Campagnolo became the first major component manufacturer with a 12 speed drive train last year, but that was mechanical only. That meant pro teams riding Campagnolo primarily rode 11 speed EPS systems to utilize electronic shifting.
Compromise is no more, now that Campagnolo has electrified its new Super Record 12speed.
Here are the details:
- New electronic derailleurs use the same 12speed architecture as the mechanical groups
- Only two 12 speed cassettes will be available; and 11-29 and 11-32, both with single tooth jumps to the 7th sprocket
- The levers use the same shifting logic as 11speed EPS (one button, one job)
- Shifter ergonomics has been completely redesigned
- The new battery is longer and slimmer and offers 10% more ride time between charges
- Everything works with the MyCampy App
- Disc and rim brake versions will be available
- A complete 12speed Campagnolo Super Record EPS groupset will cost $4636 for disc brake setups and $4292 for rim brakes.
The Nitty Gritty
The new 12speed Super Record EPS rear derailleur comes in a single 72.5mm cage version that shifts through either of the two available cassettes: 11-29 or 11-32. Combined with the available 50/34 chain rings the group offers a good low range, but doesn’t deliver a 1-1 gear ration for climbing. The other chain ring combos available are 52/36 and 53/39. Similar to its mechanical counterpart, the rear derailleur uses the new “embrace” movement to keep the pully closer to each sprocket. Gravel and all-road cyclist should take note, the upper body of the rear derailleur includes a return spring which manages tension over rough surfaces.
The new 12speed Super Record EPS front derailleur also takes notes from its mechanical counterpart, it uses the same alloy inner cage and carbon outer cage. When cross chained the front derailleur will automatically adjust to maintain efficiency and reduce noise.
The new shift levers, have been significantly redesigned with new hoods. The primary goal of the redesign was to improve vibration damping. In addition, there is a new curve to the brake lever, larger shift inputs, new pivot points for better brake leverage, and reach and brake contact points can be adjusted easily.
By using the MyCampy App combined with the groupsets BLE (Bluetooth Low Energy) and ANT+ connectivity the shift inputs themselves can be adjusted. Sans phone, battery level and fine adjustments can be made straight from the levers with the mode button.
Another nice upgrade, the interface unit can now be installed in the frame or bar ends.
Everything else that comprises the groupset (crankset, hydro/rim brakes, chain) is essentially unchanged from the mechanical 12speed group launched last year.
Campagnolo Super Record EPS 12speed Weights and Prices
Super Record EPS 12 Speed Disc Brake
2505 grams / $4636
Super Record EPS 12 Speed Rim Brake
2255 grams / $4292