LINKGLIDE delivers seamless shifting and pedaling performance that's made to last. 
LINKGLIDE will support stress-free riding and ownership experiences for evolving bike types and riding styles for years to come. It is an exceptionally durable drivetrain built to stand up to persistent daily wear and provide enduring shifting and pedaling performance for multi-purpose bikes and high-torque e-bikes.

The robustly engineered cassette design shifts up and down gears seamlessly while significantly reducing drivetrain wear. LINKGLIDE is the ultimate utility drivetrain that delivers long-lasting performance. 

 

LINKGLIDE delivers seamless shifting and pedaling performance that's made to last. 
LINKGLIDE will support stress-free riding and ownership experiences for evolving bike types and riding styles for years to come. It is an exceptionally durable drivetrain built to stand up to persistent daily wear and provide enduring shifting and pedaling performance for multi-purpose bikes and high-torque e-bikes.

The robustly engineered cassette design shifts up and down gears seamlessly while significantly reducing drivetrain wear. LINKGLIDE is the ultimate utility drivetrain that delivers long-lasting performance. 

HG
Smooth
Smoother shifting
Strong
Drive longer
Sustainable
Far slower decline
Smooth
Smoother shifting
Strong
Drive longer
Sustainable
Far slower decline

LINKGLIDE Key Features

  • Smooth and decisive shifting and pedaling performance that's made to last. 
  • Optimized shifting gate design.
  • Robust cassette teeth resist damage when shifting and driving under high torque. 

SMOOTHSMOOTH

LINKGLIDE consistently delivers smoother, more even pedaling while shifting that you can barely feel at your feet.

LINKGLIDE's optimized shifting gate design that creates a smoother handoff between cogs to avoid the jumps that can impact shifting and pedaling smoothness. This design improvement is especially pronounced on outward shifts where pedaling shock is more noticeable due to the larger forces involved.

Pedal shock comparison while shifting – HG vs. LINKGLIDE

  • HYPER GLIDE
    CS-M8000 drivetrain

     

     

  • LINK GLIDE
    CS-LG600 drivetrain

     

     

     

  • Smoother pedaling from start to finish

    Crank idling angle during up/outward shifts
    (lower = smoother)

     

    Smoother pedaling from start to finish67% less
    deflection
    67% less
    deflection

     

    Test condition: repeated inward and outward shifting.
    The average data of 11T, 13T, 15T

STRONGSTRONG SUSTAINABLE SUSTAINABLE

STRONG

Drivetrain durability is essential for high torque e-bikes and daily riders who might ride in the same gear for months or years at a time. LINKGLIDE provides smooth and decisive shifting that lasts longer than ever before. 

LINKGLIDE's re-designed cassette teeth have a substantially thicker base and a unique chamfer that drastically improves wear resistance in high torque applications. This increase in cassette durability prolongs smooth driving performance and lengthens the amount of time before chain skips caused by wear start to happen. 

Features

  • Drive longer without chain skips
  • Far slower decline in shifting performance

 

SHIMANO Seamless Shifting Drivetrain

Based on different riding style, Shimano developed drivetrain with specific system features

Based on different riding style, Shimano developed drivetrain with specific system featuresBased on different riding style, Shimano developed drivetrain with specific system features

Note: conceptual diagram only, does not guarantee specific performance
Lightweight Durability Shifting smoothness Daily use Shifting speed Race orientated 12-speed
Race required, high-end sports drivetrain sharpened
11/10-speed
Better suit the need for a wide variety of riding styles and types

 

  • Lightweight
  • Shifting smoothness
    Daily use
  • Shifting speed
    Race orientated
  • Durability
  • 1.
  • 2.

1.HYPERGLIDE +

12-speed
Race required, high-end sports drivetrain sharpened

2.LINKGLIDE

11/10-speed
Better suit the need for a wide variety of riding styles and types