Road bike groupsets: A complete buyer’s guide

Road bike groupsets: A complete buyer’s guide

What is a groupset? What should you pick? Here’s your complete guide to this essential piece of road cycling kit.
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50 Comments

  1. The Warren Laidler Experience on September 29, 2020 at 3:25 am

    Very informative video, thanks guys.



  2. khan cabal akhbar on September 29, 2020 at 3:26 am

    well explained…Good job bro..detail and presise😊



  3. KAUSTUBH MANJREKAR on September 29, 2020 at 3:27 am

    hey bro i need to buy a new road bike for race but my budget is 300$ can u suggest me some????/



  4. Naiven Alex on September 29, 2020 at 3:28 am

    Way you hire !?!!!
    You WRK for (GSN)



  5. Gibbo263 on September 29, 2020 at 3:29 am

    Shimano works well but feels cheap, i much prefer campagnolo, its more expensive but feels worth it



  6. George Gilles on September 29, 2020 at 3:32 am

    Educational



  7. Brian Lawrence on September 29, 2020 at 3:35 am

    Sucking eggs or what



  8. GP Troll Tamil on September 29, 2020 at 3:36 am

    Buying a CAAD8 with Claris and upgrading to 105. Worth it? Or should I go for a better bike??



  9. Owen Chua on September 29, 2020 at 3:36 am

    Don’t forget MicroShift



  10. eljamo93 on September 29, 2020 at 3:36 am

    No one really needs a standard chainset unless you’re a pro



  11. Ran on September 29, 2020 at 3:37 am

    Hi, would you do a vid what a newbie needs to consider when thinking about upgrading a groupset? (E.g.: hub compatability etc.).



  12. jack yap on September 29, 2020 at 3:43 am

    thank you. really help me to understand the basic component for a newbie. thumbs up



  13. richard carr on September 29, 2020 at 3:43 am

    no groupset is worth over a $1000 just marketing BS ,they produced cheaply in asia for pennies on the dollar .Especially when you can buy complete bikes for the same price as the groupset it uses .



  14. Radiohead on September 29, 2020 at 3:43 am

    Nice explanation for newbie. Thanks a lot



  15. Dead Memes Right Here on September 29, 2020 at 3:45 am

    Why does the bike change every time it zooms into his face lol



  16. Godzilla Hårddisksson on September 29, 2020 at 3:47 am

    Finally a short and clear explanation of all this! Thanks!



  17. Itsik Hefez on September 29, 2020 at 3:48 am

    great video



  18. Mary Annette Flores on September 29, 2020 at 3:49 am

    seriously considering buying a road bike after aprox one year on a hybrid and totally hooked on cycling. This video was very helpful as I’m a newbie and just starting to research all things road bike.



  19. Edmund Fournier on September 29, 2020 at 3:52 am

    Great presenter.



  20. Biopace Man on September 29, 2020 at 3:53 am

    When is your review of the Trek ALR 6 coming out? I am really intrigued by that aluminum machine.



  21. BIKES AND ROSES BIKESTORE on September 29, 2020 at 3:53 am

    A longer arm is easier to turn ,not harder, but it needs a bigger circle and more time for a full rotation



  22. shaad Ishtiaque on September 29, 2020 at 3:57 am

    I am using Sora + Tiagra + Ultegra combinedly …

    Rear derailleur & cassette, chain from Sora groupset…. Crank, Front derailleur from Tiagra … And Brakes are from Ultegra … Feeling weird! :p :p



  23. caahacky on September 29, 2020 at 3:58 am

    Great information thanks.



  24. Roj0307 on September 29, 2020 at 3:58 am

    Shorter crank is harder to turn than longer.



  25. Pablo Otero on September 29, 2020 at 4:00 am

    Good way to start, thank you.



  26. Danfuerth Gillis on September 29, 2020 at 4:00 am

    I want Fabian Cancelera’s groupset that let’s him go uphill sitting down….



  27. jeff osborn on September 29, 2020 at 4:04 am

    I have a triple 11 campy triple front a Chorus 11. These are not standard but it works for me. At 72 this this a great video. I started riding in 1969 and soon got a used bianchi Reynolds 531 with navo record 10s campy nuovo record



  28. March Wheeler on September 29, 2020 at 4:05 am

    I design and build tools for aircraft industry. Been riding road bikes 50 plus years. I’ve designed a no hands shifting system for road bikes. Anybody interested. I would like thoughts and feedback



  29. Andrew on September 29, 2020 at 4:05 am

    My question is a bit out of context but I am hoping someone can help. A friend of mine is looking at buying a new bike mainly for commuting to work. His challenge is that he is 6’5 with a 6’10 arm span and therefore finding a bike that is well suited to his build is difficult. On top of needing an XXL frame and possibly a 200mm crank what other considerations/questions should be asked at the bike store to get the right fit? Any help greatly appreciated.



