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What is the purpose of the divots on Shimano Altus 2x chainrings?

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Asked by: Veronica Arguello

How many teeth can Altus handle?

Total Capacity: 43 Tooth.

Is Shimano Altus good?

Shimano Altus and Acera are definitely better than Tourney. They are lighter and operates more smooth. They aren’t as advanced as alivio but for most e-bike riders they will do the job. Biggest problem is not operating smoothly under heavy load.

What level is Shimano Altus?

Shimano Altus is an MTB groupset is just above Tourney on the MTB component hierarchy chart. Even though Altus is labelled as a basic level componentry, this is the beginning of performance focused gears and other parts which are lighter and better in design.

Does Shimano Altus have a clutch?

The Altus rear derailleur doesn’t use Shimano’s Shadow Plus clutch technology for chain stability, but it does use the Shadow design, which refers to a lower profile to reduce the likelihood of damage from obstacles on the trail.

Is Shimano Altus good for trails?

The Altus M2000 series offers many features that make it an excellent option for a bike that sees the occasional trail ride, including a side swing derailleur that allows for a larger rear tire clearance compared to Tourney’s top swing front derailleur.

Which Shimano gear is best?

Shimano 105 is considered Shimano’s first performance groupset, and for many people it is the best option in combining performance, value and longevity. Ultegra is next and is very similar to Dura-Ace in terms of performance, though Dura-Ace is lighter.

Which is higher Altus or Alivio?

Altus is the second-from-last tier, right above Tourney, while Alivio sits two slots above Altus, below Shimano’s famous mid-range groupset, Deore. Both Alivio and Altus groupsets offer 9-speeds and are actually very similar in their latest iterations, but there are subtle differences between them.

Is 10-speed enough for mountain bike?

Are 10-speed bikes good? Yes, 10-speed bikes are good simply because they have a lot of range. If you’re climbing a mountain, they’re not the best. However, if you’re just climbing a hill, then you’ll be all set with a 10-speed bicycle.

Are Altus and Acera the same?

Shimano Altus and Acera



Due to the blending of the components and technology with the Shimano family, Altus and his big brother Acera are often referred to in the same breath, namely as Acera Altus. Acera Altus only comes in a 3x system – in other words, with a triple or 3-ring chainring at the crankset.

How many speeds is Shimano Altus?

ALTUS is a 7/8-speed MTB-style component group for city sport and youth bikes.

What is the Shimano hierarchy?

The genuine contenders for Shimano begin in the 11- and 12-speed options, which include Deore, SLX, Deore XT, and XTR. These drivetrains are reliable trail groupsets that maintain very similar characteristics, but they vary slightly in features and materials the higher up you go.

How do you adjust Shimano Altus rear derailleur?


Quote from video: The derailleur down into the small cog. Once we do that we're going to turn the barrel adjuster all the way in so that we have room to adjust it. After adjusting the cable position at the anchor.

How good are Shimano Altus shifters?

Overall, we’ve been hugely impressed by the quality, price, reviews and features of Shimano Altus SL-M315 8 Speed Rapidfire Shifters. We’d say that as long as it fits your budget and meets your expectations in terms of features/spec…it’s a really strong contender. That’s why we’ve scored it a massive 8.7/10 overall.

How many speeds is Shimano Altus?

ALTUS is a 7/8-speed MTB-style component group for city sport and youth bikes.

What are the levels of Shimano gears?

Shimano groupsets: different levels explained

  • Claris R2000: 8-speed.
  • Sora R3000: 9-speed.
  • Tiagra 4700: 10-speed.
  • 105 R7000: 11-speed.
  • 105 Di2 R7150: 12-speed electronic only.
  • Ultegra Di2 R8100: 12-speed electronic only.
  • Dura-Ace Di2 R9200: 12-speed electronic only.


Is Shimano Alivio any good?

Alivio is another small step up in gear hierarchy, it’s still a 9 speed drivetrain this one offers lighter components and reportedly better shifting than Acera and Altus. Shimano reckons this little lot is for good quality recreational mountain bikes, we saw it specced recently on a new 2020 Trek Calibre costing £750.

Which is higher Altus or Alivio?

Altus is the second-from-last tier, right above Tourney, while Alivio sits two slots above Altus, below Shimano’s famous mid-range groupset, Deore. Both Alivio and Altus groupsets offer 9-speeds and are actually very similar in their latest iterations, but there are subtle differences between them.

How many teeth can Alivio handle?

It can work with up to a 36-tooth rear cassette sprocket and down to an 11-tooth smallest ring.