Campagnolo Athena chainset review
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.