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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.

The three major component manufacturers – Shimano, Campagnolo, and SRAM – build several classes of components which are called groupsets. They are sets typically consisting of brakes, shifters, drivetrain, and hubs that are designed for certain price ranges and use cases. Off-the-shelf bikes are in many cases equipped with components from one certain groupset, sometimes complemented with particular parts from higher or lower priced groupsets.

Questions with this tag should be about

  • properties of certain groupsets
  • use cases
  • the compatibility/interoperability of
    • components from different groupsets
    • parts from different model years of the same groupset.
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