Shimano Group Hierarchy

Sometimes on “older” bikes I find Shimano groups I didn’t know before. And if i recognized it, I don’t exactly know what quality it is compared with current Shimano groups. Below you find group names in 1997 and in 2006.

Road Race MTB
1997 2000 1997 2000
Dura Ace Dura-ace (2004) XTR XTR 2003
Ultegra Ultegra (2005) Saint
105SC 105 (2006) Deore XT Deore XT 2004
RX-100 Tiagra Hone
RSX Sora Deore Deore LX 2005
2200 / A050 STX-RC
STX Deore 2006
Alivio Alivio 2006
Acera-X Acera
Altus Altus
Tourney Tourney

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