Mountain Bike Groupsets
Shimano SLX M670 Transmission Groupset$334.43RRP: $557.43Save 40%
Shimano Deore M615 Double Groupset$348.37RRP: $627.17Save 44%
Shimano Deore M610 Disc Brake Groupset$376.30RRP: $627.17Save 40%
Shimano SLX M670 Triple Groupset Sale$418.06RRP: $836.18Save 50%
Shimano XT Double Transmission Groupset$418.11RRP: $696.86Save 40%
Shimano XT Triple Transmission Groupset$418.11RRP: $696.86Save 40%
Shimano SLX M670 Triple 10 Disc Brake Groupset$487.80RRP: $836.23Save 42%
Shimano SLX M670 2 x 10 Disc Brake Groupset$487.80RRP: $836.23Save 42%
Shimano XT M780 2 x 10 Disc Brake Groupset$627.17RRP: $1,114.99Save 44%
Shimano XT M780 3 x 10 Disc Brake Groupset$627.17RRP: $1,114.99Save 44%
Shimano XTR M980 Groupset 3 x 10$1,114.94RRP: $2,229.99Save 50%
Shimano 10 Speed XTR Disc Groupset 2 x 10$1,114.99RRP: $2,160.25Save 48%
Groupset is the name for the collective group of parts on the bike covering transmission, gearing and braking. Each groupset is created to suit a certain style of riding and grouped into a range with matching gears, brakes, transmission and wheels. They are categorised by name with all the new innovation coming in at the top then trickling down several layers in following years. Today’s mid-price groupsets have features which were only available to professional riders several years ago albeit with only a slight weight gain as you move down the hierarchy of groupsets being the only penalty.
Components include: bottom bracket, brake callipers, brake discs, brake levers, cables, cassette, chain, chainset, gear levers, front and rear mech (derailleur), hubs, pedals and wheels – although pedals, hubs and wheels are rarely included in groupset sales.
Shimano is the biggest bicycle component manufacturer in the world. The Japanese company makes groupsets for road, mountain, trekking and leisure bikes meaning they have a product suitable for almost any kind of bike.
Shimano off-road groupsets are categorised by discipline and hierarchy as follows:
Downhill / Freeride
SRAM are the newest groupset manufacturer and have come up with a series of ingenious inventions which have quickly gained a wide fan base from professional to recreational with their alternative view on operating systems.
The hierarchy of SRAM off-road groupsets from professional to entry level is as follows: