Are all Shimano Freehubs compatible?

Most Shimano Freehub bodies are interchangeable.

How do I identify my Shimano hub?

Determine the brand: Locate the brand of your existing cassette—most likely it is Shimano, SRAM, or Campagnolo. For a Campagnolo cassette, choose a Campy freehub. For a Shimano freehub, count the number of gears on the cassette. If you have 8, 9, 10, or 11 gears, select a Shimano/SRAM freehub.

Can you replace a Shimano freehub?

While many freehubs can be serviced, it’s easier to just replace basic Shimano models. Before you start, you need to make sure you have the correct freehub body, so consult your local bike shop before you buy.

Are Shimano XT hubs any good?

They are a little heavy but amazingly inexpensive and durable for most riders. But for thru-axle hubs it is generally best to avoid Shimano.

Can I change my freehub?

You can either buy a new freehub body or if you’re lucky your local bike shop or bike recycling project may have a stash! Your replacement freehub body needs to have the same interface as your old one (meaning the same spline pattern) so it can fit onto your old hub.

Can I upgrade my freehub?

Yes. You can replace just the hub, but you’ll likely need new spokes, and a decent mechanic will charge $50+ for the job. Unless you have a really nice rim, that’s not worth it. Buying a new wheel makes more sense.

Can you upgrade Shimano hubs?

No, Shimano hubs only fit the Shimano freehub for which they were designed. Nothing else should fit. Unfortunately there are hundreds of hub and freehub designs and none of them follow any sort of standard. You need to replace the whole hub.

How do I know if my freehub needs replacing?

Check the freehub for wear to see if it needs replacing or just cleaning and relubing. To do this, firmly grab the splined body and give it a wiggle. If it moves more than a couple of millimetres side to side, replace it. Otherwise, a good clean and oil will do fine.

How good are Shimano hubs?

Shimano hubs are very reliable and very good as the other posters have pointed out. But they do require extra maintenance for the bearings and grease (and all but the inner cones are replaceable).

Are Shimano Deore hubs any good?

Overall, we’ve been hugely impressed by the quality, price, reviews and features of Shimano Deore M6000 Disc Rear Hub. 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 9.2/10 overall.

Can I put any freehub on my hub?

Each brand and model of hubs also uses its own freehub/driver to hub interface. If you need to change your freehub/driver, you will need to get the same brand and model. You cannot mix-n-match freehub/drivers from different brands. They will not work.

What are the 3 basic hub types?

There are three types of network hubs: passive, active, and intelligent. network. They do not improve the performance of local area networks (LANs), and may limit maximum media distances. Typically, passive hubs are connected to other devices in a star configuration.

How do I know my hub size?

Measure across the middle of the wheel hub to get the diameter. The wheel hub bolt pattern is the number of bolts lugs on the hub and the diameter of the circle in which they are arranged.

Can I fit a 12 speed cassette on a 11 speed hub?

The 12-speed cassette is designed to be backwards compatible with the existing 11-speed road freehub, while the 12 speed-specific freehub (available on Dura Ace hubs currently) can’t be used with the 11-speed parts. Sram HG-style cassettes are largely the same spacing as Shimano, with the 10 speed exception.

Should I upgrade my hubs?

Silent or quieter hubs are usually considered an upgrade. If you really want a noisy hub you can but a replacement hub and have the wheel rebuilt. Wheel rebuilds almost always require new spokes and take a couple hours of labor so it’s very often more cost effective to simply buy a new wheel.