Cycling Weekly’s video manager Sam Gupta, had the opportunity to ride a bike equipped with all new Super Record Wireless at the launch event in Italy. These are purely first impressions and we’ll bring you a far more in-depth review as soon as we can.
You’ll find plenty of in-depth information in our news article on the all new Campagnolo Super Record Wireless groupset, but the headlines are a mightily impressive price tag – $5,399/£4,499, a completely wireless set up (as the name suggests), no rim brake option and no more famous Campagnolo thumbshifters.
I’ll kick off with the ergonomics. My initial feeling was that both shifter buttons felt a little too similar. I would have loved to have had a bit more of an obvious difference in feel between them, so that I can build up a sub-conscious understanding of which each does what without having to think about it.
Like anything new, they might just take some time to get used to – especially if you’re a long time Campagnolo user – but I do wonder if, come winter and when full fingered gloves are needed, it might be a bit too easy to hit the wrong button.
It’s not just the buttons that are new for these levers, they’ve been fully redesigned from the ground up. This has resulted in an all new shape, one which is claimed to be even more ergonomic. However, I didn’t feel that these levers represented a vast improvement over the outgoing ones.
First off, […]