Campagnolo is the first manufacturer to go one step further, one sprocket, one gear: from eleven to twelve
Campagnolo goes from 11 to 12! Campagnolo is the first manufacturer to go one step further, one sprocket, one gear: from eleven to twelve. Instead of 22, the new groups now offer 24 gears for racing cyclists. The width of the cassette remains unchanged. This means that all existing impellers with 11-speed freewheels are also compatible with the new sprocket packages. At the end of March, four groups were presented on Gran Canaria with this new graduation: the Record and the Super Record – each for rim brakes and disc brakes.
One crank is compatible with all chainrings. The same applies to the rear derailleur: one for all. There are no longer different cage lengths, only one. And only two gradations: eleven to 29 and eleven to 32 sprockets. The circuit weighs 181 grams – just three grams more than its medium cage predecessor. The distances between the pinions became much smaller, new manufacturing techniques were used for the pinions themselves.
The large two triplets are CNC-manufactured from a single piece of steel. So, of course, the chain has to become narrower – according to Campa it is also lighter than the eleven-speed model, but no less robust or durable. Mileage should be comparable. The trains and cable casings are also completely new: The forces required now should be significantly lower thanks to better bearing support. With improved durability at the same time.
The new Chain: Narrower but more robust
Super Record with disc brakes: 2323 grams
Super Record with rim brakes: 2041 grams
Record with disc brakes: 2453 grams
Record with rim brakes: 2123 grams