With so many road groupset options now including various options like electronic shifting, mechanical shifting, rim brakes, rim hydraulic brakes and hydraulic disc brakes we thought it would be a useful to try and put as much of that information as possible into one resource article where the weights of the top three road groupsets from each of Campagnolo, Shimano and SRAM could be compared.

You can click on any of these quick links to go straight to the groupset section you want to view.

Since the article was initially written it’s been updated with details on the new SRAM Red eTAP groupset that is now available to customers plus a section on the Rotor Uno hydraulic groupset that is now undergoing testing with the Dimension Data cycling team, and also a brief note on the FSA groupset in development. When Rotor and FSA release their groupsets to the public I will add it to the information below.

I have included the hydraulic rim brake option in the SRAM groupsets, I haven’t included disc brake options yet but will update this once Campagnolo have this option as well.

Shimano Dura-Ace, Ultegra and 105 including Di2 Groupsets

Shimano Dura-Ace 9000 Mechanical Groupset
Shimano Dura-Ace 9000 Mechanical Groupset

The top of the range Shimano groupset, Dura-Ace 9000 was first released late in 2012 making it the oldest of the 11 speed groupsets in this review (older versions of Campagnolo 11 speed were released earlier) and featured an innovative four arm compact crank design which allowed easy changing between rings of all sizes.

Early in 2013 the Dura-Ace 9070 Di2 groupset was released and since then the technology of both Dura-Ace 11 speed groupsets has trickled down to the latest Ultegra 6800 series, then 105 5800 series groupsets.

Shimano Road Groupset Weights

Groupset Component¹Dura-Ace 9070Dura-Ace 9000Ultegra 6870Ultegra 6800105 5800
Shifter Levers237363315419486
Rear Derailleur217160271193234
Front Derailleur114671678689
Crankset636636694694736
BB Cups²6767767676
Cassette (11-25)163163226226246
Chain (116 links)248248260260253
Brake Calipers294294340340378
Internal Battery³5805800
Shimano Groupset weight in grams2,0341,9982,4072,2942,498
Shimano Groupset weight in pounds4.4844.4055.3075.0575.507

Notes on Shimano Groupset Components
¹All weights are taken from Shimano documents where possible, some weights were not listed and therefore I took an average of the component pictured on scales sourced from the web. There is an incorrect weight listed in Shimano’s specs for the Dura-Ace 9000 front derailleur, it’s listed as 158 grams when it should be 67 grams, a difference of 91 grams. This is probably the reason that a lot of reviews list the Di2 groupset as lighter than the mechanical groupset when in fact the mechanical is the lighter of the two groupsets.

²Bottom bracket, external type used.

³I have included the battery of Di2 systems but not wiring or junction box, likewise I did not include shift cables on the mechanical groupsets. They approx negate each other.

Campagnolo Super Record, Record and Chorus Groupsets including EPS variants.¹

Campagnolo Super Record Groupset
Campagnolo Super Record Groupset now with four arm crankset

There is now a new 2016 Campagnolo groupset guide including all 2016 Campagnolo groupsets and weights plus My Campy Garmin integration.

The latest 2015 Campagnolo groupsets now feature a four arm crankset and revised derailleurs among other changes. Weights below are for the Super Record, Record and Chorus groupsets plus EPS variants. The Campagnolo Super Record mechanical is the second lightest groupset of the 2015 groupsets, weighing in at 1,940 grams.

Campagnolo Groupset Weights

Groupset Component¹Super Record EPSSuper RecordRecord EPSRecordChorus EPSChorus
Shifter Levers262342266348293350
Rear Derailleur198166203170225183
Front Derailleur127711337514976
Crankset603603651651683683
BB Cups²454546464646
Cassette177177201201230230
Chain (114 links)239239239239250250
Brake Calipers (Dual Pivot)297297309309302302
Battery³130013001300
Groupset weight in grams2,0781,9402,1782,0392,3082,120
Groupset weight in pounds4.5774.2734.7974.4915.0884.674

Notes on Campagnolo Groupset Components
¹All weights are taken from the Campagnolo product catalogue.
²Bottom bracket, external type used.
³Like Shimano above I have included the battery of EPS systems but not wiring, likewise I did not include shift cables. They approx negate each other.

