Questions tagged [groupsets]

Groupsets are classes of bicycle components built by the three major component manufacturers Shimano, Campagnolo, and SRAM (add the respective manufacturer tag as well). Use this tag for questions concerning the time and feature evolution of those components as well as compatibility issues when mixing components from different groupsets.

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Which road groupset should I choose? [closed]

I am planning to buy a used road bike, so i have two options of gropsets (front/rear derailleur + shifters): newer Shimano Tiagra (bianchi impulso 2016-2017?) (pic 1-2) campagnolo veloce, i dont know ...
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Use two different road bikes on direct drive smart trainer?

My wife just got her new road bike so she can come with me sometimes. She really likes it so far. It has a 2x10 speed Tiagra groupset (11-32 on the back). I have a 2x11 speed ultegra, 11-30 on the ...
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What should I look for when evaluating groupsets?

It's my first time building a bike and I already bought the frame of a SuperSix EVO Hi-MOD (minus the fork), and I'm trying to find a compatible and cost efficient groupset that will work. What do I ...
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Will my mix-and-match drivetrain work?

I'm currently assembling a 3x9 speed commuter bike with the following groupset details: Crank: Shimano Tourney TY501 FD: Shimano Tourney TY510 RD: Shimano Altus M2000 Chain: Shimano 9 speed Sprocket: ...
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Which bottom bracket for a Campagnolo Mirage 175?

Can anyone advise me which bottom bracket I need for a Campagnolo Mirage 175 groupset? It's going onto an old Dawes Reynolds 531 ST frame. The frame currently has a Shimano BB-UN100 bottom bracket, ...
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What is the heritage behind SRAM’s groupset names?

Like Shimano and Campagnolo, SRAM makes a series of groupsets aimed at all sorts of riding niches. What is the history behind the names of these groupsets? We have on the road side (most to least ...
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GRX Shifter with XTR RD

I have been searching all around and can't seem to find a clear answer to this. Will the GRX 400 shifters work with an XTR RD-M900 GS? My thinking is that they will, but need to confirm. Seems like ...
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Can I change out my 10-speed Ultegra 6600 group set with Mavic R-SYS wheels with a 12 speed?

I was thinking of replacing the group set on my Serotta Nove (2006) with a 12-speed Sensah Pro. I am not sure that is feasible. I am currently using the original Ultegra (I think 6600) which needs to ...
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Can I install SRAM red force 22 on my Triban RC 120 (rim brakes)

Bought my bike (Tribal RC120) last year and recently felt the need for a better groupset. Would SRAM red force 22 fit my frame? Bike Group Set
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Reasons NOT to buy a used groupset

I've spend covid times in Asia, and getting ready to go home soon. For the last several months here, I rode an old Cannondale Synapse with a Claris groupset - not amazing, but I really liked the frame,...
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Is it necessary to upgrade my groupset? [closed]

Just arrived here! I have a bike (Venzo Traveler) very similar (almost identical) to a Trek 920. 27v with a RD Acera (11-36) and an Altus FD (22-32-40). No dropbars, just bullhorn. Very light and with ...
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Looking to change from Octalink Claris to Shimano 105, will the frame be compatible with a 105 hub?

Since road bikes are sold out almost everywhere. I was thinking about upgrading my current road bike with a new group set. My current bike a Scott Speedster 50 (2015) currently has a Shimano Claris ...
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Mixing GRX crankset with Deore groupset on 2021 Trek Dual Sport 4

I'm riding 2021 Trek Dual Sport 4. It has almost full Deore groupset, except crankset. Here is the full spec list: Shifter: Shimano Deore M5100, 11 speed Rear derailleur: Shimano Deore M5100, long ...
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Shimano GRX front derailleur compatibility

I'm planning to upgrade my existing Shimano road 11sp groupset with a GRX 46/30 crankset. According to Shimano, this means I need to use the FD-RX810 front derailleur. Apparently the 10sp FD-RX400 won'...
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I want to upgrade my 2020 Allez from Claris to Shimano 105

I have a 2020 Specalized Allez that came with Shimano Claris, but since I live in a very hilly area, I feel as if I need more gears. I have been biking for a while now, but I don't know if I need to ...
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Can I replace Shimano 105 5500 shifters and derailers with new Sora R3000 ones?

