Campagnolo SUPER RECORD 12 speed Groupset
As low as $2,080.00 Regular Price $3,175.00
In 2008, Campagnolo made the leap from 10-speed to 11-speed, a decision that came with its fair share of controversy. Why would you need so many gears? Won’t the thinner chain be weaker? Do we really need even more gaps in shifting? Doubtless, the jump from 11 cogs to 12 will have the same objections along with it. Time will tell whether 12-speed becomes the new normal or a flash in the pan, but Campagnolo has finally done it.
Super Record mechanical disc group, this isn’t just an extra sprocket sandwiched into an 11-speed cassette. It’s a full redesign of the groupset, tip to tail, and every component has been revamped. Campagnolo has also said that a 12-speed EPS setup is on the way, but hasn’t announced any details yet. Let’s jump in!
The new levers retain Campagnolo’s legendary multi-shift abilities, allowing up to five downshifts or three upshifts with one push of the lever. That means you can drop almost the entire range of the new cassette with just two big pushes on the lever, perfect for when you crest that big hill and need to apply power for the descent. The paddles themselves have been enlarged for easier engagement and, in a Campagnolo first, the levers offer two brake lever positions for riders with smaller or larger hands.
Weight: 339 g
The new 12×2 Super Record rear derailleur has added a connector rod and a unidirectional front rocker arm in carbon fiber, reducing weight, magnifying performance, and making for a smoother, cleaner aesthetic. The rocker arm was designed for cassettes with ranges up to 11-32, so a single iteration will serve all of the new Campy cassettes. No more deciding between cage lengths. A 12-tooth jockey wheel ensures better chain tension and more chain contact, and trajectory optimization keeps the upper jockey wheel a constant distance from the cassette at all times. And just to shave even more weight, the stop screw is made of titanium.
Weight: 181 g
Unidirectional carbon fiber and titanium stop screws complement the aesthetic impact of the new groupset. A split front connecting rod requires less effort to shift by preventing contact with the travel limit screw. And while the inner cage plate is designed for maximum readiness for upshifting, the external body has been shaped for efficient uphill movement and fluid descent. The new controls offer micro-adjustments to the front derailleur position, preventing contact with the chain even in case of maximum crossover.
Weight: 79 g
The new crankset is lighter than ever, thanks to hollow crank arms and a titanium axle. The geometry of the crank remains unchanged, with the same Q factor (145.5 mm) and backwards compatibility with any frame, whether the rear hub flange is 130, 135, or 142 mm. Ceramic Cult bearings (steel in the Record set) bring the famous smoothness and durability that Campy groups are known for. Symmetrical teeth on the inner chainring give the chain better stability during chain crossovers, while the contoured pin of the outer ring ensures fast, quiet derailing.
Weight: 618 g (172.5 mm, 34-50, two bearings assembled)
The new 12-speed cassette features thinner sprockets and narrower gaps to maintain the same width as 11-speed cassettes, making them backwards compatible with any current road frame and wheels. The addition of a 12th sprocket allows for linear shifting of a single tooth through the first seven gears for maximum precision and the perfect gear ratios. Closer sprockets also make for faster and quieter shifts. The six largest sprockets come in two single-piece steel triplets, saving weight and preventing energy loss. Spacers are now metal, and the cassette come with matching thickness spacers to make mounting easier. Extra range means that only two cassette ranges are necessary, an 11-29 and 11-32.
Weight: 266 g
The new chain is only 5.15 mm wide to accommodate the narrower gaps in the cassette, thanks to new pins that are flush with the chain’s outer surface. Campagnolo assures us that the chain is just as strong as previous iterations, with no compromises to durability or longevity.
The new Super Record brakes guarantee more stopping power and total modulation control, with clearance for tires up to 28mm. Campagnolo developed the dual pivot fulcrum system to give their users exceptional braking performance, and titanium screws save weight and fit the upscale look of the rest of the group.
|Model Line||Super Record|
|Manufacturer Part Number||GSXCAMPY-SR12S|
|Product Condition||New in Box|
|Warranty Duration||Manufacturer Defect Only|