Campagnolo Athena chainset review£194.99

Eleven-speed alloy set

BikeRadar score4.5/5

Campagnolo, in an example of the Italian company continuing to plough their own furrow, are – at the moment anyway – refusing to go down the BB30 oversized bottom bracket route.

They're sticking with their UltraTorque two-piece bottom bracket axle, the ends of which have interlocking teeth.

It’s stiff and straightforward to install, though we’re not convinced that the circlip is needed between the drive-side bottom bracket cup and the crank spider, which is designed to prevent the bottom bracket cup unscrewing.

The all-alloy chainset looks great; a version with a carbon spider is also available, 125g lighter but over £100 dearer. The combination of chainset, front mech and chain performed flawlessly, smooth and accurate.

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