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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    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

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