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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.
Campagnolos objective is to provide both professional and amateur cyclists with the best braking system possible, adapted to their riding style. There are those who prefer to always have the maximum power available (dual pivot on the front and rear), and those, on the other hand, who prefer more controlled and modulated braking, with the monopivot in place of the dual on the rear brake. Skeleton brakes feature: No-bend arms, modularity, reduced weight. A special brake compound ensuring better braking performance in all weather conditions and less wear on the braking track, and dual pivot front and rear design for enhanced braking action.
SHAMAL ULTRA C17: The Best in Aluminum Wheelsets Just Got Better
The Shamal wheelset represents somewhat of a cornerstone in fine performance wheelworks and as such it has been at the forefront of innovation since its inception over 20 years ago. Born as the very first complete wheelset with each component in its build being specifically designed as a complete unit to ensure unparalleled efficiency and performance the Shamal continued to introduce new technologies that would change the way aluminum performance wheels were produced. So advanced was the Shamal in its early stages that it was found also in World Tour competition often and to this day is still perhaps the most race ready aluminum wheelset available.
A long list of innovative technologies found its way into the cycling world thanks to this wheelset such as:
The modern Shamal Ultra includes all of the aforementioned technologies and represents years of solid research and development that culminates in the newest version of this prestigious line of wheels, the SHAMAL ULTRA C17. This new, wider profile meets the C17 standard and is perfect for use with the increasingly popular tire sizes. Available in both a clincher only version in addition to a 2-Way Fit™ version, the new Shamal Ultra was studied specifically to increase compatibility with 25 and 28mm. This new rim/tire interface proves to be more aerodynamic when compared to the same size tires mated to a C15 rim. The new C17 also allows for a more surefooted grip on the road in addition to increased comfort while increasing rigidity and thus reactivity at the same time thanks to its wider stance and optimized material usage.
Both versions of the new Shamal Ultra C17 will continue to use a carbon fiber hub body with extra smooth USB bearings to make them as efficient as possible. The hubs for this newly designed wheel will continue to be differentiated between front and rear in order to optimize weight savings while considering structural and performance necessities that change with the individual roles of the two wheels. The 16 aerodynamic anodized aluminum spokes on the front wheel are laced radially while the 21 spokes of the rear wheel are grouped in the Mega G3 pattern, famous not only for its fantastic performance but also for its innovative design.
A new adjusting lock ring with microsetting has trickled down to this new C17 version from the Bora family, further highlighting the Shamal’s status as a top tier race wheel. The new advanced SHAMAL ULTRA C17 represents the same fantastic performance that has made it THE go to aluminum race wheel for the better part of two decades while adding more versatility and performance.