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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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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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What is the most effective way to upgrade my Cervelo S2?

I bought my Cervelo S2 2013 model a few years ago. It has Shimano 105 groupset and brakes, and originally Fulcrum Racing 7 wheels which I have upgraded for Planet X Carbon 45mm wheels. The rest of ...
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Where can I buy chinese road group set? [closed]

I have heard about Chinese road group sets that imitates Shimano and SRAM products, but I have not being able to find where to buy them.
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Mixing Groupsets: Front & Rear

Can you use a (e.g.) SRAM rear derailleur with a SRAM casette with a (e.g.) Shimano front derailleur with Shimano Chainrings?
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Campagnolo rear mech with Sram groupset

Is it possible to install a Campagnolo Record 11 speed mechanical rear derailleur on a bike that is otherwise equipped with a Sram Force 11 speed groupset? Has anyone ever used a similar setup and if ...
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What groupsets are compatible with my bike?

Question Speaking generally, what things do you need to check about your bike (e.g. rear hub width and type, braze-on vs clamp on front derailleur attachment points, etc) in order to determine what ...
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Groupset Change

Hi I am new to cycling and thinking to change my groupset Ultegra to either 6870 di2 or Dura ace 9000 can get either for around the same sort of outlay I only cycle for fun and exercise can some one ...
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Is Shimano Claris compatible with disc brakes?

All of the Shimano Claris groupsets I have seen come with cantilever brakes as far as I can tell. Is it possible to get this with disc brakes, would I have to buy the individual components? What ...
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Shimano 105 + Shimano Tiagra?

I am looking to buy a new high end performance road bike soon along with a power meter. I'm looking at possibly a Shimano 105 or Tiagra groupset. However, stages doesn't make a power meter for Tiagra ...
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which power meters will work with a sram cx1 group set and a bb90 bottom bracket?

I am thinking about getting a new bike but would like to keep using a power meter but can seem to figure out which ones are compatible with sram cx1 and x1 groupsets. Its for my cyclocross bike so ...
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Shimano Claris vs 105?

I'm planning to get my first road bike as I have been putting a lot of miles into my hybrid. Did a century last Sunday. Altogether I have done around 5k miles on my trek hybrid. So I thought getting a ...
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Shifting from Shimano 2300 to Tiagra

I have a road bike that I use mostly for touring (2-3 day trips) and my daily commute (~25km). It's loaded with the Shimano 2300 (2013) 3 X 10 groupset. I know it's not the most efficient or ...
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Cassette & crank combo for commuting

Okay so I've been reading about gear ratios and what not all morning and I can't make any sense of it. Some of it is registering but it's still kind of over my head. I'm ordering a Tiagra group set ...
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Which road shifters will work with Shimano Deore (M)610 Groupset?

I'd like to get the Shimano Deore 610 Groupset 3x10 but want to run drop handlebars with brifters (brakes & shifters combined) but it seems like this is almost impossible... I've been told by one ...
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Upgrading Cube Aim 29 2013

I'm thinking about upgrading my bike Cube Aim 29 2013. Current configuration described here. The bike is completely ok for short rides, but for longer rides doesn't feel comfortable. So I'm going to ...
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Is any major manufacturer working on a 12 speed group?

So, 11 speed groups are great, but as everyone knows, they are old news and manufactures are constantly innovating and upgrading to sell "this year's" new parts. 11 speed has been around for a ...
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22 to 11 speed conversion?

I have a bike equipped with a SRAM 22 speed groupset (hydraulic) and was thinking about converting it to a 1x11. I like the simplicity of the 1x11 system and the potential weight savings from removal ...
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Campagnolo Record C9 / Shimano CS-HG200-9 incompatibility

I drive cheap Shimano cassettes together with Campagnolo Record C9 chains. Yesterday I installed a new C9 and a CS-HG200-9. But the chain sort of slips over the sprockets, not unlike really worn parts,...
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Is Ultegra 9 speed compatible with Sora 9 speed?

I have a 1999 Specialized Allez Comp with original Ultegra 9 components (see description). Things are starting to get old (e.g. right shifter doesn't work well). I think it is time to partially ...
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Can I replace my Shimano RX 100 with a Campagnolo group?

I just purchased a Concorde Mistral with Columbus Gara tubing and would like to transfer my Campagnolo group from an SLX frame that is too big. The Concorde frame has a front derailleur mounting ...
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Are Campagnolo and Shimano 11 speed chains interchangeable?

I have an Athena 11 speed group set, but can get a good deal on the Shimano 9000 chain. Does anyone know of any reports of issues combining the two?