Are all 8 speed bike chains the same?
Shimano, SRAM and Campagnolo all use the same chain with 8 speeds. The chain for 7 speeds is a bit wider – 7.3 mm, while a 6-speed one is substantially wider – 7.8 mm.
What chains are compatible with 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 chains interchangeable?
When SRAM entered the road groupset market in 2006, it decided to adopt Shimano’s specifications for its chains and cassettes. As a result, the chains and cassettes from the two brands have always been completely interchangeable for any given type of transmission (e.g. 11-speed).
Are 8 and 9 speed chains compatible?
Former Bike Wrench 7, 8, and 9 speed chains have the same inner width, but 9 speed chains have thinner outer plates for a thinner overall chain. So while a 9 speed chain works fine on a 7 or 8 speed drivetrain, it will be a weaker chain that tends to “stretch” faster.
How wide is an 8 speed chain?
Single speed chains have inner width of 1/8″ (3.175 mm). Multi speed chains, from 5 to 8 have inner width of 3/32″ (2.38 mm). Multi speed chains from 9 to 12 speeds have inner width of 11/128″ (2.18 mm). “Exotic” standard for freight bicycles is 5/32″ (4 mm).
How do I know what chain to get for my bike?
When selecting a chain, the first consideration is the number of rear sprockets. The rear cog sets have been made with 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, or 12 sprockets. As the number of cogs on the rear hub increases, the spacing between cogs tends to be reduced.
Will an 8 speed derailleur work on a 9 speed cassette?
yes you can use the derailer on the 8 speed cassette. The major difference between 8 and 9 speed is indexing. So for an 9 speed cassette you would need 9 speed shifters. I have used Acera 8 speed shifters on Deore LX derailler.
Are all bike chains compatible?
All modern bicycle chains are made to the “one-half inch pitch” standard, meaning from rivet to rivet is nominally 0.5 inches. The sprocket teeth are cut for this same one-half inch standard to accept bicycle chains. However, this does not mean all makes and models of chains are interchangeable.
Can you put an 8-speed chain on a 6-speed Shimano?
That means if a chain says “8-speed Shimano” you can use it in your old 6-speed, too. All you have to do is line up the new chain with the old one and cut it to size.
What Campagnolo chains are compatible with Shimano 10 Speed Chains?
We stock the following Campagnolo-compatible 10-speed chains: Shimano’s Dura-Ace 7900, Ultegra 6700, and 105 5700 groups are a little different. With these 2009/10 groupsets, Shimano introduced an asymmetric chain design (with different links on the inside and outside).
Are Shimano and SRAM 11-speed chains cross-compatible?
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. We stock the following Shimano-specific 11-speed chains: Shimano CN-HG701 11 Speed Chain Ultegra/XT
What is the difference between Shimano 8 and 10 speed cassettes?
The newer, narrower chains are weaker and harder to service. Though shifters are different for 8, 9 and 10-speed cassettes, the same rear derailers index properly with 7- through 10-speed Shimano cassettes. Most Shimano-compatible freewheel bodies accept 8-speed cassettes..