Who started Campagnolo?
Tullio Campagnolo Campagnolo/Founders Founded by Tullio Campagnolo, the company began in 1933 in a Vicenza workshop. The founder was a racing cyclist in Italy in the 1920s who conceived several ideas while racing, such as the quick release mechanism for bicycle wheels, derailleurs, and the rod gear for gear changing.
When did Campagnolo introduce 9 speed?
1997 Campagnolo remained at the forefront of racing technology. They were the first to come up with a 9-speed drivetrain, in 1997, and they introduced the first 10-speed version in 2000.
Is Campagnolo Athena any good?
One of the most striking and attractive things about the Athena is that it uses more polished aluminium and a lot less carbon than its more expensive cousins, although it shares the same engineering. With the retro revival, this makes it perfect for an old school-looking build.
What pedals are the pros using?
The vast majority of riders in the pro peloton use either Shimano or Look pedals because those two brands sponsor most of the WorldTour teams. Plus, some teams like to have all of their riders on the same pedals so that a domestique can give a team leader his bike in the case of a mechanical emergency.
Is Campagnolo Athena discontinued?
Some will remember Athena as a road groupset that was discontinued in 1998. Its now back for 2010 as Campagnolo trickles its new 11-speed technology to a lower price point. The new groupset opts for a silver finish, with most of the components made from aluminium to keep the price low.
What level is Campagnolo Athena?
level 11 Athena is the only entry-level 11-speed drivetrain delivering class-beating performance. Cutting edge technology accessible to all.