Uniglide and hyperglide interchangeable?

samg123 Posts: 275
edited January 2012 in Workshop
I'm trying to replace the freehub body on my Shimano Exage wheel, (126mm spacing, details here http://velobase.com/ViewComponent.aspx? ... 0&AbsPos=7 ) and have found that the freehub body is uniglide rather than hyperglide. As far as I can tell, the uniglide freehub body is interchangeable with a newer hyperglide body as long as the cassette is changed too. Does this sound right?


  • Monty Dog
    Monty Dog Posts: 20,614
    Yes, Uniglide cassettes no longer available but you can swap to Hyperglide freehub body and fit new cassettes.
    Make mine an Italian, with Campagnolo on the side..
  • fossyant
    fossyant Posts: 2,549
    If you want to fit a hyperglide cassette, you'll need a new body. Note, they may not be compatible due to changes in cup/cone/seal designs though !

    Other option is to buy hyperglide and dremel off the wider spline on each sprocket.