POTENZA 11: (italian) noun – power, intensity, strength
Campagnolo doesn’t produce different degrees of performance. There is a standard Campagnolo performance that is a prerequisite for any product that bears the iconic Italian name and the Potenza 11 groupset is a prime example of the high standards required for our componentry. The highest-tier aluminum groupset available offers the same race-winning shifting performance as its carbon fiber counterparts seen atop professional rider’s bikes. For the most part the only differences between the two are represented by slight changes in the material used in their construction.
Potenza 11, which in Italian is a noun which means strength or power, is designed around the strengths that made its higher tier Revolution 11+ brethren so successful: lightning fast shifting, embrace technology, fantastic ergonomics, Campagnolo performance and reliability.
The newest addition to the Revolution 11+ family comes in the form of the Potenza 11 groupset and just as its name implies, its strength will help you power your way to the finish line.
Potenza 11 Ergopower controls
Speed and performance mean nothing if you aren’t in control. The Potenza Ergopower commands maintain the fantastic ergonomics of the entire Campagnolo Revolution 11+ line offering a grip and control that is identical to the versions professional riders respect and demand.
The ergonomics of the Potenza 11 commands have been meticulously studied to ensure not only comfort and a surefooted grip but also easy and efficient access to essential commands for braking, upshifting and downshifting from any position. An EPS style downshifting lever on both right and left ergopower commands takes ergonomics one step further as it adds a premium feature generally associated with Campagnolo electronic drivetrains.
Potenza 11 rear derailleur
If the Potenza 11 rear derailleur looks almost identical to that of the Super Record, it is because its design takes a great deal of inspiration from the recently launched Revolution 11+ drivetrains and guarantees a similar degree of shifting performance as a result. Changing only the materials used in its construction the Potenza 11 rear derailleur is capable of shifting with the precision and speed of the Super Record version with the only compromise coming in the form of weight.
Thanks to sophisticated solutions such as Embrace technology, riders using Potenza 11 can count on highly efficient power transfer, secure grip, efficient chain/cassette interface and longer component life previously attributed only to the elite mechanical transmissions from Campagnolo.
Potenza 11 front derailleur
The Potenza 11 front derailleur bears a striking resemblance to those of the Revolution 11+ mechanical groupsets found on professional team bikes as Campagnolo engineers sought to not only add the same fresh aesthetics but also a performance on par with that enjoyed by the pros.
The Potenza 11 front derailleur for example boasts an upper body that has a design nearly identical to that of the Super Record mechanical model complete with longer arm to ensure less effort required to derail to a larger gear. One of the only differences that can be immediately seen comes in the form of the newly developed one-piece steel cage with a similar shape to the Super Record version. Potenza 11 is similar in design yet incorporates different materials to ensure derailing performance on par with Super Record with only a minor difference in weight.
Potenza 11 crankset
The design of the 4 arm carbon fiber cranksets that so well identify the Super Record, Record and Chorus groupsets has also found its way into this fantastic Potenza 11 drivetrain, albeit in an aluminum construction. The Potenza crankset is made with both left and right crank arms in hollow forged aluminum to keep weight to a minimum while maintaining the same performance characteristics of its carbon fiber counterparts.
Potenza’s 4 arm spider design makes for one single crankarm for all chainring options thanks to its unified bolt pattern which allows for all 3 chainring standards 53/39, 52/36 and 50/34 to be built upon the same crankset. Changing between compact and standard with the Potenza groupset is as easy as changing 8 bolts and two chainrings.
Campagnolo 11 sprockets
The Campagnolo 11 range of cassettes offer 11 gears of fantastic shifting performance, honed by 80 years of metalworking and race-winning experience. When dealing with cassettes it is all a game of numbers and the Campagnolo 11 series has them all…a wide range of gearing keeps allows you to dial in the drivetrain to the course ahead. The latest version of Campagnolo quality craftsmanship this new range of is available in the following combinations: 11-25, 11-27, 11-29, 11-32 and 12,27…all of which are capable of keeping you riding toward the front race after race.
Fluidity, smoothness, and noise reduction: the 5.5mm Chorus chain fully meets the quality and performance standards of the 11-speed groupsets.
The strength of the treated steel links is absolute, and the Ultra-Link closure system guarantees safety and the long life of the chain.