View Full Version : who will make the leap to these....

04-02-2008, 06:12 AM
looks like Campy is starting to a handle on this whole ergo thing.... :rolleyes:


time will tell

04-02-2008, 06:32 AM
looks like a shimano lever.

finally got there.

04-02-2008, 06:40 AM

04-02-2008, 06:51 AM
big blobs' of carbon................. throwing mud ball against a wall :crap:

04-02-2008, 06:53 AM

04-02-2008, 06:55 AM
edited: yuk

Big Dan
04-02-2008, 07:43 AM

04-02-2008, 08:29 AM
I like 'em.

04-02-2008, 08:33 AM
looks fine. i want to know how's' it work?

04-02-2008, 08:37 AM
Then again, I'm more of an alloy guy myself.

04-02-2008, 08:42 AM
I see more SRAM in my future.

04-02-2008, 08:43 AM
...most of the pictures are of the electronic levers.......It will be interesting to see what the MECHANICAL levers look like...

04-02-2008, 08:59 AM
Saw those the other day, I think I'm about done with Campagnolo. I see more fred (sram/shimano mix) in my future...

sspielman, as I stated on that very same WW page last week, I seriously doubt that Campa would have two very different shapes on the market simultaneously. I imagine that eRecord and standard Record will be shaped as similar as possible.

04-02-2008, 09:08 AM
I would agree that the two versions would be similar in shape/size.
Could the Electric group put a substantial nail in campags coffin ?

04-02-2008, 10:28 AM
those are awesome. much better than the current shape. you are all a bunch of haters.


04-02-2008, 11:36 AM
Personally, I'm losing all interest in the new carbon wonder gruppo thing. If Campy had an ear to the ground, they'ld notice that the all alloy stuff is quickly becoming collectible and pricey. That says to me that the aesthetic is shifting backward and that it's time for a new all alloy Record/Chorus option - in silver.

Were I going towards the new, next gen stuff, I'd definitely be waiting to see the new D/A crank shape, or just 'making the leapmo' to the Red group, which has those lovely brakes (though the Record Skeletons are beautiful, I don't like black aluminum).


04-02-2008, 11:46 AM
Oh I don't like that shape! I'll stock up on 03 centaur parts..

04-02-2008, 11:57 AM
It is becoming increasingly clear that my future bikes will have Cane Creek brake levers and down tube shifters ( which I can still find without Carbon everywhere)

Sad to see Campag do this - when did they ever make anything without any concept of elegance or beauty?

04-02-2008, 04:19 PM
I like 'em.
Anthropomorphic is probably a better word.
Anyway, I like them. Thats not to say I'll run out to get a set when they are available.

04-02-2008, 04:44 PM
It's about time Campy updated their brifters - I like 'em, assuming the production version has a higher level of finish.

But are we doomed to zip-tie hell or is someone working on a nice way to attach the wires? And that battery pack... :confused:

04-02-2008, 06:24 PM
Looks like reach to the brakes will be reduced, or maybe its adjustable and set close. How it feels is most important...and will it be a second mortgage with the tanking of the dollar? :crap:

04-02-2008, 08:17 PM
I for one liked the older (pre '98) style ergo levers, so this 'seems' to be step in the right direction to me, but d'ang the execution is mp...


04-02-2008, 08:19 PM
WOA that's huge, how'd I do that, the pic I was lookin' at wasn't that big!

04-02-2008, 08:29 PM
WOA that's huge, how'd I do that, the pic I was lookin' at wasn't that big!
whoa atmo -
great oval concepts product shotmo.

04-02-2008, 08:30 PM
wow. I kinda like it. I might have to get a new carbon frame to go with it.

04-02-2008, 08:31 PM

04-02-2008, 08:36 PM
Whoa. The huge pic above has impacted the interwebs, the lights are dimming in Al Gore's mansion. On topic, the new Campy levers are to me, cool. Having larger hands, I enjoy resting on the hoods of Shimano and having the meat of my palm well placed while wrapping three fingers around the shifter.

04-02-2008, 08:44 PM
I think I'll hold my critisizm for a little while. My first impression is, whoa they're ugly, but if they comfort is inversely proportion to their aesthetics, I might be willing to give them a whirl.

Is this lever design restricted to the electronic version only? That's what it looks like in the pics.

Also, what's with so many people hating the carbon levers, what's the alternative....aluminum levers?

I kind of wish they offered a silver carbon option (or maybe even other colors), might be fun!

04-02-2008, 10:18 PM
Kilmer, Silver carbon, are you kidding me? That stuff is nasty bro, way way weaker. Yes those are the eRecords, but Campa, in all likelihood, will make them as similar as possible to the shape of the standard Record. And yes a lot of people find alloy levers to have a firmer feel.

whoa atmo -
great oval concepts product shotmo.

Yeah I noticed that, and 26.0 ta-boot...

04-02-2008, 10:38 PM
[QUOTE=musgravecycles]Kilmer, Silver carbon, are you kidding me? That stuff is nasty bro, way way weaker. Yes those are the eRecords, but Campa, in all likelihood, will make them as similar as possible to the shape of the standard Record. And yes a lot of people find alloy levers to have a firmer feel.

Firmer?? Wow, you guys must have some grip strength, I can't tell!! :p

04-02-2008, 10:48 PM
someone want to show me how to reduce that image a bit? When you look here it's smaller: I tried switching the last 0 to a 1 and it got real small...


Edit: Kilmer would it make more sense if I said a 'crisper' feel?

04-03-2008, 12:42 AM
In general, Campy's Great Leaps Forward are similar in efficacy to that of China's.

I'm waiting for a Nuovo Nuovo Record gruppo to drop.

04-03-2008, 12:48 AM

04-03-2008, 01:01 AM

Interestingly enough, only one rider is experimenting with the new Campagnolo electronic shifting, whereas I believe most of the Gerolsteiner squad is using the new Dura Ace electronic stuff. Correct me if I'm wrong...


04-03-2008, 01:20 AM
Awesome, awesome, awesome! Can't wait to try `em, and that's coming from a Shimano fan. ;)


Simon Q
04-03-2008, 02:30 AM
I agree that they don't fit into typical Campy aesthetics but they do look to be the most ergo shaped of any of the levers out there so could be mega comfy.

04-03-2008, 04:27 AM
sorta neat. i'll give them a shot

04-03-2008, 05:58 AM
They look like someone leaned the bike against a radiator and they melted....
I know why I am going backwards.

04-03-2008, 06:17 AM
I don't think that the new e-levers are as attractive as the current mechanical offerings, but they are not hideous...and to my eye still look better than the offerings of their competitors. One real advantage of the electronic shifting is that it may put an end to the silliness that we always see.....Rider has a setup that he has been using for two years....without changing the cables...and then "test rides" a brand new setup and instantly declares the new setup to be "far superior" to the previous generation...