Exclusive: Rotor introduces 13-speed hydraulic groupset for all disciplines

Exclusive: Rotor introduces 13-speed hydraulic groupset for all disciplines

The groupset arms race takes an interesting turn today with the release of Rotor’s 1x13, 13-speed hydraulic groupset that is adaptable for road, mountain, cyclocross and gravel riding. The highly modular drivetrain is near production and BikeRadar is pleased to share the worldwide exclusive first look at this fascinating groupset. Rotor's latest cranks and hubs tested, plus more time with the UNO hydraulic groupset Road bike groupsets: everything you need to know For the sake of clarity, please note that the groupset is simply called ‘1x13’ — no catchy names here! So why go 13-speed? The Rotor 1x13 groupset is the first 13-speed production groupset. We seem to have only just landed in the 12-speed era, so adding yet another cog will no doubt confuse some, but there’s sound logic behind the decision; although a 2x11 groupset has 22 theoretical ratios, the effective number of usable combinations is usually only ...

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