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Shimano drivetrain compatibility

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Asked by: Lisa Rivera

What Shimano components are compatible?

Summary of compatibility of Shimano components for road bikes

  • DURA-ACE, ULTEGRA, and 105 parts are compatible with each other up and down the 2×11 speed range.
  • ULTEGRA, 105 and TIAGRA parts are compatible with each other up and down the 2×10 speed range.

Are all Shimano 10 speed components compatible?

The problem when looking at TIAGRA component compatibility is that 10-speeds are not officially compatible with each other, and with the 4600 and 4700 series components.

Are SRAM and Shimano rear derailleurs compatible?

The SRAM rear derailleur (mech) will not work with a Shimano shifter as is; the cable pull and shift activation ratios are not the same between the two systems.

Can you mix and match Shimano MTB components?

You should have no problem mixing and matching these components. As long as everything is either Shimano 9speed or Shimano 10speed, you’re fine.

Can I use SRAM chain on Shimano?

Shimano and SRAM 11-speed chains are cross-compatible. If you have a Shimano 11-speed drivetrain, a SRAM chain will work fine and vice versa, however manufacturer’s recommend pairing your components for optimal performance.

Are Shimano 10 and 11-speed compatibility?

You can certainly use a Shimano 10-speed double crank and chainrings with Shimano 11-speed chain, derailleurs, shifters and cassette, however.

Can a 10 speed derailleur work on a 11-speed cassette?

No, that will not work. The shifts will not line up across the entire range, because an 11-speed cassette is not just a 10-speed cassette with an extra cog stuck on at the same spacing.

Can you mix Shimano 105 and Ultegra?

There’s no reason why you can’t use an Ultegra cassette with an otherwise 105 groupset, or vice versa. With both 105 and Ultegra, the largest sprocket you can officially use is a 34-tooth, although in truth you can go much larger than that; we have gear systems with 11-40 cassettes that work very happily.

Can a 10 speed derailleur work on a 9 speed cassette?

Shimano 10 speed derailleur will work on a 9 speed cassette with a sram 9 speed shifter.

Can you mix Shimano and SRAM drivetrain?

Can you put a Shimano chain on a Sram drivetrain and vice versa? Yes and no. As long as the speeds match, it theoretically should work. In the real world, we have noticed that Shimano chains on Sram cassettes and chainrings tend to not line up with the teeth on the cogs perfectly.

Can you replace a SRAM derailleur with a Shimano?

Well-Known Member. It does not matter what motor the bike has; it is completely separate from the derailleur system. But Shimano and SRAM are not cross-compatible because they have different cable pull ratios. So in order to use a SRAM derailleur, the shifter also has to be replaced.

Are Shimano rear derailleurs interchangeable?

Shimano derailleur compatibility

Most 8- and 9-speed Shimano mountain bike and road kit is inter-compatible because they both use the same cable pull ratio. This means that you can use an 8 -or 9-speed mountain bike derailleur with road shifters or vice versa.

Are Shimano and KMC chains compatible?

Is KMC Quicklink Compatible With Shimano Chains? KMC Quicklink is compatible with Shimano chains. If you find yourself out on the trail and need a quick fix, or if you don’t have Shimano branded spare parts for your chain, then you can always use KMC Quicklink parts without any issues.

Is there a difference between Shimano and SRAM chains?

The inner links of the Shimano chain are so much longer, that the chain binds on a Sram chain ring and the 50t “Eagle” gear of the cassette. You may get away with a new Shimano chain on used Sram sprockets, but new or even lightly worn the compatibility is less than ideal.

Is a SRAM 12 speed chain compatible with Shimano?

SRAM: EAGLE chains are not perfectly compatible with Shimano drivetrains.

Will any shifter work with any derailleur?

No, different maker or different model with different number of “speed” shifters have different pull ratio (i.e. the length of cable pulled by a single shift). Usually it’s safe to use different model with same number of gears from the same maker.

Can I use any shifter with Shimano derailleur?

Shimano shifters, whether for 6, 7, 8, or 9 speeds are compatible with all the Shimano RDs for 6 to 9 speeds, and with Shimano 10 speed road RDs (not with 10 speed MTB RDs). Update: a new exception are Shimano Tiagra 4700 road 10-speed shifters, and Shimano GRX gravel series shifters.

Are all Shimano road shifters compatible?

Basically all 9 speed and below Shimano MTB derailleurs will work on all Shimano Road shifters. There is an exception for some of the older 7900 Dura Ace shifters which had a different pull ratio and also one of the Shimano levers with hydraulic brake lines.

Is Ltwoo compatible with Shimano?

LTWOO A2 7 Speed Shifter – Shimano Compatible.

Is Ltwoo made by SRAM?

When SRAM China closed its factory, he formed his team of experts from his former company and LTWOO was born.

Is Sensah compatible with Ltwoo?

SHIFTER SENSAH 3X8 SPEED ( SHIMANO LTWOO 8 SPEED COMPATIBLE can be used as alternative to tourney, acera, alivio, altus, deore, slx, xtr, xt, sram))