Campagnolo Centaur UT 10sp carbon Cranksets

Centaur UT 10sp carbon

Campagnolo Centaur Carbon UT 10sp Crankset 39/53t: 1-piece unidirectional and multidirectional carbon fiber arm/spider design with an integrated (UT) Ultra-Torque, Hirth joint semi-axle bottom bracket spindle. Light alloy 10 speed chainrings sheared drawn...

User Reviews (4)

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Ma?no della Spinetta   Recreational Rider [Sep 15, 2010]
Strength:

Low weight; low Q-factor

I changed my old crankset to buy new 175mm cranks: after few rides testing it, I'm totally satisfied by this product. Low Q-Factor, light, cheap: what else?

Similar Products Used: Campagnolo Athena; FSA Omega
OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
orange_julius   Recreational Rider [Feb 22, 2010]
Strength:

Very stiff, lighter than the old system, and spins nicely at speed.

Weakness:

Higher-end versions are expensive, just like all other Campagnolo cranks. Required purchase of driver extension to install, but can't complain much.

I switched out a 2003 alu Record square-taper BB/crankset for a 2008 closeout Centaur UT, on a Cyfac Nerv Carbon.

First impression is wow, this thing is really really stiff and feels nicer than the old alu square-taper. The difference was such that my 2003 carbon-soled Pearl Izumi shoes felt like flip-flops!

Installation was fairly straightforward. So far it has been problem-free.

Similar Products Used: 2003 Record alu square-taper crankset/BB.
2004 FSA ISIS Carbon Pro.
2006 FSA SLK Carbon.
OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
4
Jeremy   Road Racer [Feb 18, 2009]
Strength:

Exceptionally light.

Much cheaper than the higher end campy carbon stuff if that's your thing.
Solid feeling.

Great chainrings-they wear well, and shift flawlessly

No creaks, loosening arms etc.

Weakness:

Bearings are very poorly sealed-wet or muddy riding will result in bearing failures in short order. My bearings siezed despite being greased twice during the year.

Replacemen bearings are difficult to find inexpensively-they are 6805 bearings, only they are 1mm thinner than standard. Be careful when buying replacements-standard, commonly available 6805 bearings will not work

Twice the cost of the alloy version, which IMO looks much nicer

I ordered the alloy compact version of this crank from PBK, and they sent me the carbon CT version by accident. I decided to keep it-even though I find it unattractive. I installed it on my main road bike, which also happens to be my cyclocross bike. I put a season of mostly dry road riding/racing on it, plus a few trail rides and several CX races in the fall.



Similar Products Used: 2006 centaur CT(alloy square taper)
FSA gossamer megaexo
various shimano square taper
OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
3
62westwallaby   Recreational Rider [Oct 27, 2008]
Strength:

Lightweight. Can feel power transfer. Looks good while not being too blingy. Ultratorque bottom bracket is awesome! Compact 50-34 rings!

Weakness:

None yet.

First modern crankset with the outboard bearings and Campy Ultratorque hollow bottom bracket. Love the feeling of direct translation of energy to the cranks with these cranks. The fact that they are so light with their carbon construction makes them even more appealing. I also prefer the appearance of the carbon on the Centaurs over the Chorus and even Record cranks. Less like a marbled kitchen countertop.

Similar Products Used: Sugino 75 track cranks, FSA cranks, Shimano 105's
OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
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