For many cyclists, there's nothing better than a road bike decked out with an Italian Campagnolo groupset. The company is steeped in heritage and race victories, and while it doesn't enjoy the same level of presence in the cycling market as its big rival Shimano, there are still plenty of new road bikes sold today with a Campagnolo groupset.
That many of those bikes are also Italian is no mere coincidence; there's the old saying that an Italian frame must have an Italian groupset, but only those who regularly spout the rules really adhere to it. Whatever your preference, one thing is clear, Campagnolo makes beautiful groupsets. And it's the first to market a 12-speed groupset for the road market. Take that Shimano!
So, without further ado, here are six road bikes that road.cc has tested all equipped with Campagnolo groupsets, from Potenza to Super Record. Tell us which is your fave in the comments section below.
David has worked on the road.cc tech team since July 2012. Previously he was editor of Bikemagic.com and before that staff writer at RCUK. He's a seasoned cyclist of all disciplines, from road to mountain biking, touring to cyclo-cross, he only wishes he had time to ride them all. He's mildly competitive, though he'll never admit it, and is a frequent road racer but is too lazy to do really well. He currently resides in the Cotswolds.