Groupset

Reasons NOT to buy a used groupset

Reasons NOT to buy a used groupset
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  • Tyrone Shields
  1. How long should a groupset last?
  2. Is it worth upgrading groupset?
  3. Do groupsets make a difference?
  4. Does groupset affect speed?
  5. Which Shimano groupset is best?
  6. How long should a derailleur last?
  7. Is SRAM better than Shimano?
  8. Is 20 mph on a bike fast?
  9. Can I upgrade my groupset?
  10. Are expensive groupsets worth it?
  11. Do I really need Shimano 105?
  12. Why are groupsets so expensive?

How long should a groupset last?

Usually 2-3 chainrings per cassette. Bottom brackets all over the place; if you ride in the wet you can kill one in hundreds of miles, if you ride only in the dry it might last 10K or more. The rest of the groupset usually lasts a long, long time; I'd be upset if I had to replace a groupset in less than 20-30K miles.

Is it worth upgrading groupset?

Groupset. ... If your bike frame is electronic groupset compatible, your budget allows for it and existing groupset is worn out, then an upgrade to electronic shifting is well worth it. The sublime shifting performance and ease of maintenance are superb.

Do groupsets make a difference?

The more expensive groupsets are lighter and usually offer smoother gear shifting and superior braking performance, and you get more gears and with the more expensive groupsets, 11-speed on Dura-Ace, Ultegra and 105, down to 8-speed on entry-level Claris.

Does groupset affect speed?

The short answer to your question is, "yes, weight does affect cruising speed on the flat, but not by much." The longer answer to your question is a special case of one of the answers given to this bicycles.

Which Shimano groupset is best?

Shimano 105 is considered Shimano's first performance groupset, and for many people it is the best option in combining performance, value and longevity. Ultegra is next and is very similar to Dura-Ace in terms of performance, though Dura-Ace is lighter.

How long should a derailleur last?

3 Answers. Derailleurs will last almost indefinitely. The jockey wheels will wear out in time (tens of thousands of km) but the rest of the mechanism shouldn't see significant wear.

Is SRAM better than Shimano?

Market Share. Currently SRAM are dominating the high-end market, while Shimano service more of the entry-level to mid-range enthusiast segments. In the aftermarket sector the gap is closer between the two, especially at the high-end and flagship level.

Is 20 mph on a bike fast?

Most cyclists can achieve 10-12 mph average very quickly with limited training. More experienced, short-medium distance (say 20-30 miles): average 15-16 mph. Reasonable experience, medium (say 40 miles): average around 16-19 mph.

Can I upgrade my groupset?

So for instance is you are running a 105 Groupset you can always upgrade to a Ultegra crankset. They are much lighter, so can save quite a bit of weight. You can keep your existing 105 levers and even chain and cassette if you like. ... Chain wear and indicator tools are helpful in knowing if you are on the way out.

Are expensive groupsets worth it?

Generally you are paying a lot of money for less weight - ultegra and potenza for example are good quality hard wearing groupsets that work as well as the top of the range at twice the price. ... To get you drooling and to help you part with your hard earned money, the expensive groupsets look fantastic.

Do I really need Shimano 105?

The biggest decision is whether you're really fussed about having the 11-speed of Shimano's more expensive 105. If you go for Tiagra you can't upgrade to 105 one component at a time because 10-speed and 11-speed drivetrain components aren't interchangeable. ... If you want really low gears, 105 is the better choice.

Why are groupsets so expensive?

There is a lot of technology that goes in them. Plus it's pretty labour intensive to make them. Also research for better performance, new materials and manufacturing methods doesn't pay for itself, so the upper-range models (Dura-Ace, Red, Super Record) are expensive to pay for that research.

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