the specs in a previous post, so I recreated the question. I haven't found great information on how to replace this derailleur, and I need to figure out what'll be compatible. I had ...
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Replacing a Tiagra FD-4503 front derailleur

Note: Wrong parts were listed originally as Alivio FD-M4000-DS6. Apologies. The broken derailleur was not replaced with the crankset a few years back. I haven't found great information on how to ...
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Can I use a 10 speed Campagnolo Crankset with a 10 speed Shimano drivetrain and chain?

I'm looking at rebuilding an older Cervelo R3 which had a Campy Record setup. Most of the gear is pretty old now and probably needs replacing, and I have a set of race wheels which are set up for ...
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Dropper Seat Post Compatibility - Kona Mahuna 2021

I have a medium Kona Mahuna 2021 (Seat tube length 420mm and seat post diameter 31.6mm) which I would like to fit a dropper post on. The bike is 'dropper ready' with internal routing. I've never had a ...
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Utilization of R8000 Ultegra 50/34 chainset on gravel frame with rear spacing of 142mm

I have an Ultegra 11 speed mech kit, R8000, with 50/34 chain-set mated to a 68mm BSA Kogel BB on a Strong TI frame. I'd like to use this kit on a new build; an all roads, or "gravel" if you ...
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Can I use an apex 1 crankset with a shimano mtb casette?

I'm building a mullet 1x11 gravel bike with ultegra shifters, slx rear derailleur and 11 speed 11-46t cassette and am now looking for a oneby crankset. The bike will be used in pretty flat terrain ...
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Can I use 3x sti on 2x crankset?

So my friend is going to upgrade his bike and he's giving his sti for free (Shimano Sora R3030 3x9 sti). My question is if I can use it on my 2x crankset. Will my chaib fall off if I accidentally ...
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Shimano tourney 3x fd with 9speed cogs

I'm planning to upgrade my rear cogs and Rd with a 9 speed Sora and I want to retain my 3x setup. I already found the r3030 which is 3x9 Sora shifter. My main concern is if the Tourney 3x FD ...
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Repairing the rear drivetrain of an old road bike (issues with 7 speed)

My 7-speed freewheel (13-21t) needs replacing as it is very worn, yet it won't come off the wheel (it's stuck, the bike shop could not get it off). Since the rear wheel is old, for tubular tyres, and ...

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