CyclingCeramic adds a Shimano 12 speed Di2-ready option to their carbon ODC oversized derailleur cage upgrade kits, on top of SRAM 12sp compatibility. Now you can get their latest 14/19T pulley wheel combination to reduce drivetrain drag on pretty much all of the last two generations of Shimano & SRAM road groupsets.
CyclingCeramic ODC 14/19T oversized derailleur cage upgrade
The made-in-France CyclingCeramic ODC oversized derailleur cages promise to upgrade your drivetrain by decreasing friction by up to 98% (an obviously semi-dubious claim that appears to be benchmarked against a Shimano Acera pulley wheel setup). Taking that claim with a grain of salt, larger pulley wheels, less chain tension, and ceramic bearings have been demonstrated to lower drivetrain friction.
Oversized carbon cage & ceramic bearing upgrades
CyclingCeramic’s latest oversized derailleur cage upgrade kits now feature a larger 14T/19T pulley wheel combination (vs. the original 16/16T combo) that is said to further reduce friction by decreasing the angle of the bend your chain makes snaking through the rear derailleur while improving shift quality.
Like many other companies peddling oversized derailleur pulley upgrades and ceramic bearings, CyclingCeramic calls their ODC a #FreeSpeed upgrade, albeit an expensive one. With Grade 3 ceramic ball bearings inside steel races and machined carbon side plates, CyclingCeramic says their oversized pulley upgrades have been independently verified by Friction Facts to have the “lowest level of friction with only 0.03 watt”.
CyclingCeramic ODC 14/19T – Pricing & options
The latest ODC kit for Shimano 12 Speed Road setup sells for 350€ and features titanium bolts and machined alloy pulley wheels available in black, gold, green, red, or blue ano. The CyclingCeramic ODC 14/19T upgrade kit is now available for Shimano 8000, 8050, 8150, 9100, 9150 & 9200 derailleurs and SRAM Red AXS, Force AXS & Red eTap derailleurs.
UPDATE: CyclingCeramic now adds an OCS 14/19T upgrade for SRAM Rival AXS, although curiously it appears to now be the same part as the previous Red AXS/Force AXS ODC.
A recent CyclingCeramic ODC compatibility chart also references ODC 14/19T Gravel models for both Shimano GRX and SRAM mechanical 1×11 groups, so perhaps those are coming soon, too!