Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Campy Gets Dirty ... and Cross

Campagnolo hasn't re-entered the mountain bike market it abandoned almost two decades ago ... but it's getting closer with the announcement of several new items specifically for the cyclocross market.

Online mag BikeRadar.com today published an article and photos of new cranksets and wheelsets designed for the dirty and punishing world of cyclocross.

The cranksets (to be offered in 11-speed) are based on the new, less expensive Power Torque system, which uses a one-piece bottom bracket axle in place of the more complicated, two-piece Ultra Torque setup. Seals are said to be 'cross-specific (meaning, it would seem, that they're designed to keep mud out). The chainrings also have special ramps and pins to ease shifting under load.

As shown in the photo below, they'll have a "CX" designation.
"CX" wheels bearing the Scirocco, Vento, and Khamsin names round out the cyclocross offering. All offer 'cross-specific features such as improved seals.
We'll publish more details when we have them.

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  1. Some Campag Cantis would be great!

  2. Didn't they stop making the flat bar components? They had a linear pull brake for those