This is the brand new Campagnolo Potenza road bike groupset, a mid-range mechanical group aiming to go head-to-head with Shimano’s popular Ultegra system.
It’s a great example of trickle-down technology, with Potenza borrowing many of the technologies found in the company’s high-end Super Record group.
Only available in mechanical form (so no electronic), Potenza highlights include:
The Potenza 11 Ergopower shifters offer an amazing amount of technology and sophistication for a groupset at this price point. With your hands around the Potenza 11 shifters you can rest assured you are in perfect control no matter what the road throws in front of you.
The Potenza 11 speed rear derailleur incorporates top-end performance and technology to make it one of the best performing derailleurs on the market. It is now also incredibly versatile thanks to the fact that it is offered in a medium cage that works flawlessly with the new 11-32 cassette.
The Potenza 11 front derailleur features many of the same technologies found in Campagnolo’s top-level groupsets to offer the best shifting experience possible.
The Potenza chainset is made from hollow forged aluminium that offers high performance at an incredibly light weight.
Sitting alongside the new Potenza groupset is another new release from Campagnolo, the Shamal Ultra C17 Road Wheelset which has been the company’s flagship aluminium wheel since its inception over 20 years ago.
It was developed as the very first complete wheelset with each component in its build being specifically designed as a complete unit to ensure unparalleled efficiency and performance.
The new Shamal C17 was developed specifically to increase compatibility with 25 and 28mm tyres that are becoming increasingly popular due to their improved aerodynamics and reduced rolling resistance.
They feature a carbon fibre hub body with extra smooth USB bearings to make them as efficient as possible. The hubs for this newly designed wheel are differentiated between front and rear in order to optimise weight savings while considering structural and performance necessities that change with the individual roles of the two wheels.
The 16 aerodynamic anodised aluminium spokes on the front wheel are laced radially while the 21 spokes of the rear wheel are grouped in the Mega G3 pattern, famous not only for its fantastic performance but also for its innovative design.