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Campagnolo Super Record Wireless



Huge price, but justified by stunning performance and ergonomics
Good weighty feel to the shifting
Precise gear changes
Quick recharge times
Very comfortable shifter shape
Wide-ranging gear options
Batteries can't be swapped between mechs
Not a huge battery life on mechs
No power meter option (yet)
2,571g Recommends

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Campagnolo's Super Record Wireless is its flagship road groupset, which, as its name suggests, has now gone completely wire free, bringing an uncluttered smoothness to create what I think is one of the best-looking groupsets on the market. A tweak to the ratios also means you are getting a wide-ranging setup that aids a smooth cadence, backed up by crisp and fast shifting and powerful braking. Does that all justify it being the most expensive groupset on the market, though?

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Campagnolo Super Record Wireless: Performance

Highlighting the fact that electronic groupsets are slowly becoming the norm, even on lower priced bikes, the majority of bikes that arrive for reviewing these days come fitted with such technology. While I'm a big fan of electronic shifting on the whole, the one thing I do miss when using them is the feel of the actual gear change. I know, first world problems, right?

As each iteration of the range-topping groupsets from Shimano and SRAM are released they get smoother, lighter and faster. I've no real problem with that; it's advancement, progress and I'm definitely not slating their performance.

I love using them, but for me the latest Shimano Dura-Ace is almost too light. It's so smooth and quick that the gear shift is almost undetectable. For an old-school rider like me, I miss that interaction with the shifters, mechs and chain, and I don't think I'm alone. I reckon someone at Campagnolo feels the same.

That's the best thing about this Super Record groupset – it hasn't lost its Campag feel.

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There is still that mechanical interaction between your finger and the components. Considering you are using an electronic button it's impressive that there is still that feeling of connectedness between the components, in just the same way as when you were actuating a cable pull on a mechanical setup.

It's not clunky or anything like that – that mythical cable glides the chain smoothly across the cassette and chainrings, but with just enough feedback to let you know that the chain is seated, and you can keep the power going through the pedals.

The gear shifting is wonderfully crisp and fast, even when under load, with the front and rear mech offering smooth and powerful operation.

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The wide-ranging cassettes and smaller than traditional chainring sizes make the groupset feel very efficient overall too. If you like to spin your legs at a specific cadence then you're going to find Super Record a joy to use.

As you'd expect from an electronic groupset there is also an app that'll run alongside it, allowing you to customise things to your preferences, keep an eye on battery life and so on.

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It's not just the gear shifting that's a pleasure to operate either. The braking on offer from Super Record is also very impressive. The old cliché of power and modulation is obviously going to poke its head above the parapets here, but there is no other way to describe the performance. The callipers are very powerful and deliver it in a smooth way without ever feeling grabby, so I really can't see how lock-ups of the front wheel are achievable. Everything is also quiet in operation, with no vibration being transmitted when the rotors are cold or wet.

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Overall, in terms of its performance I can't find fault with the way Super Record groupset behaves.

Campagnolo Super Record Wireless: Technical details

The groupset as you'd buy it is made up of a mixture of components specifically designed for the wireless interaction combined with others from elsewhere in Campagnolo's catalogue, like the chain, cassette, and brakes. UK distributor Chicken CycleKit has the entire groupset priced at £4,500, although if you were to buy each component listed below separately, it comes to around £4,517.

Weight-wise, on our scales the groupset comes in at 2,571g excluding brake hoses, which will add just a few extra grams. That compares well with the Shimano Dura-Ace R9200 groupset we reviewed at 2,507g (including power meter) or the 2,518g of SRAM Red.

Campagnolo Super Record Wireless Ergopower Controls

Price: £613.99 (each)
Weight: 249g (each, excluding hoses)

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The first thing you'll notice is that Campagnolo has done away with the thumb shifter which, if you aren't aware, sat on the inside of the hoods.

It was used on the previous version of the electronic Super Record EPS groupset, but for this upgrade Campagnolo has gone for two buttons on the brake lever. I'll admit, initially I was a little disappointed as I used Campag on my own bike for years and loved the shifter setup. But that nostalgia was short lived. This design works extremely well, especially when paired with the great ergonomics of the new shifters.

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The Super Record units still maintain that traditional shape of Campag's previous Ergopower shifters, which fit your hands very comfortably, and the shape of the carbon fibre brake lever gives you good purchase when pulling on the brakes hard, ideal on rough sections of road.

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The position of the brake lever can be adjusted by turning a grubscrew with a hex key, bringing it closer or further way from the handlebar. It's a simple thing to play about with as access is from the front of the lever.