  30. Vroomni on September 29, 2020 at 4:06 am

    3:32 Longer cranks are harder to turn, really? From what I’ve learnt about leverage, shouldn’t a shorter one be a lot harder? Just like trying to undo a tight nut with a socket – using your hand it will be near enough impossible, but you add a 6ft breaker bar.. Thing will pop right off with little to no effort.



  31. Moishe Kaufman on September 29, 2020 at 4:06 am


  32. k A on September 29, 2020 at 4:06 am

    I’ve got a specialized Allez quite old but the frame is great. so I took out the old tiagra flydeck 9 speed. and replace it whit a tiagra ultegra groupset, now the bike Is awesome



  33. Džoni Bitunjac on September 29, 2020 at 4:08 am

    He should do the homework before presenting road bike components



  34. David Maldonado on September 29, 2020 at 4:08 am

    The best video about groupsets. It covers all aspects and it’s well explain! Congrats!



  35. eddie mchugh on September 29, 2020 at 4:08 am

    You don’t need a long cage rear mech for current Shimano 11 speed to work with a 32 cassette



  36. andresisthename on September 29, 2020 at 4:09 am

    This was extremely helpful! Thanks!



  37. Ringo Bingo on September 29, 2020 at 4:10 am

    Now the problem is … How to choose great parts within the brand names , like how to choose between one brand names sets?



  38. focused1 on September 29, 2020 at 4:10 am

    I use 52/36 Ultegra on my Litespeed build 3 years ago. I wish that I had gone 50/34. These 54 year old legs strains to push 52 on straights so I’m mostly relegated to the smaller cog. Should have gone compact 50 Dura Ace.



  39. Jeremy Sweeten on September 29, 2020 at 4:17 am

    get the Shimano 105 and you are GOOD TO GO! Saving $ for other perks. It’s the tried and true "work horse" of the cycling world!



  40. GS on September 29, 2020 at 4:17 am

    what is the best shifter for Jones Loop Bar or surly moloko bar?



  41. D Gillies on September 29, 2020 at 4:18 am

    There is a trend over the past 30 years to add more and more rear sprockets (not ‘rings’) and we have gone from 6-speed to 11-speed. This change has been made almost entirely by shrinking the OUTSIDES of the chains, so the interior size of the teeth is exactly the same, but the cogs (front and rear) did get closer together. As a result, chains wear out far more quickly today than they did 20 years ago as they are more fragile (thinner) and stretch more easily. I frankly think that anything more than 18 gears becomes tedious to shift all the time – when I had a 27-speed I used to shift 2 gears at a time – but a racer needs to get into the perfect gear to maximize the watts of power output laid into the road.



  42. conorm121 on September 29, 2020 at 4:21 am

    My man must have 28 ex lovers. Can’t see any other reason for the thumbs down on this video.



  43. Ethan Sloss on September 29, 2020 at 4:21 am

    8 speed 11 32 would have stupidly painful gaps. 13-26 and 52-36 is a great option for 8 speed.



  44. Alex Stone on September 29, 2020 at 4:21 am

    …IT’S A BIKER “ GROUPIE”….LOL



  45. Nelson G. on September 29, 2020 at 4:21 am

    great info. thank you



  46. Neil Morrison on September 29, 2020 at 4:22 am

    A good, well explained video. Thanks.



  47. Samir Sabry on September 29, 2020 at 4:22 am

    *i just put it all together. easy for the mechanically inclined✒>**share4.photo/RoadBike?Uへ **   have it on a bike trainer still breaking it in and looking forward to it. it seems pretty solid. looks cool, feels cool.*



  48. Scott Martin on September 29, 2020 at 4:23 am

    Great info! just getting into the sport and this really helped clear some things up!



  49. Rixter on September 29, 2020 at 4:24 am

    Very descriptive and methodical video. You covered all the basis in a clever and entertaining way. Thanks



  50. Whiskey Leaks on September 29, 2020 at 4:24 am

    at 3:50 is that cassette for time travel?..where can I get one mc fly?