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bottom bracket axle length, chainline and crank compatibility

TLDR: How much leeway there is, if any, in selecting the bottom bracket axle length for octalink or square taper cranks in order to reduce chainline? Background: I'm doing some minor modifications to ...
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Sram/Avid brake hose compatiblity

I have Sram Rival AXS which I want to transfer from one bike to another. Unfortunately the new bike is bigger (M -> XL) so new brake hose is required. SRAM recommends SRAM Brake Hose Kit - Double ...
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Remove 7- or 8-speed chainrings from Shimano/SRAM/Sunrace crankset and use on 3x9 speed Samox/Shimano drivetrain?

I have 3x9 gearing on my touring bicycle. I've got a Shimano Acera friction shifting front derailleur and an Alivio rear derailleur. The rear cassette is a Shimano 11-36T. The front crankset appears ...
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Upgrading Shimano Acera 8 speed Rear Derailleur to 8 speed Shimano XTR derailleur

Looking for some help here. I am upgrading Shimano Acera 8 speed rear derailleur to 8 speed Shimano XTR rear derailleur and it appears that because the old 8 speed XTR derailleur has a clip for the ...
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Shimano 11/42 cassette, 11 speed derailleur compatibility

Existing trek domane SL6 (2021) with ultegra 11speed mechanical gruppo shifters r8020 fd r8000 with 2x 46/34 rd r8000 11spd 11/34 To get shorter gear inches, looking at changing to 11/42 ( or 11/46) ...
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Will an MTB hydraulic brake lever be compatible with road hydraulic brake caliper?

I'm looking for a brake caliper that will be compatible with an XTR brake lever. As I browse through Shimano's line of lightest brake caliper, I found that Dura-Ace is the lightest but it's a road ...
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12 speed sram DUB chainring compatibility

Can A 12 speed DUB 1x road crankset (Force 1) be converted to 11 speed by swapping the respective chainrings? I have an 11 speed Force 1 rear mech that I want to use for the moment, but want to use ...
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Will a 10 speed chain perform adequately on a Shimano CUES 1x chairing?

Situation: 10 speed Shimano hybrid/mountain straight bar shifter, 10 speed Shimano mountain/hybrid derailleur and 10 speed Shimano chain. The person is looking for a 1x crank. Shimano CUES crank seem ...
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Will a Shimano R7000 chainring fit my Ultegra 6800 crank?

Recently I almost had an accident while putting more power on the drivetrain and after replacing both casette and chain at home I noticed the chain did not settle on the chainring properly. Now I am ...
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Can I put 28" tires on 27,5" wheel?

My bike has 27,5" wheels and the rear tire is due for replacement. Will a 28" tire stay on a 27,5 MTB wheel once inflated to 30+ PSI? This is not a tubeless tire, it has inner tube. Has ...
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Are deore rear derailleurs compatible with 9 speed cassettes and shifters?

I have replaced my Alivio rear derailleur with a new Deore M610 but it doesn't shift properly. The casette is a 9 speed Shimano Alivio CS-HG400-9 11-32T and the shifter is an Altus. Do you think this ...
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Wahoo Kickr cassette compatibility with Campagnolo

I've recently got a really good deal on a Wahoo Kickr V4. I'm trying to make sure that I can use it with my current bike. I currently have 10 speed Campagnolo Veloce, so have heard that I may need the ...
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Can we use a 9 speed rear derailleur on a 8 speed bike?

I have a Rockrider 5.2 with a Shimano Altus 8 speed rear derailleur. After an accident it started to malfunction. I planned on replacing it with a Shimano Acera M3000 but then it is marketed as 9 ...
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Standard oil grease as Shimano Roller Brake grease short-term replacement

I am currently in the process of cleaning up the rear axle from dirt and excessive grease, legacy of the previous owner. I will be replacing a ball bearing and few other small components, but would ...
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Light crankset 50/34 road on Claris 8sp group [closed]

I want to build a light bike with a limited budget. I have a Claris group (without crankset) that is fine to me as it's a spare bike, so gearing is not too relevant. Weight is more relevant. I need a ...
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Road AXS front and rear derailleur with Shimano cassette, chain and cranket

I have a rear wheel with a 142x12 Shimano road 11 freehub body. That body can take 11-xx Shimano 12 speeds cassette. I have the opportunity to get a SRAM Force eTap AXS kit with front and rear ...
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Can I swap an SGS cage on a Shimano RD-M8100 having a GS cage?¹

It's been difficult to locate a new XTR M9100 or XT M8100 with the SGS (long) cage from the few reputable U.S. dealers I buy from where Shimano will honor their warranty. The GS cage versions are ...
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What size front derailleur do I need for a 11/32 cassette and medium rear derailleur?

