For years, Campagnolo has been telling us that a rear dual-pivot brake is too powerful and that a single-pivot both reduces the power and sheds weight. That may all be true, and we're not gonna argue it. However, they're bringing back the dual-pivot rear in the updated Campagnolo Record 11 Skeleton Brake Calipers for those who want the dual pivot choice for the rear brakes.
But the dual-pivot rear is not the only new feature on the new skeleton brake calipers. They've also re-designed the brake shoes and the brake pads and given them updated graphics. A quick look tells you that the shape of the brake shoe is different -- you can see it from the relieved and skeletonized aluminum and by the new shape of the wheel guides. What's harder to see is that this new design also incorporates a safety tab to prevent the blocks from accidentally falling out. The tab is in the back half of the shoe and is released with a little leverage from a small flat screwdriver.
The new shoe also calls for a new pad. Campagnolo's new pads are designed to be a more complete all-weather compound that wears less on the rim.
Otherwise, this is largely the same second-generation forged skeleton design that is about strength and ease of use as much as it is about lightness. Strength from the fact that nothing on this brake is machined. Ease of use from the ball-bearing pivots and snappy spring. Lightness from the design as well as a full complement of titanium bolts, nuts, and hardware.
The Campagnolo Record 11 Skeleton Brake Calipers have a reach of 40-50mm. The brake quick release is on the brake lever blade. They come in Black.
|Campagnolo Chorus 11 Skeleton Brake Calipers||$169.00|
|Campagnolo Record 11 D Skeleton Brake Calipers||$284.00|
|Campagnolo Super Record 11 D Skeleton Brake Calipers||$314.00|
|Campagnolo Chorus 11 D Skeleton Brake Calipers||$184.00|