• Derailleur Hanger Anatomy
  • Photograph and Email Us Your Hanger
  • Instructional Videos
  • FAQs

Key Features to Help Identify Your Replacement Hanger

Hanger Anatomy


The replacable derailleur hanger is secured to the bike's frame using a fastener or fastener. A hanger can use up to 4 fasteners, but most hangers use one or two.

Axle/Hub Socket

The socket where the rear hub sits when the rear wheel is properly inserted and secured in the frame.

Rear Derailleur Hole

10mm x 1 threaded hole where the rear derailleur is attached to the hanger

Rear Derailleur B-Screw Tab

This tab is an important feature on any hanger and allows for the rear derailleur pulley clearance to be set. The flat side of the tab always faces towards the rear of the bike.

 Dropout / Hanger Notes

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Style Fastener
  • Note the orientation of the hanger on the frame. The hanger shown on the white frame attaches to the frame from the inside. The hanger on the black frame attaches to the frame from the outside.
  • Fasteners shown here on the white frame are M3 x 8, and are inserted through the frame and threaded in to the hanger. Make a note if your hanger is threaded for the fasteners, or if your frame is threaded.
  • The hanger on the black frame uses a chainring style nut and bolt. Hangers using a chainring bolt typically place the nut on the inside of the dropout and the bolt on the outside of the dropout (as shown).
  • The third photo to the left shows the pocket machined in the frame's dropout where the hanger sits.

 Step 1

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Take a photo of the damaged derailleur hanger from both sides and the rear of your bike. If you hanger broke in to two or more pieces, re-assemble it the best you can. If you need help re-assembling your hanger, click HERE for some help.

Step 2


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Take a photo of the frame's rear dropout from both the outside and inside with the hanger removed.

Step 3

Email us your photos from steps 1 & 2. If you do not have the damaged hanger, send photos from step 2.

Send photos, along with bike brand & model name to: customerservice@wheelsmfg.com

Please include your phone number and email address so we can contact you back.

Derailleur Hanger Identification and Replacement


I've searched your site and can't find the hanger I need for my bike. What should I do? Can you help me find my hanger?

  • We've put together a step-by-step guide to photograph your hanger and frame, and send those photos to us. How to Photograph & Email Us Your Hanger Details: Click Here

What is the difference between your derailleur hangers and the one that came on my bike?

  • Wheels Mfg. derailleur hangers are precision-machined from high-grade 6061 aluminum for accurate shifting. Most stock hangers are forged from soft, low grade aluminum.

How do I find the proper hardware for my Derailleur Hanger?

  • A photo and dimensions are located on the product detail page for each hanger.

    Derailleur Hanger hardware is available here

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