Campagnolo Reveals Previews Of 2012 Athena, Centaur, Canti Brakes And Cyclocross Wheels At Taipei Cycling Show

Campagnolo is revealing previews of a few of its 2012 products at the 2011 Taipei Cycling Show in Taiwan this week. There are new color versions of the Athena and Centaur groups, and a new black and red version of the Khamsin wheelset. Campy is also offering some cyclocross specific components for 2012 with its CX cantilever brakes in silver and black and the Bora One carbon CX wheelset.

Lots more information along with photos of both the Athena and Centaur groups, all the new wheels, and the silver cantis after the break.

CX Brakes

The new CX cantilever brakes have been specially developed to interact perfectly with the Campagnolo Ergopower 10-speed and 11-speed controls. The form of the brakes is optimized to guarantee the best transfer of braking force from the levers to the wheel and to prevent mud from accumulating between the wheel and the brakes.

The brake pads are adjustable and the distance between breaking pads ranges from 20 mm to 35 mm, which makes it possible to use tires ranging from 19 to 35 mm and rims from 19 to 22 mm.

Cable tension adjustment is fast and precise using a wheel system.

The weight of the CX cantilever brakes is only 138 grams (weight including cables and accessories).

The CX cantilever brake is available in two versions, black and silver.

BORA ONE CX WHEELS

The new Bora One CX wheels are dedicated to the most assiduous riders, who confront cyclocross competitions during the winter season.

Thanks to the 50mm profile, Bora CX wheels reduce mud accumulation to the minimum. Light and reactive, they allow you to be extremely fast on any type of terrain.

The use of a special double seal, specially designed for cyclocross use, protects the wheels from mud and dust, guaranteeing that the performance features are maintained over time.

The Bora CX wheels weigh 1350 grams.


The Khamsin in black and red.

Athena

In 2012 the Athena groupset will be available in a new version called Deep Black, added to the Bright Silver version already presented for the 2011 range.

Available options will include the Ergopower controls in carbon with core in light alloy and the full carbon crankset, in the standard and compact versions.

Athena 2012 retains all the technical and performance characteristics of the 2011 version.

Centaur

The Centaur has a new look, and for 2012 it’s proposed in two versions: Deep Black and Black&Red .

The new Black&Red k version has been created based on a special treatment for the finish of certain parts that make the groupset sportier and more aggressive. The Deep Black version is sophisticated and refined thanks to a special finish.

Available options will include the Ergopower controls in carbon with core in light alloy and the full carbon crankset, in the standard and compact versions.

The Centaur 2012 retains all the technical and performance characteristics developed for the 2011 version.

Technical information for the Centaur 2012 groupset is the same as for the 2011 season.

Comments

harp - 03/17/11 - 5:16pm

Is it me or do the ‘new’ CX brakes look like rebadged Tektro CR270 brakes??

Wolber - 03/18/11 - 9:24am

It’s just you. I think that Campagnolos had a decidedly more finished quality to them.

Slonie - 03/29/11 - 11:37pm

Good thing those cantilevers are equipped with Cyclocross Advanced Racing Technology, and don’t you forget it!

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