## Are 12-speed bikes good

And thanks to improved materials and tolerances, they're also much more reliable overall, even if they can be a little finicky compared to those 8 and 9-speed systems. **12-speed drivetrains pretty much killed the front derailleur as well**, especially after 11-speed showed that maybe we didn't need them after all.16 Jul 2020

## Is 12-speed faster

Since the 12-speed cassette has the same total width as the 11-speed, the space between cogs is narrower. This leads to **“faster” shifting** since the derailleur doesn't need to move as far to switch gears.3 Nov 2021

## Is 11-speed or 12 speed better

Since the 12-speed cassette has the same total width as the **11-speed**, the space between cogs is narrower. This leads to “faster” shifting since the derailleur doesn't need to move as far to switch gears. Obviously, this is all dependent on cadence, and a higher cadence will maximize the advantage.3 Nov 2021

## What does 7 speed mean for a bike

What is a 7-speed Bike? … On a 7-speed bike, **the lower gears make it easier to pedal and the higher gears allow for better movement going downhill**. Compared to a 3-speed bike, a 7-speed is preferable for a rider who travels on varying terrain.23 Aug 2017

## What is the difference between 7 speed and 21 speed

In a 7 speed set up you have a single front sprocket and 7 at the rear (of different ratios, or number of teeth) with a single gear shift lever. In the 21 speed you have 3 sprockets with different gear ratios in front and 7 at the rear wheel, therefore **7X3=21**.

## Can you use an 11 Speed Quick Link on a 12 speed chain

Condensed Answer: A SRAM PowerLink can be used on a Shimano chain as **long as both are designed for the same number of speeds**. Some people use PowerLinks intentionally for the convenience that they offer.

## Are Shimano 11 and 12 speed compatibility

Of course, the new Ultegra and DURA-ACE wheels come with a freehub body that only accepts the new 12-speed cassettes, but your **existing 11-speed wheels will accept 12-speed Shimano cassettes** no problem!7 Oct 2021

## How many speeds should a road bike have

A road bike will have either a triple, double or compact crankset. This refers to the number and size of chainrings (located by the pedals). A triple crankset has 3 chainrings; it is often paired with a 9-speed cassette on the rear wheel to give it a total of **27 gears**.

## Is a 3-speed bike enough

For most people, a **3-speed bicycle will offer enough** — particularly if you're looking for versatility. A 3-speed will handle your everyday city streets, and they can make inclines and descents easier. If you're looking for extra speed or off-roading capability, higher-speed options are a better fit.19 Feb 2021

## How do I know if my bike is 10 or 11 speed

**Multiply the front gear number by the rear gear number to get the number of speeds**. For example, if you have two front gears and five back gears, you have a 10-speed bike.14 Oct 2010