Component comparison chart

mcewena

New Member
I've watched/read a few reviews and I'm starting to narrow my focus because of this sight so thanks for that! It's funny recognizing some of the component brand names from my 70's school bikes.

It seems like every ebike uses the same 2-3 brands of shifters/derailleurs etc. but each one uses a different model. Often Court will reference that the braking system or derailleur or tires are one of the higher/lower end ones from company X which is a good data point but one that I get overwhelmed by. For those of us who don't live/breath bikes it's difficult to know if a Shimano XYZ is really a step up/down from a Shimano XXX or if a Tektro A is better/worse then a Tektro B etc...

Without getting into a brand debate it would great if there was some place on this site that rated/graded/costed the different levels of parts from the same company.

Just a thought....
 

Timpo

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I've watched/read a few reviews and I'm starting to narrow my focus because of this sight so thanks for that! It's funny recognizing some of the component brand names from my 70's school bikes.

It seems like every ebike uses the same 2-3 brands of shifters/derailleurs etc. but each one uses a different model. Often Court will reference that the braking system or derailleur or tires are one of the higher/lower end ones from company X which is a good data point but one that I get overwhelmed by. For those of us who don't live/breath bikes it's difficult to know if a Shimano XYZ is really a step up/down from a Shimano XXX or if a Tektro A is better/worse then a Tektro B etc...

Without getting into a brand debate it would great if there was some place on this site that rated/graded/costed the different levels of parts from the same company.

Just a thought....
Go on this website: https://bike.shimano.com/en-US/home.html

Look under "Components" and pick under the type of bike (road, MTB, urban, etc....) and you can see the components.

The upper ones are more higher end components.
 

Stefan Mikes

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Europe
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Brwinów (PL)
Well, each major component manufacturer (let's name Shimano and SRAM for instance) has published tables defining which group-set is aimed at which bike type and of what class it is. I'm sure @FlatSix911 can produce a Shimano group-set table in a minute :)
 

reed scott

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The first major component manufacturer to come up with a top shelf 9 speed derailleur with 10 or 11 x 40 something cassette is going to get my money and I suspect a few other ebiker's dollars as well. Be nice if they also come up with a super 9 speed chain too.
 

reed scott

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I've watched/read a few reviews and I'm starting to narrow my focus because of this sight so thanks for that! It's funny recognizing some of the component brand names from my 70's school bikes.

It seems like every ebike uses the same 2-3 brands of shifters/derailleurs etc. but each one uses a different model. Often Court will reference that the braking system or derailleur or tires are one of the higher/lower end ones from company X which is a good data point but one that I get overwhelmed by. For those of us who don't live/breath bikes it's difficult to know if a Shimano XYZ is really a step up/down from a Shimano XXX or if a Tektro A is better/worse then a Tektro B etc...

Without getting into a brand debate it would great if there was some place on this site that rated/graded/costed the different levels of parts from the same company.

Just a thought....
Just be aware there is no direct comparison between non ebike transmissions and ebike transmissions. This has not sunk in fully for the bike world yet. See my post above.
 

Quick514Biker

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Canada
City
Montreal
The first major component manufacturer to come up with a top shelf 9 speed derailleur with 10 or 11 x 40 something cassette is going to get my money and I suspect a few other ebiker's dollars as well. Be nice if they also come up with a super 9 speed chain too.
I wonder if there's a higher end aftermarket derailleur option(or alternative upper end derailleur option for the OEM bike brands)? Off-hand no.
 

FlatSix911

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USA
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Silicon Valley
Well, each major component manufacturer (let's name Shimano and SRAM for instance) has published tables defining which group-set is aimed at which bike type and of what class it is.
I'm sure @FlatSix911 can produce a Shimano group-set table in a minute :)
Thanks, Stephan... here is a good summary chart for Road and MTN bikes with Shimano and SRAM groupsets.
I generally recommend starting at the Recreational Level for decent quality components with long service life.

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Quick514Biker

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Canada
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Montreal
Shimano Deore 9 speed is not available anymore to my knowledge. Maybe as a replacement part in LBS? Then more e-bikes should be using 10-speed drivetrains.
 

FlatSix911

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USA
City
Silicon Valley
Shimano Deore 9 speed is not available anymore to my knowledge. Maybe as a replacement part in LBS? Then more e-bikes should be using 10-speed drivetrains.
Correct, the chart needs to be updated to include 10-12 gears on the rear cog... the recommended Levels remain the same, Deore, SLX, XT, etc. ;)
 
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