• Utrecht, the Netherlands
The Groupset ⚙️

The Groupset ⚙️

The original plan was to buy a SRAM Force eTap AXS disc 2×12 groupset. Why? Well, because it would save me some internal cable routings as the shifter device is wireless. Besides this, I like gadgets so playing with it via an app sounded as a perfect fit for me.

Not sure if this is the same as in other countries, but at least in the Netherlands almost every groupset from Shimano or SRAM are out of stock with unknown or long delivery dates. Not being able to start the project and just looking at a naked Chinese carbon frame is not want I want.

I decided to look around at marktplaats.nl (Dutch version of Ebay). There is not much supply. This is probably due to the limited stocks of new parts and as a result there are almost no second hand on the market. The market of second hand groupsets is in lockdown…. Thanks Covid!🦠

After a couple of days I’ve found a guy offering a 50km old Shimano Dura Ace Disc R9120 groupset. Thought about it for 2 hours, contacted the guy and made the deal. I probably paid a bit too much for it but hey, that’s the dynamics of supply and demand. The important thing is that I can continue building the bike. See the pictures below.

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