I have a 2000 Klein Quantum (this one, 2x9 speed: https://www.bicyclebluebook.com/value-guide/product/45657/) My shifters have been replaced once already with used 105 (also 5500), but now they have a ...
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What do I need to get to upgrade 10 speed Campagnolo to 11 speed for a bike to be used on a trainer only?

I have a 2007 Eddy Merckx Premium with 2008 Campagnolo Chorus shifters, UT compact (50/34) crankset & rear/front derailleurs. I want to throw this onto my Wahoo Kickr and make it my trainer bike. ...
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Concerned about SRAM SX Eagle [closed]

I am currently looking at 2 hard tail MTBs, namely the Grand Canyon MTBs from Canyon, especially the Grand Canyon 7.0 and... Grand Canyon 8.0 and the difference seems to be 200 EUR which translates ...
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Replacement crankset for MegaExo BB 24mm on 8 speed bike

I have a Specialized Allez E5 from 2017 with Shimano Claris (8 speed) and I'm looking to replace my crankset. I believe this is my current crank. My specific and potentially stupid question - am I ...
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Road 10 to 11 speed upgrade, what needs to change?

Hope all is well. Currently I have a Cervelo P2 2013 with an Ultegra 10 speed. I would like to upgrade the drive train from the current 10 speed to an 11 speed setup (either the 105 or the Ultegra). ...
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Two broken teeth in Shimano 105 crankset

I have just received my new 105 7000 cranksets from a reputable seller in Aliexpress and I believe there are two broken teeth perhaps cause by mishandling of the shipment company or poor wrapping of ...
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Difference between Shimano GRX400 and SRAM Apex

I'm currently interested in a gravel bike and am in the process of mapping out my options. One parameter that is very obvious is that some models come with Shimano's GRX400 groupset and some with SRAM'...
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What should I look for when buying a new road group set?

I have a 2004 Litespeed Tuscany in very good condition—these titanium frames seem to be lasting forever! It came with a Campy Centaur groupset which I have moved to another cheaper frame (my first ...
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Do these parts fit my Giant Escape 2 2018?

This is my bike Giant escape 2 2018 I want to change the groupset (for fun) for this one aliexpress link, Basically it's a Shimano Deore M6000 2x10 groupset (without the brakes) I'm almost sure that ...
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Shimano 105 FC-5501 chainrings replacement

I have road bike with old 105 5500 2x9 groupset. My crankset chainrings worn out from wear and need to be changed. My crankset is 105 FC-5501 52/39 Octalink 130 BCD. I looked for 5500 series ...
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9 to 11 speed partial groupset upgrade? Is it possible?

I have a Shimano Sora 3500 full groupset (FD 50-34, Crankset 170mm length with BB RS500 (BC1.37 x 24), Sprocket 12-28) on my road bike. I want to make a partial upgrade to 105 set due to my budget ...
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Are Deore trekking / MTB groupsets compatible with cyclocross frames for touring conversion?

I have a pre-disc-brake vintage 10 speed cyclocross bike that has already seen me through some tours, however, I find the compact chainring is sometimes not geared low enough. I'm also growing ...
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Shimano ST-EF51 (3x7) Shifter Compatible With Shimano 200GS (2x7) Groupset?

I have an old Montague Paratrooper Bi-Frame with a 2x7 Shimano 200GS and the shifters and brakes need replacing. Will the Shimano ST-EF51 3x7 work with the 200GS groupset? Cheers,
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Buy cheaper bike and upgrade

Can I change group set of this bike from Tiagra to Ultegra 8XXX without changing wheel? If yes, does it depend on geometry of rear fork? I am asking because I would like to know whether it is cheaper ...
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Sub-compact chainring sizes?

I am looking for replacement chainrings for a mechanical, 2x Sram 11 speed drivetrain and was wondering if I can find chainrings anywhere that will fit the road bolt pattern of a standard crank but ...
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Mixing SRAM AXS and Eagle cassette

I know it's possible to put an Eagle 10-50 cassette on a road bike with a Sram Force AXS 1x groupset, as I rode a Santa Cruz Stigmata with this exact spec. My question is about running the Force 2x ...
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SRAM groupset equal to Ultegra R8000 series?

