11-speed drivetrains are becoming the new standard for road and mountain bikes, and for good reason. 11-speed gives a smoother and more progressive shift ratio, and is better suited to both climbing and normal riding.
They’re generally considered as being more efficient, faster shifting and offering a wider gear range.
So what do you need if you want to convert your current bike to 11-speed? You’ll need an 11-speed wheel and 11-speed drivetrain (some existing 9/10-speed wheels can be converted, but in most cases a new 11-speed wheel is the best option).
As the front mech is the cheapest part of a groupset we’d advise you to replace that too.
Shimano 105 continues to be a popular choice for enthusiast riders looking for a perfect balance between performance and cost.
Athena has the same precision and quality that Campagnolo is famous for at a price that won’t break the budget.
Much loved by those looking for some of the performance benefits of the company’s high-end Dura-Ace groupset, but without the hefty price tag.
SRAM’s Rival groupset delivers excellent performance across a broad variety of bikes and disciplines, from triathlon to cyclocross.
Campagnolo’s entry-level carbon groupset using trickle-down technology from the company’s high-end drivetrains.
The carbon fibre Chorus group combines all the quality and precision of Super Record and Record with a more practical price.
An electronic version of the mechanical Ultegra group, shifts are effortless, accurate and instant at the push of a button with Ultegra Di2.
Used by many Pro Tour teams, and featured as the drivetrain of choice on high end road bikes, Dura-Ace is the pinnacle of the Shimano mechanical gearing and braking offering.
The flagship Record groupset is often found on high-end bikes, and is made using the lightest of materials.