We recently spotted a prototype “SL” version of Campagnolo’s Super Record group, and now we’re seeing an RS “Pro Team Special Edition” group on the new Colnago C60 road bike.
At first glance, there doesn’t appear to be a ton of difference between this and current parts, although we do see a bit of influence from Chorus coming into play. Scroll along for lots of pics and a bit of speculation…
The cranks shown are using their Ultra Torque two-piece spindle design, but there will presumably be an Over Torque BB30 offering, also.
The absence of a lock ring on the non-drive spindle confirms it’s Ultra Torque, not Over Torque.
They’re likely rolling on a press fit BB86.5 bottom bracket, sitting flush against Colnago’s new Thread Fit BB system.
Levers look about the same.
The front derailleur looks more like a Chorus unit, with alloy parallelograms and metal chain guides. Both Record and Super Record use carbon linkages and a carbon out plate. And this is where we start getting ideas…perhaps the RS is more of a club racer level product and the prototype “SL” items we saw could be the top line…splitting Super Record into two distinct offerings. Who knows?
And could that be a Campy chain catcher?
The rear derailleur maintains the all-carbon construction of the current Super Record. The only change we see is a more muted, semi-gloss finish and a (possibly) slightly chiseled down adjuster barrel.
Brakes look pretty much the same, too, save for revised graphic placement.
Seeing anything else? Leave it in the comments. We’ll update as we learn more!