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SRAM & Campy Shift Better on Silca Pro-Spec 3D-Printed Titanium Derailleur Hangers

Silca 3D-printed titanium derailleur hanger gets more fitment options to work with Shimano, SRAM & Campagnolo
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Last fall, Silca released their Tour de France Stage-winning hollow 3D-printed titanium derailleur hangers to the general public. But they were mostly limited to riders with Shimano drivetrains or UDH-equipped bikes – seriously limiting on-road applications. Well, Silca listened. And after quickly selling out those initial ti hangers, they are back with universal fits for 9 popular road & gravel bike makers. And the original run are available again too.

Do you think an $85-99 titanium replacement derailleur hanger will improve your bike’s shifting?

Silca 3D-printed titanium derailleur hanger fits more bikes

Developed as a project to improve the shifting on WorldTour road bikes… a lighter, stiffer hanger upgrade promising faster, more precise shifts for your road, gravel, and mountain bikes…

Silca claims that “modern electronic derailleurs shift so fast and with such force that conventional hangers made from low-grade aluminum plates will flex up to 4 degrees during a shift, resulting in less precise, noisier, and slower shifting. Traditional hangers also bend easily, even in minor incidents, resulting in unnecessary bike changes and additional workload for mechanics.

If you had a Shimano derailleur, these direct mount hangers promised faster, more precise shifting. Silca promised a whopping 8-10x higher stiffness when using the direct mount ti hanger vs. a standard replaceable aluminum hanger and the extra link on the derailleur. On a UDH-compatible bike, they said their hollow 3D-printed titanium hanger was “5-6x stiffer than conventional aluminum hangers”. We assume those quoted UDH gains will apply to their new universal fit derailleur hangers for more road and gravel bikes, too.

Sounds like a no-brainer upgrade, right?

Of course, the 3D-printed hanger is meant to be a sacrificial element that breaks before your frame does. But Silca assures that even though their ti hangers are ultra-stiff, there’s still an internal structure designed to break before your frame.

So, what’s new?

The new bit here is, that Silca expand their offering for the same 9 bike makers as before. So, you can either get a 100-series Shimano direct-mount-specific hanger. Or get a 200-series Universal Fit one that you can use with SRAM, Campagnolo, MicroShift, TRP, Ingrid, or whatever you have lying around…

Plus, there’s still the Shimano or Universal Fit option for UDH bikes.

And they are all in stock again.

Or if you had a UDH-compatible frame, you could use one with either any conventional derailleur or a Shimano Direct Mount.

Silca 3D-printed derailleur hanger – Pricing, options & availability

The Silca 3DP Derailleur Hanger is available to fit 9 brands of bikes for $85 a piece. That then, includes Cannondale, Canyon, Cervelo, Factor, Giant, Pinarello, Scott, Specialized & Trek. Check out our original Silca 3d-printed derailleur hanger article for a full breakdown of compatible bike models.

Pick from 100-series for Shimano or 200-series for Universal Fit for SRAM, Campagnolo or other drivetrains. UDH-compatible hangers are also available for $99 in Shimano-specific or Universal Fit.

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Dane Morrison
Dane Morrison
22 days ago

You can also remove the link on many Campy RD’s and use the Shimano direct mount hanger

Robin
Robin
22 days ago
Reply to  Dane Morrison

And this is what I’ve done.

Veganpotter
Veganpotter
22 days ago

Frames occasionally break when an aluminum hanger fails too. I definitely want one of these just for the hell of it but I’m not confident it won’t do a worse job protecting a frame than a flexy hanger

Greg
Greg
21 days ago

Hangers should be strong, stiff, yet ductile. They should be able to take an alignment. Even brand new hangers sometimes need alignment, although not nearly as often as when QR was the norm. The worst hangers are the stiff, brittle aluminum hangers that you can’t bend without it breaking. Over heat treated I assume? And companies need to stop making the hangers with abrupt thickness changes!

Jtb
Jtb
21 days ago
Reply to  Greg

If you’re heat treating your aluminum hangers intentionally then you’ve got an issue

Majorette
Majorette
20 days ago
Reply to  Jtb

The purpose of derailleur hanger being made of ‘poor’ aluminium it’s to easily bend in a situation the bike hits the ground. This avoids breaking the frame and many times saves the derailleur as well and you can fix the issue with small amount of money. Titanium it’s a stiff and strong metal and in my opinion, frame companies will be glad if you buy one of these.

Gabriel
Gabriel
21 days ago
Reply to  Greg

Brand new hangers don’t need alignment… they’re cnc machined, probably the flattest surface on your whole bike. If a new hanger doesn’t put the derailleur appropriately parallel to the wheel, then it’s your frame that’s messed up, not the hanger…

IanR
IanR
21 days ago
Reply to  Gabriel

… that would still then require the hanger being aligned to accomodate the frame’s misalignment .. as most wouldn’t/couldn’t realign the frame itself, no?

Robin
Robin
21 days ago
Reply to  Gabriel

That might be true in a perfect world with perfect frames, but even the best frame makers can’t make a perfect frame. And with the move to 11, 12, and 13-speed drivetrains, it makes shifting more sensitive to hanger misalignment.

Brent
Brent
21 days ago
Reply to  Gabriel

And yet, it is very comon to see brand new hangers that are not pfectly straight when installed (that could come from the frame)

Gabriel
Gabriel
21 days ago

Are we really referring to a derailleur hanger as “tour de France state winning”?

Andrew
Andrew
21 days ago

Interestingly I can’t find these on the Silca site yet?

MAX
MAX
19 days ago
Reply to  Andrew

They are live.

Justin
Justin
21 days ago

“We assume those quoted UDH gains will apply to their new universal fit derailleur hangers for more road and gravel bikes, too.”

That’s a ridiculous assumption, beyond the fact that no one has shown proof that 5-6x stiffer even means better shifting anyway.

Exodux
21 days ago

While some hangers could possibly be CNC machined, or maybe forged, I believe most are cast aluminum so that they will bent or break easier if involved in an incident. These types are really hard to bend back into shape( hard to straighten them without breaking) and usually you’ll need a replacement if they are too badly damaged. I carry an extra on all my bikes which use a hanger(Sram T-type does not).
These appear to have a hollow pocket that will provide a breaking point if severely damaged.

Henrik
Henrik
21 days ago

Is there anyone who can give a RL experience if the increased stiffness give any performance increase of better shifting or else?

SomeGuy
SomeGuy
20 days ago

I’m pretty sure my doctor burned one of these off my foot last year.

Ed "New bike tech is not worth it"
Ed "New bike tech is not worth it"
19 days ago

Once again the industry proves to be utterly clueless (in the most expensive way to the rider of course…). The removeable derailleur hanger is a SACRIFICIAL piece breaking before der or frame and is CHEAP TO RELPACE!. Sadly I am not surprised. We liv in days where you get a flat – UBER cause you can’t get the tire off, drop your bike at a rest stop – UBER cause the der busted, gotta replace that broken der – obsolete need to buy full electronic gruppo. So sad.

M.m.
M.m.
19 days ago

How about we make a hanger out of stainless steel with hollow break away ports and wrap the threads of the bolts and screws with teflon tape so that there is no play in the hanger and dera

SeanK
SeanK
19 days ago

Even with the UDH arrangement the hanger is your collar bone. New frames are better but still not always true enough for narrow spacing and alignment is needed. Give me a cheap, alignable hanger any day, spare one (or 3 at this price!) in the shed.

Al_nyc
Al_nyc
16 days ago

Sure, I want another overpriced bike part that provides no tangible benefit over what is there now.

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