Can someone advise, when I am looking for a new bike some of them with SRAM groupset components and I don't know which level of their models. Which model from SRAM gears is comparable or equal (in ...
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Upgrade Specialized Tarmac Pro SL3 with SRAM Force AXS

Is it possible to upgrade Specialized Tarmac Pro SL3 with the new SRAM Force AXS group set?
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Can this bike be converted to 1X setup

I'm not sure what the requirements are to convert a bike to a one by setup, this is the bike: https://khsbicycles.com/bikes/3500-15/ Love the bike but would like to give it the little upgrade.
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Upgrading 20 year old road bike's groupset

I own an Scott AFD 709 from the late 90s to early 2000s with an Ultegra 6500 group set. Would it be possible to upgrade to the newest Tiagra 4700 groupset (https://www.vanillabikes.com/products/...
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Bottom Bracket for Trek Crossrip Elite 2014?

I am planning to upgrade my group set to 11 speed 105 along with the bottom bracket. However, I have no idea what type of BB should I get and brand. If anyone could help me that would be great?
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Converting Sram Force 1 to Sram Force 22

I am buying a Sram Force 1 groupset with a new bike and I cannot test it before buying. In the case I really dislike the gearing steps issues, how difficult/costly would it be to convert to Sram Force ...
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Does Campagnolo have a groupset model number system?

With Shimano it is easy to find compatbile parts in a groupset because they will all share a model number system. For example, Shimano 5800 series will consist of: FD-5801 Front Derailleur FC-5800 ...
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Mixing Dura Ace 9000 drivetrain with ultegra?

I'd like to mix the DA9K drivetrain (chain, chainrings, front and rear mech, excluding the cassette) with my current ultegra 6800 setup. I dislike the DA shifters, but I'm ready to upgrade my shifting ...
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How long will Ultegra 6800 parts be available?

With the recent release of the new Ultegra 8000 groupset, is there an official word on how long Ultegra 6800 parts will be available? Is Shimano still manufacturing Ultegra 6800 parts? Or have they ...
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Comparing different year group-sets

I'm in the market for a new bike - don't worry I am not looking for a recommendation. What I am trying to find out is how do I know what groupset I am looking at? for example, I know Shimano 105 has ...
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Can I upgrade to SRAM GX Eagle from Shimano Acera 9 Speed?

Thinking about upgrading my gear set to SRAM GX Eagle 12-Speed Groupset 175mm from a Shimano Acera 9 Speed 40/30/22 MTB chainset Would this be compatible?
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Group Set Swap, Tourney to Claris

I've just bought a used road bike. after I arrived home I noticed one of the chain ring teeth was snapped. I have a spare flat bar bike which I believe to be much newer than the one I bought. ...
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Shimano cassette compatibility

I am upgrading my mtb, an '04 Specialized Epic. Currently, it has a Shimano 9sp cassette on Mavic xm317 wheels, and I am looking to change to a 10 or 11 speed cassette. I am aware that I need to ...
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Old SORA compatibility with new Claris

I want to 2x check within the community if I got it right the compatibility question between Shimano components. I have an old (~2006) Sora groupset on my bike (2x8 speed). I upgraded last year to ...
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Can I partially upgrade from Shimano Sora to Ultegra 6800?

I have a Shimano 9 speed groupset and I want to upgrade to something that's better on the climbs without shelling out and buying a whole new groupset which would be more money than my actual bike. ...
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Cannondale carbon synapse rear cassette size increase.

I'm a 66 year old, 6 ft 3 inch (190cm) 18 and 1/2 stone (117kg / 259 lb) biker ! I own a cannondale carbon synapse with a 32 tooth cassette on the rear wheel that was okay for Mont Ventoux climb ...
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What would I gain by upgrading a norco vfr 2 hybrid bike group set to tiagra or 105 shimano group set

What would I gain by upgrading a norco vfr 2 hybrid bike group set from alivio 9*3 speed to a tiagra or 105 shimano group set? Are there any things to consider or look out for?
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Replacing entire group - need new hubs?

My commute bike has been in daily use for 15 years. It was built with XTR components but it seems that they don't make chainrings for this crank anymore. It has come time to replace the rings (3rd set)...
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Upgrading 8 speed Shimano 105 to 11 Speed Shimano 105

I'm thinking about going to from 8 speed Shimano 105 to 11 speed Shimano 105-5800. I know I'll definitely have to change my cassette, chain, rear derailleur and my right shifter. But what about my ...
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