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.