Every Campagnolo product leaves the factory only when it has proven to live up to the Campagnolo quality standard. This range wide performance standard is Campagnolo’s way of ensuring an improved cycling experience for all those who choose to ride their products. Another factor to consider is the “trickle down” effect of top-end technology and solutions originally designed for the benefit of our World Tour level athletes. This effect brings several technologies found on Super Record to more accessible groupsets in the Campagnolo range and there is no groupset that has benefitted more from this than the newest group in the Revolution 11+ family: POTENZA 11™.
Potenza 11™, which in Italian means strength or power, is designed around the strengths that made its higher tier Revolution 11+ brethren so successful. So evident is this shared DNA that many components of the groupset will require a close look beyond the logo to identify any significant difference which often is represented by a mere change in material.
The design of the 4 arm carbon fibre cranksets that so well identify the Super Record, Record and Chorus groupsets has also found its way into this fantastic new groupset, albeit in an aluminium construction. The Potenza crankset is made with both left and right crank arms in hollow forged aluminium to keep weight to a minimum while maintaining the same performance characteristics of its carbon fibre counterparts. Potenza’s 11™ 4 arm spider design makes for one single crankarm for all chain ring options thanks to its unified bolt pattern which allows for all 3 chain ring standards 53/39, 52/36 and 50/34 to be built upon the same crankset. Changing between compact and standard with the Potenza 11™ groupset is as easy as changing 8 bolts and two chain rings.
While the new 4-arm bolt pattern offers advantages in terms of practicality, the Campy Tech Lab designed it primarily with performance characteristics in mind. The 8 bolt pattern with a spider arm design holds the chainring in place by way of the bolt and also supports the chainring and in doing so, increases system rigidity to the point of surpassing its direct competitors in laboratory tests. This Potenza 11™ performance cranksets will be available in 170, 172,5 and 175 crankarm lengths as well as in all three chainring configurations 50/34, 52/36 and 53/39.