Shimano gravel groupsets: the great GRX roundup

Shimano gravel groupsets
(Image credit: Shimano)

Shimano might've been late to the party when it came to offering componentry that answered the needs of the ever-growing gravel category but, behind the scenes, Shimano had been working on what it dubs the 'World's first dedicated gravel/adventure component series'.

Shimano's three-tiered gravel groupset range comprises 10-speed mechanical, 11-speed mechanical and 11-speed electronic Di2 groupsets. All share the same GRX moniker and are a common sight bolted to the best gravel bikes

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Josh Croxton
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Josh is Associate Editor of Cyclingnews – leading our content on the best bikes, kit and the latest breaking tech stories from the pro peloton. He has been with us since the summer of 2019 and throughout that time he's covered everything from buyer's guides and deals to the latest tech news and reviews. 

On the bike, Josh has been riding and racing for over 15 years. He started out racing cross country in his teens back when 26-inch wheels and triple chainsets were still mainstream, but he found favour in road racing in his early 20s, racing at a local and national level for Somerset-based Team Tor 2000. These days he rides indoors for convenience and fitness, and outdoors for fun on road, gravel, 'cross and cross-country bikes, the latter usually with his two dogs in tow.