Campagnolo officially unveiled it’s new range of mechanical groupsets today.
The iconic Italian brand released detailed photos showing improvements to it’s Super Record, Record and Chorus groupsets that benefit from updated front and rear derailleurs, shifters and a completely new crankset design.
The rear derailleurs now feature a one-piece carbon outer cage, along with a longer "arm" to boost cable leverage. According to Campagnolo, this allows the rear derailleur to move at a different angle relative to the cassette, which in turn, pulls the chain closer to the cogs and allows for smoother shifts into larger cassette cogs, all the way up to a 29-tooth.
In addition, Campagnolo, has also refined the shifters, wherein the internals and ergonomics have been improved to interface more cleanly with different handlebar shapes.
However, the most significant change to the shifters has been by way of the "action", whereby it now requires two clicks to downshift to the small chainring, along with one click of "trim". In turn, the new design involves three clicks to return to the big chainring. Campagnolo says, this allows the entire range of gears to be used without any rub or cross-chaining.
Lastly, the new groupsets have received updated BCD and proprietary chainrings. Similar to Shimano, this allows the new Super Record, Record and Chorus four-arm cranksets to accommodate three different chainring configurations: 50/34, 52/36 and 53/39.
Campagnolo has not yet disclosed pricing, weights or availability for the new groups, but we hope it’s soon !
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