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These are the main control units for the entire groupset and everything is very easy to set up by way of the power button on the inside of the hood, while another button allows micro-adjustments of the mechs and resulting chain line.

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Housed within the shifters you'll find the battery compartment for powering them. They use CR2032 batteries and while Campagnolo doesn't give any specific run-times, we're talking years rather than months.

When not used for 30 minutes the shifters go into a low power mode to increase battery life (a shake of the bike wakes them back up), though you can actually turn them off by way of the power button on each unit.

Campagnolo Super Record Wireless Front Derailleur/Rear Derailleur/Batteries (Pair)

Price: £674.99/£789.99/£394.99 (Pair)
Weight: 125g/257g/72g (Pair)

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Both of the derailleurs talk to the shifters via Bluetooth and the fact that the whole system is wireless means they also have their own batteries, which can be removed for storage and charging. Unlike SRAM's AXS groupsets, the batteries aren't universal, so the one used for the front mech isn't compatible with the rear mech, and vice versa. This means you don't quite get the versatility to swap them over should a battery go flat while you are riding.

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Campagnolo claims a battery range of around 750km (466 miles), but obviously that depends how much you use your gears. A review bike I was using this groupset on covered 415 miles and it went back with around 33% left in the batteries.

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It's not a massive range, but with a short one-hour recharge time it's easy to keep on top of and should the worst happen the rear mech has an unlock system which allows you to manually move the mech up and down the cassette. It's not just for battery failure either, it also allows you to ride home after a crash.

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With no wires at all, both derailleurs are very easy to fit and pair to the shifters, and the small control buttons on the levers get the whole system set up and adjusted very quickly. The MyCampy 3.0 app allows you to tweak the whole system, as I mentioned earlier, and you can check battery life too.

The rear mech is compatible with the whole range of cassettes on offer, so no need for a long or a short cage option, and it makes micro-adjustments to give smooth running in each sprocket, depending on the chain line, to whichever chainring you are using it with.

The front mech does the same, so you don't get any chain rub even when using the extremes of the cassette, and both mechs deliver excellent shifting performance.

Campagnolo Super Record Wireless Crankset/Campagnolo Pro-Tech Bottom Bracket

Price: £929.99/£29.99
Weight: 629g (48/32T)/ 53g (BSA threaded)

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With its carbon fibre construction, this is one of the best-looking cranksets on the market in my opinion, and the stiffness is very impressive too. It uses a hollow construction for the cranks to reduce weight, and you also get a titanium axle.

With this new groupset Campagnolo has taken a similar route to SRAM by reducing the sizes of its chainring pairings. Gone are the larger 53/39T and 52/36T options, with the range now consisting of 50/34T, 48/32T and 45/29T.

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I find smaller-ring setups are more efficient for my riding style, as I can make full use of the cassette without the need to move out of the large chainring the majority of the time. The narrower jumps in gear changes that way, rather than swapping between rings, makes it easy to maintain a tight cadence range and I barely ever find myself in between gears, either spinning too fast or too slowly.

If you are more of a big-gear, low-cadence 'rouleur' then the smaller options may not work for you, but the 50/34T still packs plenty of gear inches when paired to the 12-speed cassette. You certainly aren't going to find it too 'spinny'.

One thing that is currently lacking is a power meter option, although Campagnolo says that it is on the way. The cranks are already shaped for the inclusion of the power meter, so hopefully it shouldn't be too long.

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The whole setup runs very smoothly using ceramic bearings, and you get a good choice of crank length options: 165mm, 170mm, 172.5mm and 175mm.

Our review period wasn't long enough to really gauge chainring longevity, but they are barely showing any signs of wear, and when running high-end Campag groupsets on my own bike I've never found them less durable than any others I've used.

The groupset uses Campag's Pro-Tech bottom bracket, which is actually designed for gravel riding and racing, so there shouldn't be any issues with riding in challenging weather conditions. It's available in a whole range of fitments including press-fit and threaded. Options include BSA, ITA, BB86, BB30, BB386, PF30, BB Right and T47.

Campagnolo Super Record 12 Speed Wireless Cassette

Price: £313.99
Weight: 226g (10-29T)

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To match the smaller chainring combinations Campagnolo has kept the range of its cassettes quite narrow too. Whereas SRAM offers its 12-speed options in up to a 36T sprocket, the Super Record sizes are 10-25T, 10-27T and 10-29T.

The 10T sprocket means you'll have plenty of gearing to push against at high speed, and the fact that the seven smallest sprockets have just a single-tooth jump helps you maintain a smooth cadence.