Upgraded 11/32 cassette. looking for replacement front derailleur
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Can I use road shifters with Linkglide cassette?

We know that road shifters for CUES may be coming in the future. What's interesting is that CUES derailleurs feature a tension adjuster, which is meaningful. In general, it seems like the new groupset ...
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Replacing pulley wheels on a RD-m3100 with non original parts. Can I use other Shimano pulley wheels?

I need to replace the pulley wheels on my rd-m3100. The T-pulley is close to worn down (ninja-starry), even though the G-pulley still has some life left. Unfortunately the original replacement part, ...
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Front (left) shifter M9100 (12s) on 11s crankset? Any reason this would not work?

Retromoding a bike with disc brake at the front. The lever is a Deore 6100 with I-spec EV attachment. The bike will get a crankset with a double Chainring and a 10 or 11 speed setup for the rear. I ...
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Wrong beltline with Gates S550 on Cannondale BadBoy

I need to rebuild the drivetrain on a secondhand BadBoy 1 with 8-speed Alfine and Gates belt I got last year. To move house I had to disassemble the crankset because the pedals had seized, and the ...
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Can I replace a 10 speed cassette with an 11 speed?

I currently have a focus road bike running on Ultegra group set. The rear wheel is currently 10SP. I’m looking at purchasing new wheels, and most of the second hand ones come with fitted 11SP. Can I ...
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Is it possible to use flat bar shifter on a smart trainer that has Tiagra 4700

Specs: Tacx Smart Trainer Shimano 10sp cassette Shimano 10sp chain Tiagra Rear derailleur Just wondering, given the difference in price between STI and flat bar shifters, can I just use a flat bar ...
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Will a Shimano Deore 11 speed chain work on a SRAM NX 11 speed drivetrain?

I went to a bike shop today and got a complete service and new chain. When I looked at the tax invoice, it said it was a Shimano Deore 11 speed chain, however I have SRAM NX 11 speed drive train. I ...
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Can i put off-road tires on a road focused hybrid? [duplicate]

I have recently bough a Nishiki Comp race hybrid that's more road focused. I have been using MTBs my whole life so it's pretty weird. Is there any way to put off-road tires on it also, it has 28" ...
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105 R7000 front derailleur with 105 5800 crankset

I was thinking of upgrading my Tiagra derailleur with new 105 FD-R7000, but then I read that it might not be compatible with my 105 5800 crankset because the new R7000 crankset has different spacing ...
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Shimano rear derailleur compatibility with 13-32 cassette

I have a Freewheel cassette, 9-speed, 13/32T. Currently, I'm using a MicroNew 9-speed RD and a 9-speed shifter, but both of them aren't great, and I want to replace them. All I can find is the ...
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Promax Headset Adapter 1", 1-1/8

I have a broken Cannondale 2007 Bad Boy Ultra, will the Promax Headset Adapter 1", 1-1/8" give me the opportunity to replace it with a non-shock standard fork.
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Use Shimano 105 R7000 shifters for Disc brakes

I have 2 spare R7000 shifters which I used on my rim brake equipped road bike. I've upgraded to Ultegra some time ago. I also have a Tiagra gravel bike with mechanical disc brakes that uses Tiagra ...
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Will this replacement derailleur hanger fit my bike?

I have a Bixs Sportivo 2 from more than 10 years ago. Derailleur hanger is broken and I lost the broken piece. I would like to buy a replacement. Can you please look at these images and tell me if it ...
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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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Flatbar shifters for 11-speed GRX groupsets

I have a GRX RD-RX810 rear derailleur and I need a compatible (thumb) shift lever for flat bars. Any suggestions which shifters are compatible for my setup?
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Does a 3x to 1x conversion make sense for this bike?

