Hands on with Campagnolo hydro-equipped Tifosi
The SS26 is Tifosi’s endurance-focussed road bike and is designed for all-day comfort over everything else, with a healthy chunk of stack and generous clearances for wider tyres.
The bike is also one of the very first we’ve received that is equipped with Campagnolo’s new H11 disc brakes and boy-oh-boy is it a looker.
Tifosi SS26 disc specs
Frame: UD Toray carbon fibre predominantly T700 and T800
Fork: UD carbon fibre
Shifters: Campagnolo Potenza 11 HO
Front derailleur: Campagnolo Potenza 11 HO
Rear derailleur: Campagnolo Potenza 11 HO
Brakes: Campagnolo Potenza11 HO 160mm/140mm
Cassette: Miche Primato 12/29
Chain: KMC X11-93
Crankset: Campagnolo Potenza 11
Wheels: Miche Race 707
Tyres: Michelin Dynamic Sport 700x x 25mm
Handlebar: Deda Elementi Zero 44cm
Stem: Deda Elementi Zero
Seatpost: Tifosi Carbon Post
Saddle: Prologo Kappa RS
Weight: 8.64kg w/o pedals
Tifosi SS26 first impressions
The dropped stays out back give the bike a BMC-ish silhouette Oli Woodman / Immediate Media
While the area around the head tube looks a little like a Genesis Datum Oli Woodman / Immediate Media
We think that the SS26 frameset kind of looks like a mix of BMC’s signature and aggressively dropped boxy seatstays out back, mixed with lines similar to the Genesis Datum up front.
Dear Bike Industry, can we please have more of this? Oli Woodman / Immediate Media
The paint scheme will no doubt divide opinion, but we’re personally quite fond of it — it’s always refreshing to see a bike that isn’t painted in another drab tone of meh.
The bike is tied together at either end with thru-axles Oli Woodman / Immediate Media
The bike uses thru-axles at both ends, flat mount brakes and a BB86 press fit bottom bracket. Despite its focus on all day riding, the bike has no provisions to fit mudguards.
This is one of the first bikes equipped with Campagnolo’s hydraulic disc brakes that we’ve got in for test Oli Woodman / Immediate Media
Potenza is a relatively rare sight Oli Woodman / Immediate Media
The bike is built around a Campagnolo Potenza groupset. We test a lot of SRAM and Shimano equipped bikes here at BikeRadar, so it’s a real treat to see something different.
Miche supplies these alloy disc wheels Oli Woodman / Immediate Media
The finishing kit comes courtesy of Deda and the wheels are from Miche. The 55cm build as pictured weighs in at a reasonable 8.64kg and can be yours for £2,499.99.
We think the bike looks resplendent in its colourful paint job Oli Woodman / Immediate Media
Keep your peepers peeled for a review of this flamboyant road-wagon in a few months time!