The upper part of the cassette has a maximum of three teeth between the sprockets.

As I said in the opening section, the shifting across the cassette is impressively smooth and precise, even when under load. Again, the review period wasn't long enough to gauge wear, but Campagnolo claims good resistance to wear and tear – which it would say, of course.

Materials-wise Campag says it has used a 'special steel' for the sprockets – and you'd hope it is, for £313.99!

Fitment-wise, the cassette uses Campag's latest N3W freewheel body found on all of its latest generation of wheels.

Campagnolo Super Record 12 Speed Chain

Price: £57.99
Weight: 225g

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The Super Record chain is 5.15mm wide and can be linked either with a traditional pin or Campag's C-Link, a quick link that works in a similar way to many others on the market. It allows you to join and separate the chain pretty much tool free.

Campagnolo Rotor 03/Super Record Calipers

Price: £48.99 (each)/Included with Ergopower Shifters
Weight: 99g/122g (140mm/160mm)/121g (each)

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Campagnolo was later than most to the hydraulic disc braking game, but it was definitely worth the wait. The performance is very smooth and powerful. I wouldn't say there are any huge differences over SRAM or Shimano's options in the way they behave, and I certainly found them easy to modulate.

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The callipers have a 22mm diameter piston and they also use a metal plate between the piston and the pad to reduce vibration. They work with both 140mm and 160mm diameter rotors and are flat mount only.

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I think the rotors are winners in terms of aesthetics too, and use the Center Lock standard for fitment to the hubs.


When you get to this sort of price point, I don't think value for money is as much of a deal breaker as it is for lower to mid-level groupsets. Campagnolo has always kind of had that style of delivering a product to the marketplace and the price is what it is – in this instance, about £800 more than its competitors.

As I alluded to earlier, for a full groupset you are looking at £4,500, which is more expensive than Shimano Dura-Ace at £4,280, and that's with a power meter included; without it, you're looking at closer to £3,700. (You can read our full review from 2021.)

SRAM's top-end Red AXS groupset is fully wireless (Dura-Ace is partial, with the mechs wired to a single battery) like Super Record, but it, too, is cheaper at about £3,700. 


The only place where Super Record isn't competitive is the price. For some that'll be a deciding factor, but for many it won't be.

I love the aesthetics of the Campagnolo group, especially the carbon fibre used on many of the components, and the ergonomics of those shifters make them some of the most comfortable on the market.

As for performance, it has a completely different feel from Dura-Ace and Red in the way it shifts, but neither better nor worse. As I said in the opening section, I love the feel of the gear shifting, and in terms of performance I really couldn't find a fault. The only downside is the lack of a power meter option at the moment, if you use one.

In my opinion it's stunning to use, and while the price is high, if I had the budget to be speccing any of the top-end groupsets I wouldn't feel shortchanged by paying a premium for Campagnolo.


Huge price, but justified by stunning performance and ergonomics test report

Make and model: Campagnolo Super Record Wireless

Size tested: 48/32 chainset, 10-29 cassette

Tell us what the product is for and who it's aimed at. What do the manufacturers say about it? How does that compare to your own feelings about it?

Campagnolo says, "A new cycling experience, superior braking performance, perfect cadence. Thanks to dedicated in-depth studies and meticulous in-field testing, our wireless gear components are now technologically one step ahead. High-quality design without compromise devised to deliver maximum results from every point of view."

It offers stunning performance and great aesthetics, although you will have to pay for it.

Tell us some more about the technical aspects of the product?

Components used within the groupset:

Cassette: 12 speed, Options: 10-25, 10-27, 10-29

Front mech: 12 speed

Chain: 12 speed, 114 links

Brake Caliper: Hydraulic

Shifters: Wireless Ergopower, 12-speed

Rear Mech: 12 speed

Batteries: 2x

Crankset: Carbon cranks, Length: 165 mm, 170 mm, 172.5 mm, 175 mm, Combinations: 45x29, 48x32, 50x34


BSA, ITA, BB86, BB30, BB386, PF30, BB RIGHT, T47

Rotors: 160 mm or 140 mm

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Tell us how the product performed overall when used for its designed purpose

Very impressive shifting and braking right across the range.

Tell us what you particularly liked about the product

It retains a slightly mechanical feel when shifts take place.

Tell us what you particularly disliked about the product

It's a massive outlay.

How does the price compare to that of similar products in the market, including ones recently tested on

It is the most expensive groupset on the market.

Did you enjoy using the product? Yes

Would you consider buying the product? Yes

Would you recommend the product to a friend? Yes

Use this box to explain your overall score

True, it's a massive outlay, but the performance is exceptional, as is the build quality – exactly as you'd expect for this kind of money. If you can afford it, it's excellent.

