Campagnolo Veloce Brake Calipers

4.5/5 (2 Reviews)
MSRP : $85.00

Product Description

Campagnolo's Veloce Road Brakes continue Campy's obsessive attention to detail and jewel-like finishes. The Campagnolo Veloce brakes have a dual-pivot design on the front for ultimate stopping power and a single pivot in the rear. Special b...

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Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by indricothere a Road Racer

Date Reviewed: August 26, 2004

Strengths:    Smooth braking power.
Easy to adjust.
Fine looking polish.

Weaknesses:    Not much.

Bottom Line:   
I upgraded my old 95 veloce brakes for a set of new ones in 2002. They are much lighter and easier to adjust than their previous models. The double pivot design is solid and braking is very smooth. I have used them for over 3500 miles and they stop perfectly.

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Similar Products Used:   Ultegra, Dura Ace Brakes

Bike Setup:   Bianchi Veloce. Full Veloce components. Celeste Italian Stallion.

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Jim from Granada Hills, CA

Date Reviewed: March 28, 2001

Strengths:    These brakes are not as nicely finished as the Record or Chorus, about equal to Daytona. This is noticeable only upon close inspection. The brakes are very stiff, more so than Ultegra 6400 or 105 but I like the feeling.There is no brake fade with the stock pads during long steep descents. In the scheme of Campagnolo hierarchy this design is the same as 1998/99 Mirage.

Weaknesses:    The cable pinch bolt arrangement. For the 2000 model Campy is using an allen head bolt and washer not the more common bolt and block on a pivot. It is possible to wind the cable up as you tighten the bolt down unless you are careful. This also allows the cable strands to unravel a bit as they willnot all fit under the flat of the washer. The other style that Shimano uses and as seen on the higher end Campy brakes is much better.
It is only a matter of personal preference but I like having a quick release incorporated into the brake caliper not at the lever as Campy has done with the advent of dual pivot designs

Bottom Line:   
If you want great performance and acceptable looks at an affordable price then go for it.

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Favorite Ride:   Simi Ride or Muff Sprint-Venice

Price Paid:    $45.00

Purchased At:   ebay

Similar Products Used:   Shimano 600 Ultegra and 105, Campy Super Record, Dia Compe GS500, MAFAC Competition

Bike Setup:   Specialized Epic Comp, Carbon, 1992

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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 Xenon and Veloce compatibility

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1998 Bianchi Veloce fork

I have a size 55 cm 1998 Bianchi Veloce. Great bike. I am looking for original fork geometry. Along the way I "upgraded" to a carbon fork and other more modern bits and rode it for a while. It was nice...then I got a new Ti bike and didn't ride the Bianchi anymore. I got the idea of restori ... Read More »

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