We know you're thinking it -- the Campagnolo Chorus 11 Speed EPS Compatible Crankset looks an awful lot like its Record sibling. After all, it utilizes the same Ultra-Torque spindle assembly for an astoundingly stiff interface, the chainrings are nearly identical, and the unidirectional carbon fiber crank arms share the same graceful shape. The difference is in the details, however, and the Chorus forgoes the Record's hollow crank arms in favor of solid arms. The result is that they're about 90 grams heavier than the Record crankset, but are no less drool-worthy.
Like Campy's Record cranks, you get the same hard-anodized aluminum chainrings, which utilize Campagnolo's XPSS. That's an acronym for eXtreme Performance Shifting System, and despite its energy-drink-inspired name, it denotes the fact that there's eight pick up points for up shifts, and two drop points for downshifts. This means that you'll experience nothing but super-fast shifts, even when you're putting down full power. They're held in place with alloy fixing bolts, and they thread into the inner-chainring. And, just like with the Record crankset, this eliminates the need for troublesome backings.
Campagnolo's Ultra Torque spindle arrangement has become widely popular for its ease of use and stiff interface. The bottom bracket bearings are pressed directly onto the spindle, which makes installation a breeze once you've installed the Ultra Torque bottom bracket cups. And the massive aluminum spindle has also been thoughtfully relieved of any excess material in order to bring the weight to a minimum without compromising its strength. Speaking of which, this version of the Chorus crankset shaves a hair under 20 grams from its predecessor, without giving up one iota of the strength and stiffness that's made it a favorite for both competitive racers and Campy-ideologues alike.
The Campagnolo Chorus 11 Ultra-Torque EPS Compatible Carbon Crankset is available in one color. The crank arms come in either a 170, 172.5, or 175mm length, and each length has the option of either a 50/34 or 52/36t chainring configuration. Please note that this crankset does not include a bottom bracket.