Go compact or standard? How many times do cyclists ask themselves this same question before a race or before purchasing a bicycle?
And for amateur cyclists in particular, this can be a very common dilemma.
Campagnolo provides the answer in its 2013 range with the new crankset with 36/52 chainrings which, used in conjunction with one of the 5 sprocket options, represents the perfect choice for both long, straight and fast roads and more challenging uphill climbs.
This was something that riding enthusiasts have long been waiting for, and which Campagnolo is now proud to present to the world.
Why 52/36 rather than any other combination? The reason is simple. Campagnolo wanted to offer the broadest range of ratios possible (16), but with no loss in the vital prerequisite of derailing quality. This crankset offers the same derailing speed and precision as standard or compact components. The new 52/36 cranksets have been developed for all 11 speed Campagnolo sets - Super Record, Record, Chorus and Athena (carbon version) - and are available with cranks in the different lengths 165 - 170 - 172.5 - 175.