Campagnolo Over-Torque crankset unveiled

New 563g chainset from Italian company

Italian groupset specialists Campagnolo have developed a new top-of-the-range crankset, dubbed Over-Torque, which they claim is five percent stiffer and 54g lighter than its predecessor, the Ultra-Torque.


Campagnolo say the new Over-Torque crankset optimises rigidity by putting as much space between bearings as possible and using a chunky 30mm titanium spindle. The one-piece spindle replaces the two-piece axle in the Ultra-Torque, first released in 2007.  

The Vicenza-based company say the new crankset was a response to trends from frame manufacturers who are increasingly favouring oversized bottom brackets.

The Over-Torque will be available in two forms – the Comp Ultra 11-speed, weighing a relatively feathery 563g (claimed), and the Comp 1 11-speed, weighing a claimed 605g.

The new campagnolo over-torque keeps the five bolt fixture of the ultra-torque: the new campagnolo over-torque keeps the five bolt fixture of the ultra-torque

The new Campagnolo Over-Torque crankset 

Both versions are available with kits for most BB standard frames, including PF30, BB30, BB386 and frames requiring English threaded outboard cups. The cranksets come in 53/39, 52/39, 52/36 and 50/34 configurations in the three standard crank arm lengths of 170mm, 172.5mm and 175mm.


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