I am not sure if the full groups are officially discontinued, or perhaps if it's just that the resellers I use aren't stocking them any longer.so anyway, you basically said what again about the pricing @ 1399 vs this summer?
at any rate, I see only the $1000 (list) kits that I mentioned above. I do not see any more of the $1900 full groups offered at Jensen, Competitive Cyclist, Universal Cycles, and so on.
honestly the full group doesn't make sense and never did. people who already had eagle xx and were early adopters had a spare set of cranks, chain and cassette they didn't even need. I didn't have that problem because I moved from 11 speed to 12 when I got axs. :thumbsup:
for new builds, there's nothing stopping anyone from buying xx cranks and cassette. or gx, whatever they prefer for their budget. and you can do that when you are able to buy the shifter & RD separately of everything else.