While we haven’t seen 11-speed become 12 in the past year, there has been a lot of movement in the groupset world, much of it generated by SRAM. They’ve launched the first ever wireless groupset in eTap, which you can see on the Raleigh Militis Team in the Bikes section, and also taken the opposite route with their 1X road groups and single front chainrings.
But as the US company have been pushing on, the best bargains in the market are still found with rivals Shimano who offer completely unmatched value for money. The new Tiagra group takes the Japanese firm’s legendary ability to trickle down technology to a fourth tier, and smartens the look in a long overdue overhaul.
And what of Campagnolo? Well, the legendary Italian company’s made few small but important changes to their EPS electronic shifting, adding in wireless communication ability to the Super Record and Record gruppos. If you’d ever imagined being able to configure your groupset from a smartphone, you have a better imagination than us, but here it is in all its glory.
Everybody has their preference when it comes to shifting, but the groupsets here prove no matter which you choose, you can’t go wrong.