While there’s been no definitive statement from Campagnolo, if and when, they’ll introduce disc brake technology to its range of groupsets, the speculation is that the Italian brand must, if they what to main competitive in the marketplace.
Additionally, given the UCI’s press release today, indicating its commitment to seeing disc brake technology become part of pro cycling’s approved list of equipment, many see this as a no-choice option for Campagnolo.
Furthermore, if Campagnolo wants to continue sponsoring WorldTour and Continental teams such as Astana, Lotto Soudal, Movistar, Bardiani-CSF, Nippo Vini Fantini and the British Condor JLT team, they cannot afford to lose any more ground to their competitors – Shimano and SRAM.
However, some evidence that Campagnolo has been moving forward in this endeavor, was evidenced at the recent Taichung Bike Week in Taiwan, wherein the iconic Italian brand is rumored to have shown-off details to a select few product mangers, outlining a new fluid system that’s hidden in handlebars, along with an actual disc brake system.
Press for further details by various media sources, Campagnolo gave the following statement:
“Campagnolo is dedicated to putting the professional athletes and teams that it sponsors atop cycling componentry that allows them to compete at the highest level with a technological advantage coming in the form of their drivetrains and wheels. If the professional peloton is racing with one standard or another, Campagnolo will be present to outfit its sponsored teams and athletes in a manner consistent with governing UCI rules.”
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