Italian bicycle component manufacturer Campagnolo has released details of a new range of time-trial-specific equipment for 2012.
The new products comprise 10- and 11-speed compatible bar-end shifters, chainset, brake levers and brakes. All have been designed from scratch with races against the clock in mind – with aerodynamics and light weight given top priority by Campagnolo’s design team.
Carbon bar-end shifters (11-speed – 155g). The new shifters have a ‘return to centre’ feature after shifting, to ensure they are as aerodynamic as possible. Depending on how much you move the lever it’s possible to shift the chain up or down one, two or three sprockets at once
Aluminium bar-end shifters (10-speed – 167g)
Super Record chainset – available in 42/54 and 42/55 combinations. Also available in Record and Chorus versions, and a Super Record version with titanium spindle. Chainrings have been engineered to be as stiff as smaller ‘regular’ rings, claim Campagnolo
Carbon fibre (left – 85g) and aluminium (right – 106g) brake levers. A quick release system aids the removal of wheels
Rear brake – central pull (169g), there’s also a lateral pull version (161g)
Front lateral pull brake (178g)