Black Friday groupset bargains | Upgrade to Ultegra for just £550

Refresh your bike with these cut-price groupset deals

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Black Friday 2019 is here and there are offers and deals galore.

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Whether you’re looking to upgrade, refresh or update, a fresh groupset can breathe new life into your bike. We’ve collated the best deals we can find for mountain and road bike groupsets on the web.

Shimano Ultegra R8000 groupset – £1,099.99 £549.99

Shimano Ultegra R8000 groupset
The new Ultegra R8000 is a true five-star effort.
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Another option is Shimano Ultegra, with the most recent groupset one of the best the company has ever made (we gave it a rare five stars), and right now it is available with a healthy discount.

We’ve also found deals for the electronic Di2 brake version of the groupset.

Shimano 105 R7000 groupset — £575 £399.95

Shimano 105 R7000 groupset
Shimano 105 R7000 looks great and is sure to perform well too.
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Ahh, good ol’ 105 – the blue-collar hero of groupsets.

Taking many of its styling cues from the higher-end Ultegra, R7000 promises improved performance across the board, all while remaining at a competitive price point.

Campagnolo Record 12-speed disc groupset – £1,799.99 £1,424.99

12-speed Campagnolo Record disc groupset
Get some bling for your bike with the 12-speed Campagnolo Record disc groupset.
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Campagnolo’s Record groupset is absolutely drool-worthy – a 12-speed cassette, disc brakes and a handsome overall look combine to create blingtastic jewellery for your bike.

It doesn’t just look good though, our first ride impressions were very positive about its form matching function with the groupset providing a very reliable ride. If you want an exotic upgrade for your bike, look no further.

SRAM Red eTap AXS hydraulic groupset – £1,800 £1,099

SRAM Red eTap AXS hydraulic groupset
You can have SRAM’s latest groupset with significant savings this Black Friday.
Beardy McBeard / SRAM

Why not go 12-speed and wireless with SRAM’s newest range-topping Red AXS groupset this Black Friday?

The innovations don’t stop at the extra sprocket though; with a 10-tooth smallest cog, Red AXS uses smaller chainrings to save weight. The cassette options, up to 33 teeth, also mean that you can stay on the large ring over more terrain.

The AXS smartphone app lets you tune your shifting to match your riding style as well. The single ring option is priced at ‘just’ £1,049.

Shimano Dura-Ace R9100 groupset – £1,874.99 £1,039.99

Shimano Dura-Ace R9100 groupset
Shimano’s Dura-Ace R9100 groupset.
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While SRAM still dominates in the mountain bike sector, we’d argue that Shimano still has the upper hand when it comes to road builds.

For the ultimate in bling, performance and quality why not treat yourself to the very tasty pro-level Shimano Dura-Ace groupset. It’s currently available at a stupendous discount and you’ll be the envy of all your riding buddies.

Campagnolo Potenza hydraulic disc groupset — £1,444.99 £849.99

Campagnolo Potenza hydraulic groupset
Potenza is becoming increasingly common as OEM spec.
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Campagnolo Potenza is best thought of as Chorus cast in alloy and it’s becoming increasingly common to see it specced on new bikes.

It sits at roughly the same level as Ultegra, so if you want to go Italian, then this might just be a great choice.

SRAM X01 Eagle groupset – £1,057.99 £749.99

SRAM X01 Eagle groupset
X01 is a slightly tougher and more durable version of XX1.
Mick Kirkman / Immediate Media

SRAM X01 is a top-tier groupset that is pitched as a hardier and more durable version of the racier XX1. That makes it perfect for the rigours of everything from trail riding to enduro.

It’s usually an expensive proposition, but this discount might help sweeten the deal.

SRAM NX Eagle DUB 12-speed Groupset – £365 from £219.99

SRAM NX Eagle 12 speed groupset
If you’re planning to upgrade to 12-speed, now is the time. SRAM NX Eagle is currently £220.
SRAM

The cheapest SRAM 12-speed groupsets just got even cheaper so if you’re dying for that twelfth cog, this is your moment.

NX Eagle gives you all the gears you need and has a huge 50t sprocket for the steepest climbs.

The cranks use SRAM’s DUB standard which works across virtually all frames with the appropriate bottom bracket.

Shimano XT M8000 1×11 groupset — £499.99 £349.99

Shimano XT M8000 1x11 groupset
XT M8000 is still a great option.
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Build up your drivetrain around Shimano’s groupsets and you won’t have a potentially costly upgrade to a SRAM XD Freehub body, or Shimano’s own new Microspline freehub that was introduced with its new XTR M9100, XT 8100 and SLX M7100 groupsets.

You still get a decent range, but only 11 gears. However, you get proven Shimano reliability and a great performing drivetrain at an even more reasonable price.

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