Campagnolo Xenon Chainset compact review

While Shimano's Tiagra crankset gets the Hollowtech 2 treatment for 2007, Campagnolo sees fit to retain the tried and trusted but recalcitrant taper axle system on this crank.

Our rating 
3.5 out of 5 star rating 3.5
£44.00 RRP
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Our review

A dated design but it still works well enough.
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While Shimano’s Tiagra crankset gets the Hollowtech 2 treatment for 2007, Campagnolo sees fit to retain the tried and trusted but recalcitrant taper axle system on this Xenon crank.

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The outer chainring has pinned and ramped teeth to optimise shifting performance, but we’d replace the inner steel chainring at some point to save weight.

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The pinned and profiled teeth help the chain to shift smoothly between chainrings, and while the satin black painted finish is prone to chips, it can be touched up easily.

Product Specifications

Product

Name Xenon Chainset Compact
Brand Campagnolo

Bottom Bracket Included No
Chainrings Included Yes
Crank Length 175
Description The cranks interface with the traditional square taper bottom bracket
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Splined Crank No
Weight (g) 697
Colour Black
Material Steel
Gearing 34/50
Fits Shell Width 68mm 70mm
Chain Speed Compatibility 10
Bottom Bracket Type Square
Crank Arm Lengths 170mm 172.5mm 175mm
Chainring Options Double
Bolt Circle Diameter 110mm