microSHIFT Vs Shimano: Everything You Need To Know

When it comes to cycling groupset manufacturers, the “Big Three” you generally come across are Shimano, SRAM, and Campagnolo, with Shimano being the most widely used in the world. However, on budget-friendly bikes in particular, there’s a major contender in town: microSHIFT. Many bikes come equipped as standard with microSHIFT, which tends to target the … Read more

SRAM MTB Groupset Hierarchy (Eagle): Ultimate Guide

SRAM mountain bike groupset components are consistently ranked among the best of the best ever since they shrugged off tradition and redesigned drivetrains.

To help you get to grips with the SRAM MTB groupset hierarchy, we’ll be walking you through each one.

Gearing On A Mountain Bike: Everything You Need To Know

When it comes to gearing on a mountain bike, knowing your stuff goes a long way. You can really take the fun out of a good bike ride by having to jump off the bike and walk up a hill.

What could be even more frustrating is having your friends fly past you on the way down while your gears are spinning out.

Shimano 105 Vs Ultegra: Is The Upgrade Worth It?

Shimano 105 is the best mid-range groupset in Shimano’s lineup – and the 105 series has arguably represented the best bang-for-buck in cycling components for decades. But how does it stack up to its more expensive big brother: Ultegra? I rode with Shimano 105 groupsets for many years before finally upgrading to Ultegra for racing, … Read more

Campagnolo Super Record EPS: The World’s Most Expensive Groupset

Campagnolo is renowned for its high-quality bike components. Their flagship groupset – the Campagnolo Super Record EPS – is no different. Campagnolo is the oldest and (arguably) most prestigious bike component manufacturer, famed for its beautiful Italian aesthetics and outstanding engineering. However, they come at a hefty price tag. Campagnolo Super Record EPS is the … Read more

Shimano MTB Groupset Hierarchy: Ultimate Guide

Many consider Shimano the gold standard of bike component manufacturers – and Shimano MTB groupsets are no exception. At the cutting edge of the industry, they are chosen by professional cyclists from every discipline time and time again. Arguably none more so than the MTB pros; producing specific groupsets for cross-country, gravel bikes, and downhill, … Read more

Ultimate Gravel Bike Groupset Guide: Shimano, Campagnolo, and SRAM

Accompanying the explosion of gravel bikes in the past few years, the component manufacturing giants have all released specific gravel bike groupsets. Over the past decade, gravel bikes have become exceedingly popular. It fits a need for a versatile bike that performs well on the road and off-road. Initially, they used road bike groupsets, but … Read more

What Is A Bicycle Groupset? The Ultimate Guide To Groupsets And Manufacturers

An integral part of your machine, the bicycle groupset refers to all of the components that allow you to propel yourself forwards and bring yourself to a stop. Whether you’re new to cycling or a two-wheel fanatic, it may not be obvious exactly how your bike works. The parts that comprise the drivetrain and the … Read more