Rotor 1x13 hydraulic groupset

Rotor has today announced the full prices, specs, weights and availability for all four versions of its 1x13 13-speed hydraulic groupset.

It has also opened up pre-orders for the groupset, with shipping expected to start in April this year.

The highly modular groupset is adaptable for road, mountain, cyclocross and gravel riding, though only drop-bar compatible build kits have been announced so far. The mountain bike version is due to be released in the summer.

As a reminder, please note that the groupset is simply called ‘1x13’ — no catchy names here!

Rotor 1x13 groupset price

Rotor’s all-new 1x13 hydraulic-actuated groupset is priced at €2,599 / £2,299 / $2,800 for the cheapest groupset rising to €4,499 / £3,999 / $4,900 for the top-end version.

Now, before going full keyboard warrior about these admittedly heady prices, note that they are somewhat misleading at first glance.

Both of these prices include everything you need to build your bike with groupset, which includes a wheelset and on the top-end groupset, a powermeter.

The inclusion of a wheelset is necessary with the 13-speed versions of the groupset because, as yet, Rotor itself is the only brand so far to offer hubs with the wider-than-normal HG-style freehub required for the 13-speed cassette.

A 13-speed-compatible groupset that ships with a 12-speed cassette is also available. The thinking behind offering this is that a rider can upgrade to a 13-speed cassette once a compatible freehub becomes available for their wheels. This is priced at €1,999 / £1,750 / $2,200.

It’s worth bearing in mind that Rotor is a much smaller company than ShimanoSRAM or Campagnolo and, as the groupset is totally unique, there are no shared components across different generations or tiers of components. This will all contribute to the cost too.

Below is a list of specs and prices for each groupset build available. The groupset includes shifters, brakes, a cassette, a chain, the rear derailleur, rotors and all hardware.

Rotor 1x13 ultimate performance groupset specs

  • Rotor 1x13 groupset
  • Rotor 2inPower crankset
  • Rotor 13-speed carbon wheels
  • €3,449 / £3,050 / $3,800

Rotor 1x13 Super Light groupset specs

  • Rotor 1x13 groupset
  • Rotor Aldhu crankset
  • Rotor 13-speed carbon wheels
  • €3,449 / £3,050 / $3,800

Rotor 1x13 Adventure groupset specs

  • Rotor 1x13 groupset
  • Rotor Aldhu crankset
  • Rotor 13-speed alloy wheels
  • €2,599 / £2,299 / $2,800

Rotor 1x13 compatible groupset specs

  • Rotor 1x13 groupset
  • Rotor Aldhu crankset
  • €1,999 / £1,750 / $2,200

Rotor 1x13 groupset weights

Rotor gains a truckload of brownie points for supplying a comprehensive breakdown of weights for each component of the 1x13 groupset.

Rotor even goes as far as specifying that the weights are for uncut hoses and the sizes of chainrings and disc rotors.

This stuff isn’t rocket science but it’s astounding how few brands actually supply this vital (vital for the pedants among us anyway) information — transparency is in vogue, so other brands, take note here.

We will, of course, confirm these weights when we receive a groupset in due course, but my gut tells me that these are likely to be quite accurate.

*You can reserve your very own 1x13 groupset via any Rotor dealer or on Rotorbike.com for a €500 deposit. Shipping is expected to start in April 2019.

1x13 groupset total weight

(uncut hoses,

10-36, cassette,

uncut chain)

1,785g
Right hand shift/brake set 863 g
Left hand brake set 443 g
12s Cassette 11-36 / 11-39 225 g / 221 g
12s Cassette 11-46 / 11-52 282 g / 314 g
13s Cassette 10-36 / 10-39 236 g / 241 g
13s Cassette 10-46 / 10-52 290 g / 321 g
Q RINGS chainring 48t 131 g
2INpower road cranks (includes axle) 608 g
ALDHU cranks (without axle) 352 g
Standard axle (ALDHU) 96 g
RVOLVER 1x13 rear hub 246 g
RVOLVER 1x13 front hub 124 g
Chain 269 g
Carbon wheels 1,476 g
Aluminium wheels 1,556 g