SRAM Red 22, Force 22 and Rival including BB30 and Hydraulic Brakes

SRAM Red 22 Groupset
SRAM Red 22 Groupset

When SRAM released the Red groupset back in 2008 it was the lightest groupset available and SRAM retain their position as having the lightest groupset available with the current SRAM Red 22 groupset weighing in at a mere 1,741 grams, almost 200 grams lighter than its nearest competitor.

The SRAM Force 22 groupset is the next tier from SRAM and weighs in at a very respectable 2,097 grams in it’s lightest configuration. SRAM Rival 22 rounds out the weigh in of the SRAM groupsets.

SRAM Groupset Weights

SRAM Groupset
Component¹
RED 22
BB30
RED 22
GXP
FORCE 22
BB30
FORCE 22
GXP
Rival
BB30
Rival
GXP
Shifter Levers280280307307332332
Rear Derailleur145145178178180180
Front Derailleur696979798989
Crankset (53×39 172.5mm)557609697715860844
BB Cups / Bearings531055311553115
Cassette (11-25)²151151247247260260
Chain (114 links)246246256256259259
Brake Calipers (Mechanical)240240280280300300
Group weight in grams1,7411,8452,0972,1772,3332,379
Group weight in pounds3.8384.0684.6234.7995.1435.245
Hydraulic Rim Brakeset³254254223223212212

SRAM RED eTAP

SRAM publicly unveiled a prototype of the SRAM Red eTAP wireless groupset during the 2014 Amgen Tour of California after making less public appearances at small events the year before. Finally the SRAM Red eTap is available to customers and the groupset weights are listed below.

SRAM Red eTAP Groupset Weights

SRAM Groupset Component¹SRAM RED eTAP BB30SRAM RED eTAP GXP
Shifter Levers260260
Rear Derailleur239239
Front Derailleur187187
Crankset (53×39 172.5mm)557609
BB Cups / Bearings53105
Cassette (11-25)²151151
Chain (114 links)246246
Brake Calipers (Mechanical)240240
SRAM RED eTap Groupset weight in grams1,9332,037
SRAM RED eTap Groupset weight in pounds4.2624.491

Notes on SRAM Groupset Components
¹All weights are taken from SRAM.
²Force uses 11-26 cassette.
³This is the increased weight of using the hydraulic calipers and hydraulic shifters.

Rotor UNO Hydraulic Groupset

The Rotor UNO hydraulic groupset was announced in August last year prior to Eurobike having been in development for a number of years, the groupset features hydraulic braking and shifting with internally routed lines and the shift levers will have single lever shifting to keep weight down. The groupset would be made up with Rotor’s own cranksets and Magura hydraulic rim brakes. The Rotor groupset is currently being used by Dimension Data rider Matt Brammeier and is claimed to be 350 grams lighter than Dura-Ace Di2.

Estimated public release will be Q1 2017.

FSA Electronic Groupset

FSA announced the FSA Electronic Groupset at last years Tour de France, more details will be added once the groupset is spotted being riden. No estimated release date available.

Notes on 2015 Road Groupset Weights

Short cage option was used for all rear derailleurs.
Weights may vary to test reviews or other sites due to cassette sized used, crank length and chain links.

If you find any different verified weights on the 2015 road bike groupset weights that I have used feel free to add comments and I will correct anything that needs to be corrected.

11 COMMENTS

  1. Actually the last redesign of Campy Record 10 according to actual weights on weight weenie sites broke the 2000 gram mark in 2007 and that is using standard for the day B.B. sizes. In 2008 very few New bike much less any older bike real world people were riding had BB30 on their even high end bikes. My actual weight of a Campy Super Record Ti. Using 175mm cranks with 39/53 rings and 11-25 cassette and single pivot brakes for rear braking weights in at 1885 with standard English BB Cups. That is of course with chain full length out of box.

  2. The Tiagra 4700 groupset weighs 2,754 grams and that’s with an 11-25 cassette and 50-34 crankset. Most of the weight increase is in the crankset. Hope that helps.

  3. I’d like to know how much brake and gear cables add to the total weight. Just a ballpark figure would be useful. 150g?

    • For standard type cables that would be close but probably a bit on the high side, I weighed gear shift only cables at 62 grams. Alligator and other aftermarket cables are much lighter.

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