Silca, renowned for its Tour de France Stage-winning 3D printed titanium derailleur hangers, has unveiled the latest evolution of its offerings. Originally tailored for Shimano drivetrains, these hangers now embrace universal fits for nine popular road and gravel bike manufacturers.
Developed to elevate the shifting experience on WorldTour road bikes, Silca’s hollow 3D printed titanium hangers promise faster and more precise shifts. The innovation stems from addressing the limitations of conventional hangers, which tend to flex during shifts, resulting in imprecise and noisy gear changes.
Silca claims a significant improvement, asserting that their direct mount titanium hanger offers 8-10 times higher stiffness than standard aluminum hangers. For UDH-compatible bikes, the hollow 3D-printed titanium hanger boasts 5-6 times the stiffness of conventional aluminum hangers.
Priced at $85 for universal fits and $99 for UDH-compatible versions, these titanium hangers are available for nine leading bike brands. The expanded range includes 100-series direct mounts for Shimano and 200-series universal fits compatible with SRAM, Campagnolo, and other drivetrains.
Silca points out the sacrificial nature of these 3D-printed hangers, which are designed to break before the frame, ensuring the bike’s longevity. The internal structure is engineered to provide necessary flexibility while maintaining overall stiffness.
Silca’s latest 3D printed titanium derailleur hangers cater to a broader audience, offering enhanced shift precision for road, gravel, and mountain bikes. The expanded range and improved compatibility make these hangers a compelling upgrade for cyclists seeking superior performance in gear shifting.
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