Shimano FC-R565 Chainset/BB

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dwanes
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Shimano FC-R565 Chainset/BB

Postby dwanes » Thu Nov 29, 2012 09:40 am

Hi, I'm looking to buy a 2013 Giant Defy 1 bike which uses a Shimano FC-R565 Chainset/BB. Bottom brackets confuse the hell out of me!
Does anyone know if it will be possible to upgrade this to an Ultegra chainset for future?

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Re: Shimano FC-R565 Chainset/BB

Postby tonye_n » Thu Nov 29, 2012 10:07 am

Yes, that is certainly possible.

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Me-109
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Re: Shimano FC-R565 Chainset/BB

Postby Me-109 » Thu Nov 29, 2012 13:53 pm

Seems to be a Tiagra equivalent for the Asia markets, using a 68mm Hollowtech BB, so pretty safe bet that it will fit an Ultegra BB.

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Re: Shimano FC-R565 Chainset/BB

Postby tonye_n » Thu Nov 29, 2012 14:38 pm

Me-109 wrote:Seems to be a Tiagra equivalent for the Asia markets, using a 68mm Hollowtech BB, so pretty safe bet that it will fit an Ultegra BB.

Not just for the Asian markets. Various bike manufacturers use it for OEM builds.

It is a non-series chain set used for OEM builds. Standard is between Tiagra and 105 level.
All chainrings are aluminium whereas Tiagra chain-set uses steel inner ring. So lighter than Tiagra.
Uses c-section crank-arm whereas 105 chain-set uses hollow crank-arm, so a bit heavier than 105.

You will be fine.

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Re: Shimano FC-R565 Chainset/BB

Postby dwanes » Thu Nov 29, 2012 17:39 pm

Many thanks for the replies, can't have too much information when choosing a new bike.

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Re: Shimano FC-R565 Chainset/BB

Postby Chrace » Fri Jul 19, 2013 14:54 pm

tonye_n wrote:
Me-109 wrote:Seems to be a Tiagra equivalent for the Asia markets, using a 68mm Hollowtech BB, so pretty safe bet that it will fit an Ultegra BB.

Not just for the Asian markets. Various bike manufacturers use it for OEM builds.

It is a non-series chain set used for OEM builds. Standard is between Tiagra and 105 level.
All chainrings are aluminium whereas Tiagra chain-set uses steel inner ring. So lighter than Tiagra.
Uses c-section crank-arm whereas 105 chain-set uses hollow crank-arm, so a bit heavier than 105.

You will be fine.

Old post, sure, but I just came across it as I bought a 2nd hand "105" groupset and it turns out to be this chainset instead of a 5750. Just wanted to say much appreciated info, thanks!

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Re: Shimano FC-R565 Chainset/BB

Postby markhewitt1978 » Fri Jul 19, 2013 15:07 pm

I'm looking to swap my R565 chainset for an Ultegra 6700 crank. Is this just a straight swap? What sort of tools would I need?

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Re: Shimano FC-R565 Chainset/BB

Postby arlowood » Fri Jul 19, 2013 15:51 pm

markhewitt1978 wrote:I'm looking to swap my R565 chainset for an Ultegra 6700 crank. Is this just a straight swap? What sort of tools would I need?



Straight swap - have just done the same thing (well not quite) replacing an R565 with a 105 series chainset.

Usual tools needed - allen keys for non-drive side crank arm and special plastic or metal key to remove the bearing tensioning screw. Possibly also a rubber or wooden mallet to remove and/ or refit the driveside crank and spindle as I found it was not an easy push fit through the Hollowtech BB bearings.


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