Campagnolo is a famous manufacturer of road bike components. The company was founded in 1933 by Tullio Campagnolo and has its headquarter in Vicenza/Italy.
The first milestones in the construction and development of bicycle components
were quick release skewers
of bicycle hubs
or the parallelogram derailleur shifting (which is the technical concept of every derailleur shifting system nowadays).
has focused itself on attributes like performance, innovation and quality, which led to a constant expansion.
While in 1950 Campagnolo was employing 123 people, this number has increased to more than 690.
In 2004/2005 an annual sales of 101 million Euro has been achieved.
Campagnolo also has a brand called Fulcrum
in its portfolio, which offers cranksets
Since 2008 Fulcrum also offers a complete range of mountainbike
During the mid 1990s Campagnolo
tried to venture into new markets like racing engines, helicopter parts and Formula 1 components,
but decided to fully concentrate its engineering power to bike components
In the last years Campagnolo has introduced many innovations, especially a lightweight 11-speed drivetrain or the wide use of carbon fibers in many of their bicycle components
The production of wheels and wheelsets
second largest share of sales after their road racing groups.
Campagnolo competes with the japanese Shimano
and the american bike parts manufacturer SRAM
Campagnolo offers various different road groups, which are listed below (in descending order by quality):
- Campagnolo Super Record
- Campagnolo Record
- Campagnolo Chorus
- Campagnolo Athena
- Campagnolo Centaur
- Campagnolo Veloce
The use of carbon in its components has been constantly increased by Campagnolo,
especially in their cranksets, rear derailleurs
, Ergopower levers, wheels and
Campagnolo has fine-tuned the performance of their groupsets, ensuring a smooth, precise and durable performance, which satisfies not only professional cyclists.