The Super Record 2x12-speed groupset is the highest expression of the prestigious Italian brand's technology and evolution. It is meant for those who want to fit their bicycle with the best Campagnolo has to offer in terms of performance and distinction. The drive to improve what is already considered a reference point results in every single detail being tended to, including the most minute.
The Super Record components are both extremely lightweight and very sturdy. This groupset is the crowned jewel of Campagnolo's innovation and the technologies, the materials and the expertise that the groupset is made with place it in a category apart.
In order to make optimum use of the 24 gears' full potential and to always find the ideal transmission ratio for every gradient, the drive components - above all the 12-speed cassette, which has one additional sprocket at unchanged space requirements - have been perfectly matched to one another.
The Campagnolo Super Record 12-speed groupset consists of:
- Super Record Ultra Shift Ergopower 2x12-speed
- Super Record Dual Pivot brake calipers
- Super Record Ultra Torque TI Carbon crankset 2x12-speed
- Super Record front derailleur 2x12-speed
- Super Record rear derailleur 2x12-speed
- Super Record cassette 12-speed
- Super Record chain 12-speed
- Cables and Housings
Campagnolo Super Record Ultra Shift Ergopower dual levers
The mechanical Super Record 2x12-speed Ergopower controls offer an important feature: two brake lever positions that allow riders to choose the lever/handlebar distance that is most suited to the size of their hand. It does so whilst keeping braking efficiency constant the angle of the up-shifting lever that prevents any possible contact with the curve of the handlebar. The position of the lever is adjusted by acting directly on the controls in a simple and safe manner.
The Vari Cushion technology offers an ergonomic, comfortable and safe support and grip, ideal for riders who are in the saddle for many hours. The inners of the controls boast a concentration of technologies and experience, starting with the "One Lever, One Action" feature that assigns one function to each lever in order to prevent shifting errors when tired or distracted. This is followed by the option for multiple shifting that enables upshifting up to 3 sprockets at a time and downshifting up to 5 through the Ultra Shift mechanism. The Super Record brake levers introduce a double curvature to improve grip, which are lightened by three slots.
Campagnolo Super Record Dual Pivot brake caliper
Maximum performance, steep slopes and high speeds are manageable and attainable only when armed with total safety and confidence in powerful, modulable braking.
The Campagnolo Super Record Dual Pivot brake calipers ensure the shortest braking distance and continuous total control of the braking power transmitted thanks to the Super Record exclusive shifting system and Campagnolo's proven experience in brake pad compounds.
Campagnolo developed the Dual Pivot fulcrum system because Super Record users demand exceptional braking performance. The titanium screws also enable you to reach a level of weight and aesthetic impact on par with Super Record standards.
Campagnolo Super Record Ultra Torque TI Carbon crankset
The Campagnolo Super Record 2x12-speed carbon crankset has been made lighter on the inside thanks to "Hollow Technology" which uses the Ultra Torque bracket system with a titanium axle to transfer all of the force the athlete applies to the pedal to the drivetrain. The crank can be installed on any type of frame, whether or not it is being used with disc brakes because it optimizes the chain line on the frame with a rear hub flange measuring 130, 135 or 142 mm, without affecting the Q-factor that remains constant at 145.5 mm.
The use of ceramic CULT ceramic bearings leads to obtaining the smooth ride that the Campagnolo brand is known for. The innovative design of the outer chainring ensures faster, quieter derailing owing to the contoured pin. The symmetrical design of the inner chainring teeth allows improved stability with chain crossovers.
A greater use of carbon fibres at the crank arms with the standard double B.C.D. (112 and 145 mm) reduces the weight while eight fixing screws increase the structure stiffness. The varying number of pins for each of the three chainring combinations (50/34, 52/36 and 53/39 teeth) facilitates upshifting due to the optimised free strokes associated with each combination. The special drains on the inside of the outer chainrings improve performance when downshifting in dead spots.
Campagnolo Super Record front derailleur
The Campagnolo Super Record 2x12-speed front derailleur introduces many new technologies, starting with the leverage systems designed to speed up derailing. Less effort is needed to shift owing to the split front connecting rod, which prevents contact with the travel limit screw. Whilst the shape of the inner cage plate is engineered to guarantee maximum readiness for upshifting, the external monolith carbon fibre body has been shaped to enhance the efficiency of the chain movement when going uphill and the readiness and fluidity in descent.
The aesthetic impact of the component is consistent with the rest of the Super Record groupset due to the use of unidirectional carbon fibre and titanium stop screws. Micro-adjustments to the front derailleur position, which can be activated by the Ergopower controls, help to prevent any contact with the chain, even in the case of maximum crossover. Regarding compatibility the Super Record front derailleur allows the use of tires measuring up to 32 mm thanks to the upper connector rod and the double fixing position of the control cable.
Campagnolo Super Record rear derailleur
A connector rod has been added to the Campagnolo Super Record 2x12-speed rear derailleur, as well as a UD Carbon front rocker arm that further reduces the weight of the component, lends uniformity to the aesthetics and magnifies the incredible performance of Campagnolo's signature component.
The Super Record 12-speed rear derailleur can be described as a sculpture with an innovative shape that uses 3D Embrace technology to better cradle the smaller sprockets. The technology serves a double purpose: it enables the chain to maintain optimum traction at all times, thus increasing the speed, power and precision of shifting; it also ensures that the rear derailleur is always at an ideal distance from the sprockets. The redesigned rocker arm was optimized to interface with sprockets that have from 11 to 34 teeth, thus requiring only one version for all of the sprocket packs available. The upper body of the Super Record rear derailleur is made of technopolymer plastic reinforced with carbon fibre, which contributes to the robustness and lightness of the component, whilst the titanium stop screw ensure a reduction in weight and match even better with the technical and aesthetic aspects of the component.
Campagnolo Super Record cassette
The rider has always been Campagnolo’s focus, and the goal has always been facilitating their performance; making the impossible possible. Adding an additional sprocket might seem simple, however Campagnolo has not only succeeded in maintaining the same footprint, but also improving the component’s performance and durability, which was a tricky challenge.
The Campagnolo Super Record 12-speed cassette features thinner sprockets, tighter spaces and space-saving dimensions that are the same as those of the 11-speed cassette, meeting everyone’s needs with just two sprocket sets (11-29 and 11-32 teeth). The addition of the 12th sprocket allows a linear upshift or downshift by a single tooth, up to the seventh gear, allowing the cyclist to find the perfect ratio for any situation.
In addition, the closer sprockets ensure faster, quieter and more precise shifting thanks to the special tooth design and surface treatment which guarantees a longer lifetime. The 6 larger sprockets are also available in two single-piece steel triplets, to avoid energy loss. Mounting the cassettes is easy thanks to matching-thickness spacers.
Campagnolo Super Record chain
The chain, in all its apparent simplicity, plays a critical role in the cyclist's safety and in optimizing the entire transmission mechanism.
The Campagnolo Super Record chain also had to be redesigned from scratch to work with all the other 12-speed transmission components. Therefore, the first and most important objective was reducing its overall dimensions. Its width measures just 5.15 mm, thanks to the new pins which are perfectly aligned with the links’ outer surfaces.
The second objective was safeguarding its performance. This was achieved thanks to the Ultra Linksystem that makes the chain safe and durable, and a special treatment that guarantees extreme smoothness and precision shifting.