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Is Shimano Tiagra OK?

Is Shimano Tiagra OK?

Tiagra offers excellent value for money but 105 is certainly the better groupset and we’d recommend going for it if your funds allow because of the better brakes, the small weight saving and the upgrade to 11-speed.

Can you mix and match derailleurs?

As a general rule of thumb, it’s best not to mix and match drivetrain components from different brands. While things such as cranks, chains and cassettes are mostly inter-compatible between brands, generally speaking, shifters and derailleurs aren’t.

Are front derailleurs obsolete?

SRAM are announcing the end of the front derailleur in mountain biking. The 1x drivetrains on offer from several manufacturers coupled with the range of gears on offer from an 11 speed cassette have rendered the front mech obsolete.

Are Shimano 10 and 11 speed compatibility?

Shimano’s mechanical 10- and 11-speed road shifters are not compatible with its 10- and 11-speed MTB derailleurs.

Why bikes are being sold with only one gear in front?

Q: Why bikes are being sold with only one gear in front? These bikes are called 1X or OneBY drivelines. They have only a single chainring and a wider ratio rear cassette. Their advantage is that they don’t have a front derailleur or shifter.

Why do new bikes have less gears?

So why do mountain bikes have less gears? Mountain bikes have less gears for quite a few reasons, however the primary reasons being less maintenance, lighter weight, and the need for only the quickest shifts when running into such a varied terrain.

What is wrong with my Shimano front derailleur?

What’s happening is that what Shimano calls the Support Bolt is not tight against the frame. It has to be that way in order for the adjustments made to the limit screws and for the throw of the derailleur to work correctly. The Support Bolt is hidden inside the body of the front derailleur. You might need a flashlight to find it.

How to fix a front derailleur that comes out of alignment?

When the front derailleur comes out of alignment, it prevents the chain in the bicycle from moving between higher and lower gears. There is no need to panic if this happens and it is actually something that you can fix on your own! All you need is a Phillips screwdriver and about 20 minutes.

What happens when a front derailleur cable is not tight enough?

The symptom of a front derailleur cable that isn’t tight enough is chain rub when it’s on the largest chainring and smaller rear cogs. Because these gears are usually used when riders are traveling at a high rate of speed and pedaling with great effort, it can make a lot of noise and become annoying fast.

What is a front derailleur on a bike?

A front derailleur on a bicycle moves the chain between the 3 front sprockets. It moves the top part of the chain and allows you to shift into different gears. They’re commonly attached to mountain bikes so you can adjust the gears for different terrain to make it easier to pedal the bike.