My daughter was given a 26" hardtail with a slightly weird setup to use as a utility/commuting bike by a guy whose hobby was to build up bikes from old but unused parts... the crankset & ...
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Replacing SRAM Apex 1x with Shimano GRX 1x

I have a SCOTT GRAVEL Expert with SRAM APEX 1x10 crankset. The crank is similar to this bike. I've been looking for a GXP power meter but they are difficult to find in both the used market and new, ...
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Are there compatibility restrictions about remotes for dropper posts and suspension locks?

I consider adding an handle bar remote for a bike with a front-suspension fork. Given the bike has already a dropper post, I was thinking to add a dual "dropper/suspension" remote. I noticed ...
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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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Shimano and Sram compatibility on Wahoo Kickr

I have a 2017 Wahoo Kickr which doesn't allow for a Sram xdr driver...but I now have all Sram Red AXS eTap 12 speed. Since the Kickr will accommodate a Shimano spline, can I put on a 12 speed Shimano ...
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Shimano Dura Ace 12 speed to 11 speed Di2 shifter compatibility

Let's say I have a 9170 Di2 11 speed group and want to update to 9200 12 speed keeping what I can. That means a new RD, battery and wires are a must. Shimano claims the old 11 speed Di2 time trial ...
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Differences between FC-RX600-11 and FC-RX600-10?

Is there any documented difference between 10- and 11-speed GRX cranksets FC-RX600-10 and FC-RX600-11? Net search gives "closer chainring spacing", but I'm looking for a proof. Also ...
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Shimano Drop Bar shift+brake lever for 12S Deore XT/SLX build?

Thinking of converting a flat bar hybrid bike (2023 Canyon Pathlite 6) to a drop bar. Looking for a Shimano drop bar shift / brake lever that will work with my current transmission and brakes. SLX 12S ...
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What is linkglide/cues and how do they differ from existing standards?

This question is intended to be a canonical question, meant to be referenced when appropriate. In 2021, Shimano launched two LinkGlide Deore and XT Drivetrains (shifter/derailleurs/cassettes, numbers ...
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Cassette Compatibility Issues (11 to 40 teeth)

I ride a 2021 Trek Emonda SLR 8 (lightweight, no electronics) with a R 9100 Group: 50/34 teeth in front and 11/30 teeth in back on my cassette. Would like to upgrade to an 11 - 40 teeth cassette (...
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SRAM Rival Crankset with Shimano Chain

I want to upgrade the crankset on my gravel bike. Currently I have square-taper Ty501-2 crankset with reduced axle length (123 -> 113mm) to give ~44mm chainline compatible with the road FD (...
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mountain double recommendations for a 36/24 170 - 172.5 cranks

I'm looking to convert a 1x10 Mtb of mine into to a 2x10. The gear ratio im intent on is 36/24 with an 11-40 cassette. I owned another bike years ago with this gearing and im looking to replicate it ...
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Increasing a 32T chainring to a 36T - will it fit?

I'm considering changing up the chainring on this 2020 Specialized Turbo Levo Comp in order to slow down wear on the cassette as the rider tends to keep it in a few of the mid-high gears. What ...
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Altus 9-speed shifters&derailleur paired with a 10-speed road bike cassette

My family has a road bike, set with Altus 9-speed shifters and a rear derailleur, paired with a Shimano HG200-9 cassette. Recently, I replaced the cassette with a 10-speed road bike cassette, As a ...
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What is a safe weight for front rack + luggage for a steel race bike fork?

I frequently commute with a backpack on my '90s steel race bike, and encounter the usual issues of sweaty back and tired shoulders. The riding position is also not perfect for carrying a backpack on ...
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Shimano freehub body replacement compatibility

I have a cheapish (okay - cheap) Shimano FH-M525-A MTB rear hub (QR, 10-speed). The freehub body has a fair bit of play so I want to replace it. There are any number of supposedly-identical ...
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Shimano cassette/freehub compatibility

Can I use the following components together - Shimano's compatibility chart is not clear to me. Cassette: CS-HG200-9 (11-32T/11-34T) Freehub: FH-T610 I have an old bike with a Tourney groupset. The ...

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