Campagnolo Chorus Brake Calipers

4/5 (3 Reviews)
MSRP : $129.95

Product Description

  • Dual-Pivot
  • Height: 39÷50 mm
  • Ball bearings
  • Orbital adjustment
  • Anodized

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    Reviews 1 - 3 (3 Reviews Total)

    User Reviews

    Overall Rating:5
    Value Rating:5
    Submitted by Paul a Recreational Rider from Santa Rosa, California

    Date Reviewed: November 5, 2000

    Strengths:    1. smooth braking
    2. powerful - I brake hard on steep switchback hills
    3. easy centering adjustment
    4. look cool
    5. weight - Chorus weighs less than Ultegra gruppo

    Weaknesses:    none

    Bottom Line:   
    I have Chorus brakes on both my road bikes - they are powerful and have a smooth action.
    Before the design change in 1998-1999 I couldn't reach the levers from the drops (short fingers), so I could only brake from the hoods - even with less leverage they slow me down fine on steep switchback hills.

    Chorus calipers are easy to adjust and center.

    Reviewers complain about the weight - I don't know why - the Chorus gruppo is lighter than Ultegra, so what are they complaining about? "Just say NO to ShimaNO".
    Chorus is so much cheaper than Record that it gets 5 stars for value.

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    Favorite Ride:   Wine Country roads

    Similar Products Used:   Mirage; various mountain bike brakes.

    Bike Setup:   Kestrel with Rolf wheels; Bianchi Eros steel with Mavic wheels.

    Overall Rating:3
    Value Rating:3
    Submitted by Jeff Bolstad a Road Racer from Canmore, Alberta, Canada

    Date Reviewed: May 20, 2000

    Strengths:    Work well, excellent finish work, come with campy pads

    Weaknesses:    Not as smooth as shimano and heavier

    Bottom Line:   
    These brakes work much better than the mirage units they replaced, as one would expect from a dual pivot design. However, they lack the buttery, frictionless action that one gets with shimano calipers, despite the bearings. While theoretically they could have an edge in durability, I have yet to see a shimano caliper wear out.

    The chorus units are also significantly heavier than shimano's offering.

    If you're buying a gruppo, it's not worth worrying about having an inferior brake, but if you're buying brakes or your shop is willing to substitute, get shimano (just buy campy pads when the shimano ones wear out, which shouldn't be long).

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    Similar Products Used:   Mirage, Ultegra

    Bike Setup:   Easton scandium with chorus

    Overall Rating:4
    Value Rating:4
    Submitted by Al a Road Racer from Boca Raton, FL USA

    Date Reviewed: May 3, 2000

    Strengths:    Great looks.
    Smooth, powerful braking.
    The adjustment is very easy. A small allen wrench allows for fine-tuning the centering of the calipers over the wheel.

    Weaknesses:    These calipers are a bit heavier than the ones they replaced.

    Bottom Line:   
    Although these calipers are a bit heavier than the single pivots they replaced, the smoothness and ease of adjustment makes them well worth it.

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    Favorite Ride:   All of them

    Similar Products Used:   Campy Mirage

    Bike Setup:   Bianchi Campione D'Italia. Mixture of Mirage, Veloce and Chorus; Brooks Swift Saddle

    Reviews 1 - 3 (3 Reviews Total)

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    Chorus 11 Controls with Ultra 6800 Derailleurs?

    EDIT: unless someone knows something more, it looks like my question has been answered and that this will NOT work because of different actuation ratios in Campy and Shimano Derailleurs. Hi all – Background on me: - huge fan of campy ultrashift controls - insist on doing all my own wrenching - w ... Read More »

    Chorus 2015 cranks with Athena everything else?

    Hi guys! I've searched the forums for anything that hints the above, didn't [I]exactly[/I] find anything.. But anyhow, I was wondering. I currently have the Athena 11s group (Idk which year, with the UT crank if that helps) and I'm thinking of upgrading to the 2015 Chorus cranks. And contradictor ... Read More »

    New Veloce vs. old Chorus? WWMD?

    I crashed and ruined a 10 speed Carbon Chorus med. cage rear derailleur. I think it's the last 10 speed carbon Chorus Campagnolo made. The only carbon is the face plate with 'chorus' written on it. The question is, do the new Veloce rear derailleurs work better than the old Chorus? If so I'll go ... Read More »

    Campagnolo Chorus or Centaur - which front derailleur ?

    Hello! I have sent my stuff to the Campagnolo UK service centre, and they have completely restored my 9 - speed setup, that is from 1998.It is now upgradeable to 9 speed, although I was thinkig of buying a pair of Chorus 10 - speed shifters, the QS version.I now need a front derailleur for my non - ... Read More »

    6 yr. old Chorus shifters and new 10 speed rear derailleur ?

    I have 6 year old carbon chorus shifters. Am I going to have any trouble if I get a new short cage 10 speed rear derailleur? Will it shift OK?Read More »

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