Some people gulp when they see the carbon-fiber outer shift plate of Campagnolo's Super Record and Record front derailleurs. For the people who find this unsettling, but want all the performance of Campagnolo 11-speed shifting, the solution is to go with the Chorus 11 Front Derailleur.
The Chorus 11 shares the same cage shapes, the same Z-curved aluminum inner plate, the same improved lever-pull geometry, and the same stiffness as Super-Record and Record. It just replaces the carbon fiber of the top-level derailleur's outer shift plate with anodized aluminum, and it has polished aluminum clamp (if you're not going with a braze-on mount).
The Chorus derailleur is compatible with both compact (110mm bolt circle diameter) and standard (130 and 135mm bcd) chainrings, but the cable pull routing has been changed. The cable now runs in a more direct line from the bottom bracket shell to the pinch bolt. Before, you would bend the cable around the pinch bolt before cinching it. The cable no longer needs to be bent. Campagnolo front shifting was always fast and easy, but this adds some quickness to the action. And remember that it's designed for 11-speed cranks, chains, and Ultra-Shift Ergopower levers, not 10-speed.
The Campagnolo Chorus 11 Front Derailleur can be had in three different ways -- braze-on, 32mm clamp, and 35mm clamp. It can handle a maximum 54 tooth chainring and a maximum large/small ring differential of 16 teeth. The clamp is Polished Aluminum and the pivot and the outer cage is Black. The inner cage is Brushed Aluminum.
|Campagnolo Record 11 Front Derailleur||$136.50 - $156.00|
|Campagnolo Super Record 11 Front Derailleur||$168.00|
|Campagnolo Record 11 EPS Front Derailleur||$513.75|
|Campagnolo Chorus 11 Rear Derailleur||$214.00 - $285.00|