Best Groupset in your opinion

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by yefimovich

At the moment im still debating a new groupset for my BMC SLR02. I was almost sure that im getting a Dura Ace 9100, but now go the DI2 bug. What is the best groupset in your opion (for everyday and race days)

Dura Ace 9100
Ultegra DI2 8050
Dura Ace 9150

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by Marin

Sram Red mechanical

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by sockpuppet

Hard to beat the new Ultegra 8050. I personally have R8070, and it is incredible. Di2 is great, quick and precise shifts, every time. no fuss, no muss. I don't think I'll ever go back to a mechanical groupset after riding Di2 for the last 6 months. Of course, any of those groupsets listed are going to be great. Just how much money are you willing to spend :)

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by StevenH72

Marin wrote:
Tue Jan 08, 2019 3:34 pm
Sram Red mechanical
As a WW I'll be going Sram Red!
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by Broady

9100 if you're feeling flush, 8050 is great otherwise.

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by mattr

Ultegra Di2.
Hits the sweet spot of cost/weight/features/reliability/ease of use/availability/compatibility.
Ultegra mechanical if you are on a slightly more restrictive budget.

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by BdaGhisallo

You will not regret going with DI2. 8050 is fantastic. 9150 is great if your budget can stretch that far.

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by markyboy

Campagnolo super record 12 :thumbup:
Colnago master with campagnolo super record 12
Pinarello f8 with dura ace di2
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by Jugi

Best value: Shimano 105 R7000
Best value when discounted: Shimano Ultegra Di2 R8050
Best groupset: SRAM Red eTap
Most extravagant: Campagnolo Super Record EPS

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by frankton

I switched back to mechanical after a few seasons on 6870 di2. Di2 is pretty damn smooth. You set it up and then forget about it. All you have to remember to do is charge the battery every other month. I never once had any issues. The only thing that went wrong is both my derailleurs failed after 25k+ miles. I ride and abuse my bike, so i felt pretty good about that lifespan!

I chose DA9100 for my new bike, just to revisit mechanical shifting. I must say, its quite a treat. Not only is it lighter, but it also is much less expensive. If you are handy, changing cables is not an issue. The lever throw is nice as short, and it shifts very smoothly. After a solid week of riding 20+ hours, I havent regretted my decision. We will see how I feel at the end of the season!

In the end, we are in a period where you cannot go wrong. You will be more than pleased any which way you go. There is no wrong answer.

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by Pinguin

StevenH72 wrote:
Tue Jan 08, 2019 4:07 pm
Marin wrote:
Tue Jan 08, 2019 3:34 pm
Sram Red mechanical

Sram Red for me, Mech for racing to avoid any potential Electronic mishaps.

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by maccpres

Best groupset: SRAM Red eTap

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by asiantrick

fyp :mrgreen:
maccpres wrote:
Tue Jan 08, 2019 5:50 pm
Best groupset: SRAM Red eTap, when it doesn't chain dropped

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by Alumen

Jugi wrote:
Tue Jan 08, 2019 4:58 pm
Best value: Shimano 105 R7000
Best value when discounted: Shimano Ultegra Di2 R8050
Best groupset: SRAM Red eTap
Most extravagant: Campagnolo Super Record EPS
Well said and 100% agree with these statements.

Regarding the group choices from TS, I would go for the DA9100. Ultegra is just a marketing positioning group between 105 and DA.
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by RossLB


I had Di2 on one of my bikes and went back to mechanical after several failures of the Di2 which Shimano had no idea how to fix. My mechanic (who runs a very small LBS) told me he has had quite a few with similar issues. I frequently encounter people I ride with who have had problems with Di2. Only yesterday, someone on the ride had to turn back when their Di2 stopped functioning.

I went back to DA mechanical and preferred it. Not only more reliable, the shifting is just as good, just as smooth and (personally) I prefer the aesthetics and feel of mechanical. The new 9100 mechanical groupset is superb.

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