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Can wheels with XDR and hyperglide drivers be swapped on a bike without readjustment?

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Asked by: Jason Vaz

Are XD and XDR compatible?

The XDR interface is 1.85mm longer than XD and is designed for road hub applications. XDR maintains the same hub spacing and flange locations used for 11-speed road compatible HyperGlide freehub bodies. XDR driver bodies are compatible with all XD cassettes when the cassette is installed with a 1.85mm spacer behind it.

Is SRAM XDR compatible with Shimano?

No, the two are not compatible and the Shimano cassette wont even slide on an XDr hub.

Do I need XDR for 12 speed?

An XDR driver will allow you to fit a 12-speed cassette on a freehub that is just as wide as an 11-speed cassette. That means you’ll just need to pop one in, fit your cassette, and not need to worry about having your wheel re-dished.

What is an XDR driver?

XDR, which stands for “XD. Road”, is simply a modified version of their mountain-bike XD Driver Body that was introduced with XX1. That system was designed to allow for a wider range cassette by making room for a smaller cog than would fit on a regular freehub body.

Can I use XDR cassette on XD freehub?

Answer: e*thirteen cassettes are all compatible with both XD™ and XDR™ drivers. XDR™ is a freehub body standard designed by SRAM™ to allow the installation of 12-speed road cassettes on an XD-style freehub body. It is 1.85mm longer than XD™, but otherwise identical.

Are all XD drivers the same?

they are all the same as far as the cogs are concerned, they have the xd interface for mounting the cassette. you should get the one made by the same brand as your rear hub. ratchet internals are not standardized so they are not interchangeable from one brand to the other.

How do I uninstall XDR driver?

Quote from video: And body and of itself so basically you're going to do is nice because they're nervous but there's a little lock. Button yeah on your derailleur. And then option to check out the wheel.

How do I change my Shimano freehub to SRAM?

Quote from video: So taking the Valores I take the ceramics D freehub push it onto the axle. Get the poles in there. And voila we have a wheel that's converted to SRAM XD.

Are freehub bodies interchangeable?

Most Shimano Freehub bodies are interchangeable.

Can XDR run 11 speed?

While XDR is road specific, a 1.85mm spacer (Supplied by SRAM) can be used on the XDR freehub body to accommodate XD cassettes. XDR driver bodies will fit 11 and 12 speed drivetrains with XDR specific cassettes.

What hub is compatible with SRAM 12 speed?

SRAM 12-speed



SRAM’s 12-speed mountain bike setups use both the XD and HG freehub bodies, once again with the higher-end groups having XD and the more affordable kit using the HG body.

How do I remove my XDR cassette?

Quote from video: Make sure that this part is on the left. And take your adjustable spanner. And pulling it on your left arm pushing on your right arm we're gonna push that down and loosen up the cassette.

What is the difference between HG and XD hubs?

Micro Spline uses 23 splines to mount the cassette, whereas HG has only 13. This extra spreading of load makes aluminium freehub bodies more durable. XDR vs XD is just the same as Shimano’s 11-speed HG road vs MTB. Probably the Micro Spline road system will have the same thing, but it hasn’t been released yet.

How do you fit an XDR cassette?

Quote from video: It shoots all the way firmly down take a cassette tool and place it inside I slowly rotate by hand until you cannot anymore make sure it's on there. So now you want to put the wheel on the floor.

What does an XD driver look like?

Quote from video: And that's where XDR comes in the spines on the XD our driver are one point eight five millimeters longer than XD. Which makes the overall length identical to an 11 speed hyper glide driver.

Can I put a SRAM cassette on a Shimano hub?

Buyers are free to use a SRAM chain and cassette with their Shimano groupset, and vice versa, just as a SRAM chain can be paired with a Shimano cassette, and vice versa. SRAM’s cassettes and chains are compatible with all of Shimano’s groupsets, and vice versa.

Can you put a Shimano cassette on a SRAM XD hub?

The SRAM XD driver and cassette works with existing Shimano-type cassette tools. The cassette slides on much like the existing cassette, which interlocks with a spline system at the rear of the driver.

Do SRAM and Shimano use the same freehub?

Joyously, almost all of these cassettes share the same freehub body standard, whether they’re from SRAM, Shimano or any other brand. It’s called Hyperglide and Shimano invented it back in the mists of time (well, the early 1990s).

Are SRAM and Shimano cassettes interchangeable?

In some cases, it is possible to run a cassette from a different brand than the rest of your drivetrain. SRAM and Shimano cassettes, on either road or mountain bike, are interchangeable with each other as the spacing is the same between the sprockets.

What cassette is best for climbing?

All other things being equal, the 34T sprocket on the 11-34T cassette is going to give you the easiest gear. If your bike is currently fitted with an 11-28T cassette, switching to an 11-34T cassette will make climbing less of a struggle.

What is a good gear ratio for hill climbing?

You will need even lower gear ratios for steep hills that are 8% or more. The most preferred gear ratios on such tracks are 50/34, 40/34, 36/40, 34/36, 34/32, 34/30, and 32/20. However, remember that using gears with such a low ratio will cause you to pedal more, but it will require less effort.