It’s all well and good if you’re a sponsored pro rider and you can have the best of the best — even the lowliest riders on a squad will have multiple bikes built with their sponsors’ finest products — but if you have to walk into a shop and buy your groupset, which one offers the best punch for your pound?

Trickle-down technology isn’t unique to cycling. Across technical equipment sectors, the top-of-the-range features eventually find their way down to the grass-roots.

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