Road bike groupsets: Shimano, SRAM and Campagnolo hierarchies explained

What exactly is a road bike groupset? Should you pick Shimano, SRAM, Campagnolo or other? Here's your complete guide to this essential piece of kit for your bike

Image shows Shimano's Dura-Ace road bike groupset
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A road bike groupset includes any parts involved in braking, changing gear or running the drivetrain. This includes the shifters, brake levers, front and rear brake calipers, front and rear derailleurs (sometimes called mechs), crankset, bottom bracket, chain and cassette. 

Other components like pedals may also share the groupset's name but they're not considered part of the 'core' groupset.

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Weights and RRPs vary slightly depending upon your component choices - so are approximations
NameWhat is it?Weight*RRP**
Shimano Dura-Ace R9200Di2, disc, 12 speed2438.5g£3700.99
Shimano Ultegra R8100Di2, disc, 12 speed2616.5g£2399
Shimano 105 Di2Di2, disc, 12 speed2992g£1,730
Shimano 105 R7020Mechanical, disc, 11 speed2,478g £816.91
Shimano 105 R7000Mechanical, rim, 11 speed2,467g£595.99
Shimano Tiagra 4700Mechanical, Disc, 10 speed2,585g£749.99
Shimano Sora R3000Mechanical, rim, 9 speed2,660g£456.92
Shimano Claris R2000Mechanical, rim, 8 speedUnconfirmed£396.92
Shimano GRX RX810 – 1 + RX815 (short)Di2, Disc, 11speed, 1x (40T or 42T )2334g£1289.92
Shimano GRX RX810 – 1 + RX817 (Long)Di2, Disc, 11speed, 1x (40T or 42T)2464g£1254.92
Shimano GRXRX810 - 2 + RX815 (short)Di2, Disc, 11 speed 2x(48-31T)2762g£1529.91
Shimano GRX RX810 - 2 + RX817 (long)Di2, Disc, 11 speed, 2 x (48-31T)2686g£1494.91
Shimano GRX RX810 – 1 + RX810 (short)Mechanical, Disc, 11speed, 1x (40T or 42T )2195g£1099.92
Shimano GRX RX810 – 1 + RX812 (long)Mechanical, Disc, 11speed, 1x (40T or 42T )2306g£1084.92
Shimano GRX RX810 – 2 + RX810 (short)Mechanical, Disc, 11speed, 2 x (48-31T)2401g£1189.91
Shimano GRX RX810 – 1 + RX812 (long)Mechanical, Disc, 11speed, 2 x (48-31T)2512g£1174.91
Shimano GRX RX600 -1 + RX810 (short)Mechanical, Disc, 11speed, 1x (40T)2368g£835.92
Shimano GRX RX600 -1 + RX812 (long)Mechanical, Disc, 11speed, 1x (40T)2556g£870.92
Shimano GRX RX600 -11 + RX810 (short)Mechanical, Disc, 11speed, 2x (46-30T)2554g£905.91
Shimano GRX RX600 -11 + RX812 (long)Mechanical, Disc, 11speed, 2x (46-30T)2693g£940.91
Shimano GRX RX600 -10 + RX400(mid)Mechanical, Disc, 10speed, 2x (46-30T)unconfirmed£728.91
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Row 0 - Cell 0 What is it?Weight*RRP**
SRAM RED eTap HRD AXS, 2xElectronic, disc, 12 speed2518g£3349.00
SRAM RED eTap HRD AXS, 1xAs above, single chainring2103g£2849
SRAM RED eTAP AXS, 2xElectronic, rim, 12 speed2254g£3159
SRAM RED eTAP AXS, 1xAs above, single chainring2070g£2559
SRAM RED eTap HRDElectronic, disc, 12 speedTBC£2658
SRAM RED eTapElectronic, rim, 12 speedTBC£2472
SRAM Force AXS HRD 2xElectronic, disc, 12 speed2896g£2228
SRAM Rival eTap AXS HRD 2xElectronic, disc, 12 speed3205g£1314
SRAM Rival eTap AXS 1xElectronic, disc, 12 speed, 1x2,776g£1102
SRAM Apex XPLR AXSElectronic, disc, 12 speed, 1x2,976g£1,227
SRAM Apex Eagle AXSElectronic, disc, 12 speed, 1x3,267g£1,299
SRAM Apex XPLR mechanicalMechanical, disc, 12 speed, 1x2,872g£986
SRAM Apex Eagle mechanicalMechanical, disc, 12 speed, 1x3,062g£1,015
SRAM Force 1Mechanical, disc, single chainring2466g£1234
SRAM Force 22 HRDMechanical, disc, 11 speedUnconfirmed£1127 
SRAM Force 22Mechanical, rim, 11 speed2097g£975
SRAM Rival 1Mechanical, disc, single chainring2690g£979
SRAM Rival 22 HRDMechanical, disc, 11 speedUnconfirmed£1025
SRAM Rival 22Mechanical, rim, 11 speed2348g£691
SRAM Apex 1Mechanial, disc, single chainring2719g£828
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Super Record Wireless, 12 speedElectronic, disc, 12 speed2520g£4499.99
Super Record 12 speed discMechanical, disc, 12 speed2453g£3937
Super Record 12 speed rimMechanical, rim, 12 speed2041g£2600
Record 12 speed, discMechanical, disc, 12 speed2453g£2144
Record 12 speedMechanical, rim, 12 speed2213g£1750
ChorusMechanical, rim, 12 speedUnconfirmed£1330.65
CentaurMechanical, rim, 11 speedUnconfirmed£588.12
Campagnolo EkarMechanical, disc, 13-speed2,385g£1449

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