Campagnolo Ultra Torque Chainset review

Campy's latest continues to meld art with engineering

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GBP £109.99 RRP | USD $338.11
Campagnolo Centaur Ultra Torque CT Chainset

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Sets the standard for engineering
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Campagnolo have finally dropped the venerable square tapered axle design in favour of this splined interface crankset that is similar to the acclaimed but rarely seen Sweet Components design of 1993.


This is a non-series related product, so it’s essentially the same from the lower level Veloce series right through to their flagship Record group.

It is available in either compact 34/50t or non-compact double with 39/53 chainrings. The aluminium cranks are moulded directly to a hollow axle that is separated in the middle by a single concealed 10mm headed Allen bolt, holding the splined ends of the axle together.


There is a complete absence of flex in use and Campagnolo should be commended for a standard of engineering design here beyond what we would normally expect from a mainstream bicycle component manufacturer. There is also a 9-speed version and all cranks are available in Race-black or Comp-silver finishes.

Product Specifications


Name Centaur Ultra Torque CT Chainset
Brand Campagnolo

Bottom Bracket Included Yes
Chainrings Included Yes
Description Requires ULTRA-TORQUE BB overboard cups and compact front derailleur. Italian and English BB threads available
Splined Crank No
Weight (g) 889
Colour Silver
Available Colours Silver
Material Aluminium
Gearing 34/50
Chainring Size (No of Teeth) 34 50
Chain Speed Compatibility 10
Bottom Bracket Type Campagnolo Ultra-Torque
Crank Arm Lengths 170mm 172.5mm 175mm
Chainring Options Double
Bolt Circle Diameter 110mm