Overall rating: 9/10

About the tester

Age: 44  Height: 180cm  Weight: 76kg

I usually ride: This month's test bike  My best bike is: B'Twin Ultra CF draped in the latest bling test components

I've been riding for: Over 20 years  I ride: Every day  I would class myself as: Expert

I regularly do the following types of riding: time trialling, commuting, club rides, sportives, fixed/singlespeed,

As part of the tech team here at F-At Digital, senior product reviewer Stu spends the majority of his time writing in-depth reviews for, and ebiketips using the knowledge gained from testing over 1,500 pieces of kit (plus 100's of bikes) since starting out as a freelancer back in 2009. After first throwing his leg over a race bike back in 2000, Stu's ridden more than 170,000 miles on road, time-trial, track, and gravel bikes, and while he's put his racing days behind him, he still likes to smash the pedals rather than take things easy. With a background in design and engineering, he has an obsession with how things are developed and manufactured, has a borderline fetish for handbuilt metal frames and finds a rim braked road bike very aesthetically pleasing!

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Vo2Maxi | 5 months ago

I'm the biggest Campag fan there is, and I always have it on my best bike (currently a Colnago C64 Disc w/Record 12-spd mechanical), but to say the huge price here is justified by the performance and ergonomics is simply not true. Why? Because SRAM Red AXS and Shimano Dura Ace are just as good, yet far cheaper. You buy Campag because it's Campag. And if you buy Campag, that's all the self-justification you need.

janusz0 | 5 months ago
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For £4,500 I'm waiting for a compelete wireless groupset: wireless brakes as well, please.

Matthew Acton-Varian replied to janusz0 | 5 months ago
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Make that £7,500.

marmotte27 | 5 months ago
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The words "ugly" and "as fuck" come to mind...

I can't believe I built up a bike with a Campa groupset 20 years ago because they were so much nicer looking than Shimano...

john_smith replied to marmotte27 | 1 month ago

It all went downhill after the Record 99 group.

Destroyer666 | 5 months ago

I can't find coherence in the way price is treated in reviews on this site. Maybe that's how they prefer it but I would like to see more uniformity e.g. on the PNS bibs review the price is claimed to be colossal and put as a minus even though plenty of positives and reasons for the price are given. Here the price tag is 20-times as much, but claimed to be justified by things like crisp shifting and powerfull braking that were lauded to exist already 10 years ago with sets costing a quarter of these. Sure, the issue is more complex, but I rest my rant here and hope for improvement.

jpj84 | 5 months ago

This is everything I was hoping it wouldn't be: I didn't get on with di2 when I had it, because the two buttons confused my tiny brain - this would do the same to me, I suspect; I definitely don't want a 10 tooth cog (and can't see what benefits it brings); and I'm not rich 😒

I'll stick to ancient Chorus ultrashift for now - if I were to go electronic, it'd have to be shimano for me 

matthewn5 replied to jpj84 | 1 month ago

When you do, add a sprint shifter (blip) where the thumb shifter is on Campag, so you don't get confused by Shimano's two tiny close-together buttons

pablo | 5 months ago

I think all of these groupsets have pro's and cons. The price is in line with the top end and is seen as above Shimano because of the history of the brand.
Not keen on the Front mech and non-interchangable batteries.
I note the comment on bonding Shimano got it wrong not with the technology but the control of the process. These campi cranks will also have bonding I suspect in someway like most carbon.

HiFi | 5 months ago

Only 20% more expensive than the competition is hardly 'silly money' (£4,500/£3,700 = 1.2); I think you need to re-calibrate. Regarding performance, carbon fibre cranks are to be greatly preferred over thin-wall aluminium cranks that have been sprayed black; you should definitely pick campag's carbon cranks over those that could fail and injure you after just a few years use from shimano. Worth 20% for that alone. Also on performance, campag's disc braking is widely admired as the best in the business. In practice, this reviewer found the wireless controlled gearing and braking faultless; so what's not to like on performance? On the aesthetics of wireless groupsets; it's the future..  1

cyclisto replied to HiFi | 5 months ago

To me it seems 20% more expensive than already silly money to be honest.

HiFi replied to cyclisto | 5 months ago

Cost of living; bike industry thinks we've all got to recalibrate..

