Shimano 105 R7020 – Still the groupset you should be buying?

Shimano 105 saw an eagerly-awaited update in 2022. In came Di2 electronic shifting and 12-speeds (in a disc brake-only flavour to boot), while mechanical shifting 105 got left behind.


In this podcast, BikeRadar’s road tech maestros Simon von Bromley, Ashley Quinlan and Warren Rossiter delve into our latest four-way bike group test, which featured the previous-generation 105 R7020 groupset.


They discuss the continued merits of mechanical 105, why Shimano should consider updating 105 R7000/R7020 to bring it into 12-speed line with its new electronic sibling, and if mechanical 105 R7020 is still the bang-for-buck performance benchmark groupset you shouldn’t ignore.

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