Shimano launches the CUES ecosystem to unify its mid tier groupsets

Shimano CUES drivetrain ecosystem featuring a 1x chainset
(Image credit: Shimano)

Shimano has announced the launch of the CUES groupset collection, which will see several mid-tier Shimano groupset tiers unified into one more manageable ecosystem. CUES stands for 'Create Unique Experiences.' 

Shimano claims the shakeup has come about after years of trickle-down racing technology being featured on lower and mid-level lifestyle and MTB groupsets that don't particularly benefit from it. It has now decided to come up with something better suited to this application. The changes detailed below pertain to mid-range groupsets below the Deore level.

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Tom Wieckowski
Tech writer

Tom joined the Cyclingnews team in late 2022 as tech writer. Tom has over 10 years experience as a qualified mechanic with 5 or so of those being spent running an independent workshop. Tom has ridden and raced bikes from an early age up to a national level on the road and track and has ridden and competed in most disciplines, even the odd bit of bike polo. Tom is as happy tinkering away in the garage as he is out on the road bike exploring the Worcestershire lanes.