Campagnolo Athena chainset review

Eleven-speed alloy set

Our rating 
4.5 out of 5 star rating 4.5
GBP £194.99 RRP | USD $325.63
Campagnolo Athena Chainset

Our review

Great looks, good performance, but no lightweight
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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.

Product Specifications


Name Athena Alu Chainset (10)
Brand Campagnolo

Weight (g) 826
Material Aluminium
Chainring Size (No of Teeth) 39 53
Chainring Set-up Compact Double
Crank Arm Lengths 170mm 172.5mm 175mm