Super Record 12 Ergopower Lever and Disc Brake Caliper by Campagnolo
For many cyclists, the pinnacle of bicycle shifting and braking comes from a firm from Italy known as Campagnolo. Not many brands have the history and racing achievements quite like the firm from Vincenzo. Early on, its inventions were born of necessity with founder Tullio Campagnolo responsible for creating the first quick-release lever as his hands were so frozen in a race, he couldn't undo the wingnuts holding his wheel in the dropouts to repair a flat tire. The brand later brought us adjustable gear ratios with a rod-operated derailleur that later evolved into the cable-pull parallelogram derailleur we are familiar with today. And while it faces steep competition from the two S's, it only focuses on building high-end, race-level components designed with a heavy amount of testing and racing to guide production, so when the product does reach the market, it's ready to go with all of the bugs worked out. Case in point is the Super Record 12 Ergopower Hydraulic Lever and Disc Brake Caliper. Campy provides the excellent Ergopower shifting internals offering up precise and positive shifting and called on the German braking experts at Magura to help it develop a powerful, safe, and reliable hydraulic system. We're completely on board with hydraulic disc brakes on all bikes, road included, and Campy's on board as well, and the increased stopping power and modulation over rim calipers has to be ridden to be fully appreciated. What's impressive with these new 12-speed mechanical shifting and hydraulic brake combo levers is how closely Campy was able to retain its excellent ergonomics and aesthetics. The hoods are almost indistinguishable from its non-hydraulic brother, only gaining a few millimeters in height in order to accommodate the hydraulic reservoir. If anything, that extra height only serves to further increase hand security which is a boon in the rain, over bumpy roads, or if you decide to leave the gloves at home. The shifting continues the excellence that ...
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