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Campagnolo - Passion and Performance

01 December 2014

The 2015 Groupsets are finally in at our supplier and can be bought through the site. One of our lucky team members got the opportunity to go visit the Campag factory last week and meet the man himself. More to come on that, in the mean time here's a bit of a Campag recap...

The preferred componentry brand of cycling aficionados the world over, Campagnolo’s reputation for staggeringly beautiful products and an exquisite attention to detail separate them from other, larger scale manufacturers. Based out of their factory in Vicenza, halfway between the natural beauty of Lake Garda and the man made marvels of Venice, Campagnolo have stayed true to their philosophies for over 80 years.

 

The Campagnolo factory in Vicenza. ©Lennard Zinn /velonews.com

Beauty and detail are only half of the story though. Their components work, and they work very well. Over the years they have been rode to victory in grand tours, cobbled classics and time trials, as well as setting records on the track. Riders such as Coppi, Bartali and Merckx, names that evoke memories of some of cycling’s greatest moments, were early flag-bearers for the company and racked up an impressive set of results between them (including a combined 27 GT’s).

 

Eddy Merckx and Tulio Campagnolo, after the 1976 Milan San Remo. ©Campagnolo

Their successes have continued into the modern era, with the superstars Vincenzo Nibali and Nairo Quintana riding Campagnolo components to victory in the Tour de France and Giro d’Italia respectively in 2014. The company currently sponsors 5 UCI World Tour level teams, with most opting for the top of the range Super Record EPS groupset, the lightest electronic shifting groupset in the world.

So if performance is what you’re looking for, you can’t go wrong with Campagnolo. Why not have a look at this years range here http://roadcycleexchange.com/collections/group-sets



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