Microshift manufactures drivetrain components for all cycling disciplines, including mountain bikes, road bikes and gravel bikes.
The brand may be off the radar of some riders and tends to feature on bikes at the low- to mid-range of the market. Its products are generally priced below SRAM or Shimano components at comparable spec points.
Most of its range is compatible with Shimano’s shifting systems. This is because Microshift uses the same cable pull ratio on certain products. It makes Microshift products ideal inexpensive replacements if you’re shopping on a budget or can’t find Shimano in stock.
Microshift is unusual in that it shares the same cable pull ratio across many of its road bike groupset and mountain bike groupset components. This means riders can mix and match, for example, drop-bar shifters with mountain bike groupsets, creating a mullet drivetrain on a budget.
It also produces less common shifter styles, such as thumb and bar-end shifters, for most drivetrains. All of this makes Microshift a popular option with dedicated home tinkerers.
In this article, we will delve into the full Microshift product range, explaining the hierarchy of its groupsets for road, gravel and mountain bike components. We’ll also outline the compatibility of its parts with those from other manufacturers. What is cable pull ratio?
Cable pull ratio is the amount the derailleur moves for every millimetre of cable pulled through by the shifter. Microshift and Shimano use the same cable pull ratio for certain products, making their components compatible. The exception is Microshift’s Acolyte, Advent […]
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