Among components are understood in the bicycle art, in particular all the parts of the circuit and of the brakes on a bicycle. A summary of a complete set of components is also referred to as a group. The group is usually at least the following components:

  • Derailleur
  • Derailleur
  • Cranks
  • Bottom Bracket
  • Chainrings
  • The sprocket assembly
  • Brakes
  • Shift and brake handles (usually as a unit )
  • Hubs

There is no clear definition or delimitation, including which components. Sometimes other parts, such as the chain, the tax rate, Bowden cables, seat post bolt or similar parts are included in the group.

The largest manufacturers of components are Shimano, Campagnolo, SRAM and Falcon. Parts from different manufacturers sometimes do not combine; Parts from the same manufacturer are generally compatible with each other.


The following examples are groups of the currently known Kompontenhersteller. The attribution is done in high- ascending order, the names currently no longer produced groups are shown in parentheses.

  • Shimano Sora ( Exage ) ( Campagnolo Avanti )
  • Shimano Tiagra ( RSX, RX -100) ( Campagnolo Xenon) SRAM Apex
  • Shimano 105 Campagnolo Veloce SRAM Rival
  • Shimano Ultegra (600, Ultegra SL) Campagnolo Centaur ( Daytona ), Athena SRAM Force
  • Shimano Dura -Ace Campagnolo Chorus, Record ( Croce d' Aune ) SRAM Red
  • Shimano Dura -Ace DI Campagnolo Super Record, Super Record EPS
  • Shimano SIS ( Exage Mountain)
  • Shimano Deore
  • Shimano LX, SLX / SRAM X.7
  • Shimano Saint, Yumeya
  • Shimano XT / SRAM X.9
  • Shimano XTR / SRAM X.0
  • Shimano SIS
  • Shimano Tourney
  • Shimano Altus
  • Shimano Acera
  • Shimano Alivio
  • Shimano Deore
  • Shimano Deore LX
  • Shimano Deore XT