Campagnolo have announced several additions to their 2013 drivetrains (available now) to cater for riders who want a wider range of gears.
First are the triple crankset options for Athena, Centaur and Veloce. These are available with 52-39-30 or 50-39-30 tooth chainrings,170, 172.5 and 175mm cranks with the Athena crank compatible with 11 speed sprockets.
If you’re considering a triple, then make sure your rear derailleur can handle all the gear combinations. Campagnolo will have this information on their website.
Campagnolo Record 52-36 double crankset
For those wanting a wider gear range but who aren’t prepared to go to three chainrings, Campagnolo’s 52-36 double cranksets may fit the bill. These are being offered for Super Record, Record, Chorus and Athena (carbon) 11 speed, and you can choose crank lengths from 165, 170, 172.5 to 175mm. Claimed weights range from 607g (Super Record) to 690g (Chorus).
Finally, Campagnolo are making available two 10-speed sprocket sets for Centaur. 12-13-14-15-17-19-21-23-25-27 and 12-13-14-15-17-19-21-24-27-30. Campagnolo say “these new combinations offer a broader choice of ratio range than was possible with the previous combinations in the range, for a sprocket solution suitable for all road types, from flat and level terrain to even the steepest incline.”
12-30 10-speed sprocket set