SU­PER RECORD

Cycling Weekly - - TECH TESTED -

The Record and Su­per Record groups dif­fer in ma­te­ri­als, weight and price. The weights: 2,041g for the Su­per Record com­pared to 2,213g for the Record.

Su­per Record uses Cam­pag’s CULT ce­ramic bear­ings be­tween the crankset and cups; Record re­lies on the USB bear­ings. The cranks use hol­low-car­bon con­struc­tion and ti­ta­nium shafts, where Record uses solid con­struc­tion arms with a steel shaft con­nect­ing the cranks. With those touches, and the ex­tra car­bon be­tween the spi­der arms, the Su­per Record crankset sees the most sig­nif­i­cant dif­fer­ences.

Su­per Record Er­gopower levers fea­ture cut-outs and its front de­railleur uses an alu­minium in­ner plate and car­bon on its outer cage plate. The rear de­railleur fea­tures more cut-outs and a car­bon outer plate.

The brake calipers look very sim­i­lar on both sets but Su­per Record’s fea­ture ti­ta­nium screws and hard­ware, as the Su­per Record groupset does through­out.

Su­per Record def­i­nitely shifts and op­er­ates smoothly, and has earned the ‘Su­per’ pre­fix with its ma­te­rial and de­sign up­grades.

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