A new groupset can breath fresh life into an old bike and in the hugely competitive world of cycling retail, there are always plenty of bargains to be found.
Campagnolo Veloce silver 10-speed groupset —
It's hard not to fall in love with the silver, shiny goodness of the classic looking Campagnolo Veloce groupset. Available in an overwhelming number of strange, deeply-Euro gear combinations (a 14-23 cassette? Why not!), you're sure to find what you need to refresh your road bike. Prices start at £364.99.
Shimano Dura Ace 9070 Di2 groupset —
Dura Ace 9000 may have been superseded by the exceedingly handsome Dura Ace 9100, but that doesn't make the previous generation any less excellent than it was before.
While still a rather expensive indulgence for the majority of us mere mortals, if you're in the market for a dream bike build then this offer is pretty hard to pass up.
Shimano 105 5800 11-speed groupset —
Ahh, good ol' 105, the blue collar hero of groupsets. While it lacks the deep, graphite looks of its more expensive cousin, its performance is flawless and we'd be happy to run it on any of our bikes, from racer to weekend pootler.
Available in either black of silver (don't knock the shiny version till you've seen it in the flesh!) for a mere £329.99.
Shimano SLX M7000 1x11 transmission —
SLX was recently refreshed, receiving an 11-speed upgrade, an update to the XT-style Shadow RD+ design, with adjustable clutch tension and a shift that’s claimed to be 20 percent lighter.
If you're just looking to upgrade your transmission, this group can be had for a mere £289.99 from Merlin Cycles.
SRAM GX 1x11 transmission —
If you're looking for a comparable groupset from the American component giant, SRAM, you could do worse than this SRAM GX transmission.
We've put in plenty of time on the bargain group and it's a real steal at £299.99.
SRAM Red eTap upgrade groupset —
If you're in the fortunate position to own a nice set of cranks and brakes but you still want to go wireless, then SRAM has the answer for you, offering its RED eTap groupset as an upgrade pack that includes the batteries, shifters and both mechs.
While still pretty expensive, the performance of the group is flawless and is almost sure to drop some weight from your bike.