Dadams7378 replied to HiFi | 5 months ago
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£4,500 for a groupset isn't 'silly money'?  I am perfectly well calibrated thanks.  I have 12s dura ace on my SL8, with THM Clavicula PM cranks.  I'm well used to the cost of high end bike gear, and don't mind paying if I feel the workmanship / design / function justify it.  My point is the 20% premium doesn't (IMO) justify a product that (again IMO) has aesthetic and ergonomic flaws.  On aesthetics, Di2 is semi wireless and achieves a materially sleeker (and probably more aerodynamic) silhouette.  I think you have to be a huge Campag fanboy to argue that this groupset holds a candle to any previous Super Record group.  Your point about Shimano's cranks is also ill-informed, and not relevant to their current groupsets.  I don't run the Di2 crank on my current build, but that's just because I'm a weight weenie and the THM set up saves 300g.

Dadams7378 | 5 months ago

I'd have to respectfully disagree with the reviewer's aesthetics opinion.  Campag's point of difference to Shimano and SRAM has historically been their elegant good looks, but this group is just ugly IMO.  The front mech looks like 2 generations ago Di2, and the rear mech is even more bulky than (already too bulky) SRAM AXS.  I just can't see why you would choose this over the alternatives.  It doesn't out-perform them, the two button shifter ergonomics are questionable, it's no longer the best looking group and the pricing is silly.  Campag have missed the mark by a wide margin in my view.  Shame.

Secret_squirrel replied to Dadams7378 | 5 months ago

Horses for courses.  Ask a dozen people and you'll get a dozen opinons.

FWIW I like the rear mech - but not the front.  SRams are neat but they look like plastic addons and shimmy's ok.

Backladder | 5 months ago

Not using the same battery for front and rear derailleurs is a major fail, I wouldn't be buying this level of kit anyway but when they offer it on lower groupsets I still won't be buying.

maxdabrit replied to Backladder | 5 months ago
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Am I wrong in believing that the same size battery issue is a patent issue with SRAM ?

Miller replied to maxdabrit | 5 months ago
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maxdabrit wrote:

Am I wrong in believing that the same size battery issue is a patent issue with SRAM ?

Yes. Sram has wireless solutions hedged around with patents. Seems like campag were able to mount the batteries to the derailleurs without patent infringement only by having different front and rear batteries.
Whereas the Chinese companies cheerfully do what they like.

Backladder replied to Miller | 5 months ago
Miller wrote:
maxdabrit wrote:

Am I wrong in believing that the same size battery issue is a patent issue with SRAM ?

Yes. Sram has wireless solutions hedged around with patents. Seems like campag were able to mount the batteries to the derailleurs without patent infringement only by having different front and rear batteries. Whereas the Chinese companies cheerfully do what they like.

I didn't know that, what idiot in the patent office decided that it was innovative to use the same battery in two places when we have battery standards like AA and AAA as examples?

bigwheeler88 | 5 months ago
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All that ugly bulk on the derailleurs and they don't even use it for a longer battery life?

Miller | 5 months ago

Oh Campagnolo, please make an affordable version of this...

Smoggysteve replied to Miller | 5 months ago

I reckon within the next 12 months there will be a Chorus version. Otherwise they are conceding too much  of the middle ground market share to Sram and Shimano. 

Glov Zaroff replied to Smoggysteve | 5 months ago
Smoggysteve wrote:

I reckon within the next 12 months there will be a Chorus version. Otherwise they are conceding too much  of the middle ground market share to Sram and Shimano. 

It won't be called Chorus (or Record).


Backladder replied to Glov Zaroff | 5 months ago
Glov Zaroff wrote:
Smoggysteve wrote:

I reckon within the next 12 months there will be a Chorus version. Otherwise they are conceding too much  of the middle ground market share to Sram and Shimano. 

It won't be called Chorus (or Record).

Maybe they will revive the gran sport name?

Smoggysteve replied to Glov Zaroff | 5 months ago

Name is unimportant, but there will be a more affordabe version. They need to complete with Sram and Shimano, Especially at the Force / Ultegra pricepoint

Dadams7378 replied to Smoggysteve | 5 months ago
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Completely agree that Campag 'need' to compete with Ultegra / Force, not least because that's probably significant for their continued survival.  Difficult to see how they do that however, when their halo group is just so expensive.  Can they really produce a groupset with the same technology that is £1,000 rather than £4,500?   I believe Campag's view has always been that Record competes with DA / Red, and that Super Record is in a category of its own.  There may have been some truth to that with Campag's mechanical models which were truly lust worthy in a way that Shimano / SRAM weren't (plus superior from an engineering perspective, so longer lasting), but I just can't see it with their electronic efforts.  For a (very) extensive discussion on the merits or otherwise of the groupset, have a look at the thread on Weight Weenies.  The general view is not a positive one.

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