Shimano Dura-Ace, SRAM Red AXS and Campagnolo Super Record Wireless are the flagship road bike groupsets from the three biggest manufacturers.
These are the most expensive road bike groupsets each brand produces, and the kit you’ll see sponsored WorldTour teams riding.
SRAM Red eTap AXS is the oldest of the bunch. It was released in 2019, but is still commonly specced on top-tier bikes. Its release ushered in the beginning of the AXS era for SRAM, which now covers road, gravel and mountain bike groupsets.
Shimano Dura-Ace R9200 is the second oldest. After protracted teasing, it was released in 2021 and brought wireless shifting to Shimano’s Di2 groupsets for the first time.
Campagnolo Super Record Wireless is the newest. Released in May 2023, the groupset is also wireless.
All three are 12-speed and are available exclusively as electronic groupsets – you can no longer buy a top-tier mechanical groupset from Shimano, Campagnolo or SRAM.
In this in-depth guide, we’ll compare the three brands’ premium groupsets – what each offers and how they function, as well as the all-important weights and prices. Shimano, SRAM and Campagnolo shifters compared Campagnolo Super Record abandons the thumb shifter. Oscar Huckle / Our Media The design of SRAM, Shimano and Campagnolo’s shifters was, for many years, a key point of differentiation between each manufacturer.However, with Campagnolo ditching its signature thumb shifter , all three now work in a broadly similar fashion.As with Shimano, Campagnolo now has two shifter buttons on each brake lever. Shimano mounts its shifters […]