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Which shifters are compatible with dura ace 740x?

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Asked by: Jon Kerr

Can I use Dura-Ace shifters with Ultegra derailleurs?

Thus, an Ultegra (6800/8000) 11-speed chain can be used with a Dura-Ace (9000/9100) 11-speed cassette. Similarly, there is no need to match the level of the chain and cassette to the rest of the groupset, so a 105 (5800) 11-speed cassette can be used with a Dura-Ace (9000/9100) 11-speed groupset.

Is Dura-Ace compatible with 105?

DURA-ACE, ULTEGRA, and 105 parts are compatible with each other up and down the 2×11 speed range. The parts of DURA-ACE, ULTEGRA and 105 are compatible with each other as long as they have the same number of gears.

When did Dura-Ace 7700 come out?


Shimano released the 7700 series in 1996, succeeding in achieving both high rigidity and an approximately 500 g weight reduction of the entire components series by introducing the HOLLOWTECH crankset with hollow crank arms.

How do you shift a Dura-Ace shifter?

Quote from video: So you move the whole shifter across with your left hand and then click down with the small lever on your right hand now there are two exceptions with Shimano gears but firstly it's for di2.

Can you mix Shimano shifters and derailleurs?

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.

Can I use SRAM shifter with Shimano derailleur?

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 I use Ultegra shifters with 105?

Both 105 and Ultegra are 11-speed systems. 105 cassettes (above) are available in 11-28-tooth, 11-30, 11-32, 11-34 and 12-25 options. Ultegra is available in all of those plus 11-25 and 14-28. There’s no reason why you can’t use an Ultegra cassette with an otherwise 105 groupset, or vice versa.

Which is better Dura-Ace or 105?

Compared to a 105 derailleur, the Dura-Ace derailleur has less material. More time has been spent to machine away excess metal, reducing the weight. The difference is slight, but parts of the Dura-Ace derailleur are visibly slimmer, with more beveled edges.

Why is Dura-Ace better than Ultegra?

The only difference to the Dura-Ace is an extra bit of weight. Generally speaking, the Ultegra is seen as the most premium versatile groupset available from Shimano – the Dura-Ace being purely race-focused – due to its mammoth range of gears.

What is the difference between Dura Ace 9000 and 9100?

Visually, there isn’t much to differentiate the new Shimano Dura-Ace 9100 shift levers from the previous 9000-generation. Internally, though, shift lever throw has been reduced by nearly 25% for faster shifts and less hand movement, especially when making multiple shifts.

What year is Dura Ace 9000?

For the 2013 model year, Shimano is launching its latest high-end road-racing group, the Shimano Dura-Ace 9000.

What are Dura Ace cranks made of?


Speeds 2×11 Speed
BB Spindle Interface Hollow Tech ll
Chainring Material Alloy
Bolt Center Diameter (BCD) asymmetrical
Crank Arm Material Alloy

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.

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.

Are 11 and 12 speeds compatible?

Shifters. The Ratio 1×12 Wide Upgrade Kits are compatible with all mechanical 11 speed SRAM shifters, whether for cable or hydraulic brakes*. This includes shifters from the Red™, Force™, Rival™ and Apex™ groups. As the 1×12 Wide kits are for 1x drivetrains, you can use 1x or 2x shifters.

Can I use an 11 speed derailleur on a 10 speed shifter?

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 and match front derailleur?

Unless something is wrong with the old front derailleur, I’d keep it. Just clean it, lube it, etc. Yes, you can mix and match.

Are all Shimano 9 speed shifters compatible?

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.

Can I use 6 speed shifter with 7 speed cassette?

The cable pull of a 7 speed is less than a 6 speed so, though a couple of cogs might work, the rest will gradually not. You’ll never know if you don’t try it.

Can 6 speed derailleur work on 7 speed?

So yes, a six speed rear derailleur will work correctly with 7, 8 or 9 rear speed systems.

Are 5 and 6 speed freewheels interchangeable?

5-Speed to 6- or 7-Speed

Hubs originally intended for 5-speed freewheels can be converted to use 6- or 7-speed freewheels. You will generally need to add a few spacer washers to the right side of the axle, building it up far enought that the cone locknut can reach the frame dropout through the wider freewheel body.