Campagnolo 12 speed: Record and Super Record groupsets receive an extra gear

Campagnolo launches 12-speed Record and Super Record groupsets, but will it be the next cycling revolution?

Ever since bicycles were first given variable gears, cyclists (bar a few diehards such as Henri Desgrange) have been calling for more and more. Now Campagnolo has become the first to introduce a 12th sprocket to a road groupset – but will the Italian brand's leap to 12 speed usher in a new era for the cycling groupset or is it simply more of the same?

If it is a revolution, it's a modest one. There are no dinner plate-sized sprockets here, nor enormous mountain bike-sized rear derailleurs.  Instead the Italian brand brings stylish, functional and modest updates to some of the most famous groupsets in the world. Here's our report and first ride impressions.

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