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one60
03-26-2016, 10:08 AM
Compatibility question.

Any firsthand experience using last generation (2014?) Campagnolo 11 speed chainrings with the new Revolution (2015) FD ?

Curious if there are significant differences in the ramps & pins. Is the shifting with the new FD as quick & solid?

oldpotatoe
03-26-2016, 10:15 AM
Compatibility question.

Any firsthand experience using last generation (2014?) Campagnolo 11 speed chainrings with the new Revolution (2015) FD ?

Curious if there are significant differences in the ramps & pins. Is the shifting with the new FD as quick & solid?

Works fine, completely compatible. 2015 FD works great.

one60
03-26-2016, 10:26 AM
So no significant changes to the ramps & pins?

Blown Reek
03-26-2016, 10:31 AM
Works fine, completely compatible. 2015 FD works great.

oldpotatoe
03-26-2016, 11:03 AM
So no significant changes to the ramps & pins?

The chainrings on 2015 are stiffer, Campagnolo, along with all the other CR makers are always trying to 'improve' front der shifting, under load, making it quick and reliable. BUT mostly with front der design and CR stiffness. Where the pins, ramps and give up teeth are, particularly because they wear, means much less.

katkeeper36
03-26-2016, 06:11 PM
I could be way wrong on this (so don't flame me if I am), but I believe that another bonus to the 2015 crankset is that you can also switch from Traditional rings to Compact without having to get different crank arms.

Like I said, could be wrong. However I recently just bought a full SR11 grouppo (PlantCyclery) and chose the 2014 Compact cranks. Personally, I like the look of the old spider better, and Compact is my crankset of choice.

Muffin Man
03-26-2016, 10:30 PM
I ran this combo with 2015 chorus shifting and front der with my 2014 compact chorus crank. I originally had the 2015 chorus cranks as well, and I liked the aesthetics of 2014 cranks better, so I swapped them out. Shifting was not impacted with the change in cranks, and the bike looked way better, so it was a win win.

beeatnik
03-26-2016, 11:45 PM
^what this dude said.

The rad thing about Campy is you can run a Super Record FD from the early early 80s with a 2010ish 10v set up and it works. Conversely, you can run any crank w/ almost any drivetrain. Campa is not rocket scienze.