Black Friday is nigh and sales, offers and deals are ramping up rapidly. Whether you’re looking to upgrade, refresh or update, a new 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.
The recently released Campagnolo Record groupset is absolutely drool-worthy. A 12-speed cassette, disc brakes and the ultimate in Italian flair and design combine to create blingtastic jewellery for your bike.
It doesn’t just look good though — our first ride impressions were very positive with form matching function and the groupset providing a very reliable ride. If you want an exotic upgrade for your bike, look no further.
While SRAM 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.
Ahh, good ol’ 105, the blue collar hero of groupsets. The recently announced R7000 is now available for you to buy. Taking many of its styling cues from the higher-end Ultegra, it promises improved performance across the board, all while remaining at a competitive price point.
Despite being the freshest faced of Shimano’s groupsets, it’s already available with some decent discounts.
The Campagnolo Potenza groupset is best thought of as Chorus cast in alloy and is becoming increasingly common spec on a number of bikes. It sits at the same level as Ultegra, so if you want some Italian flair, looks and ergonomics then this might just be a great choice.
You can benefit from the impeccable shifting of a Di2 groupset as wellJosh Patterson / Immediate Media
The Shimano mountain bike groupset is unashamedly high-end, but for that you get flawless electronic shifting performance. SRAM has yet to add electronic mountain bike shifting to its roster, so for the moment you’re ‘stuck’ with the excellent performing Shimano option.
Oodles of adjustability will let you set things up just how you like them, allowing you to have complete confidence in quick and accurate gear changes.
Build up your drivetrain around Shimano’s groupsets and you won’t have a potentially costly upgrade to a SRAM XD Freehub body. 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.
Shimano SLX features 11 speeds and the groupset takes its cues from many of the higher-end tiers at a more reasonable price. This is perfect as a day-in day-out drivetrain that is cheap to run and will just keep on going.
Jack has been riding and fettling bikes for his whole life. Always in search of the hippest new niche in cycling, Jack is a self-confessed gravel dork and thinks nothing of bivouacking on a beach after work. Also fond of his tandem, Cecil, cup and cone bearings, skids and tan wall tyres.