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Campagnolo stopped by last week and we got to check out the new Super Record in person. Look for a full write up coming soon, but for now, check out this video!

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Currently it's not available. This apparently was the only set floating around North America. BUT the good news is, if you're in the market for Super Record... I hear it'll start shipping at the end of the month.

MSRP? $3500!
 

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I know things somtimes take time to grow on you but those new ergo levers have a long
way to go; The current ergo levers are beautiful and that might be part of the reason why SRAM and ShimaNO's(2009) levers look similar to Campy's. I hope the new levers are way comfortable because they are lacking in the looks dept. The new rear derailleur looks bulky also, and you need a special tool for the new chain! Give me a break! Don't get me wrong, I've always used Campy and my current group, 2000 Chorus 10spd ( all alloy) is the prettiest group Campy's ever made, IMO.
Have a nice day.
 

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Beauty...

is in the eye of the beholder, but those who find the new parts most ugly probably can't afford to upgrade.

As for pricing, SR is supposed to be 17% higher than Record, Record actually drops 2% and Chorus stays the same. I assume that is at the wholesale or MSRP level. What vendors actually charge for the parts will initially be high, with prices coming down after all the wealthier buyers run out.

A smart buyer will mix and match to suit his needs.

The chain tool might not be needed, but after doing without the special Campy tool since 2000, I think I'll spring for one. The problem might be availability. I suspect a lot of vendors will get the parts, but not enough tools to support their sales.
 

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While the look of the new levers takes some time to get used to, I think the design makes sense - three finger grip for climbing, softer rubber cover, closer lever, shorter throw. All great changes.

What I think is ridiculous are the prices. $3500 for the group? Soooo, how much more is the new cassette going to be? Considering Record cassettes were about $50 - $70 more than Dura Ace, I can only imagine how much more they'll be with another cog.
 

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Considering Record cassettes were about $50 - $70 more than Dura Ace...
Been a loyal campy record/chorus guy since the 80's. Regarding the 3 top of the line groupos for 2009 (Record, Dura-Ace, Red) I think RED has them all playing catch up. This year I've been riding/racing RED on my 09 Orca and I'm very impressed with it. Btw, just paid $168.00USD for a RED cassette. How does that compare with Record?
 

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Honestly, Super Record is $3,500 for the groupo and the new Colnago frame price is supposed to be around $5,000. I find those numbers utterly incredible. Add a nice set of wheels, bars, stem, seat, and post to it and you are easily talking about over $10,000. Talk about completely unaffordable for most people. I know I won't be buying a frame at $5,000 or a groupo at $3,500, and both my wife and I are professionals that make a decent amount of money. Then again, maybe, just maybe a frame, but definitely not a groupo.

On top of that, I already have 4 Record and 1 Veloce groupo and 6 wheelsets with cassettes on them, so changing to 11 speed just isn't an option right now. If I cannot change all of them, it makes it tough to keep track of what is compatible with what.
 

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newridr said:
While the look of the new levers takes some time to get used to, I think the design makes sense - three finger grip for climbing, softer rubber cover, closer lever, shorter throw. All great changes.

What I think is ridiculous are the prices. $3500 for the group? Soooo, how much more is the new cassette going to be? Considering Record cassettes were about $50 - $70 more than Dura Ace, I can only imagine how much more they'll be with another cog.
Then don't buy the record cassettes, most normal people buy the "lower grade" cassettes/chains. If you're out to "save grams" then pucker up and pay the weightweenie tax.
 

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Then don't buy the record cassettes, most normal people buy the "lower grade" cassettes/chains. If you're out to "save grams" then pucker up and pay the weightweenie tax.
Don't you think the "lower grade" are going to jump in price, too?!?
 
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