Hands on with Campagnolo hydro-equipped Tifosi

We take a closer look at one of our first H11 equipped test bikes

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.

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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
The dropped stays out back give the bike a BMC-ish silhouette
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While the area around the head tube looks a little like a Genesis Datum
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?
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
The bike is tied together at either end with thru-axles
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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
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
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
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
We think the bike looks resplendent in its colourful paint job
Oli Woodman / Immediate Media
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Keep your peepers peeled for a review of this flamboyant road-wagon in a few months time!