The new Centaur™ groupset has been conceived and designed with one precise objective: to offer a 10s groupset with the best shifting performance in its class.
It was an extremely difficult objective that enhanced the experience of the Campy Tech Lab™ engineers and led to the new Centaur™ 2011.
The new Ergopower™ controls with "classic" Campagnolo® two-lever system and the new Power Shift System™ for controlling the drivetrain, along with the new crankset with Power Torque System™ bottom bracket and rear derailleur of 11s derivation, all make the Centaur™ 2011 the perfect choice for those who want the top-of-the-line 10-speed.
The ergonomic design of the Campagnolo® Ergo- Power™ controls also used for our 11s groupsets provides the most correct and secure support for the hands in all driving positions.
The Centaur™ ErgoPower™ controls feature the Power Shift System™ mechanism, which makes it possible to move the chain by three sprockets in downshifting and one in upshifting.
Features: • Vari-cushion™ hoods: hypoallergenic, stretchy, UV protected material, with variable density: Greater comfort even after long hours on the bike, more safety • Double curvature break lever: Faster brake response in all cycling positions and maximum safety • Ultra-Shift™ design: Greater support area for the hand - greater safety and ease of movement of the shifter/brake levers in all conditions • Exclusive Power Shift™ Mechanism: User friendly - 3-sprocket up shifting and 1-sprocket downshifting in a single stroke • Carbon-fiber version with aluminium core available: Greater shock resistance - racing style
Specification: • For caliper brakes • Double/triple crankset compatible • Composite body • Brake lever in carbon brake lever with aluminium core • Ball bearings • Power-Shift mechanism • Ergonomic brake lever with high fulcrum • Closer brake lever • Brake opening control integrated with the brake lever • Insert for large hands • Vari-Cushion™ silicone hoods • No-Bulge™ housing path • Minimum friction housings • Front derailleur micro-adjustment possibility • Multiple shifting • Weight: 373g
Rated 4 out of 5 by Anonymous Multible road ergo comford
The ergoshaped hoods not only has a wonderfull agressive attitude with the inward sweep at the top but also very comfortable providing numerous hand positions. The upshift button can be operated by the thumb from the drops and when resting high on the bar with the pinky. Adding to the comfort and versatility is the "large hands insert" witch also adds an extra bit of reach for the hoods. The brake release mechanism built into the STI works quite well. I very much reccomend these for road but the downshift button is however, in my oppinion, not suited for Cyclo Cross.
30 August 2012
Rated 4 out of 5 by Anonymous VERY ANNOYED
I went into my man-cave the other evening and set-about removing my old Vento levers, bar tape and cables in readiness to fit my new Centaur levers. Then I discovered that Campagnolo in their wisdom have substituted a simple Allen key securing bolt with a "TORX" bolt. So that was the end of my lever fitting session for the evening and left with an unridable bike. So the next day I'm off to the hardware store to buy a set of Torx keys (11 out of 12 will probably never be used) so that I can fit the new levers. Dumb move Campagnolo, what's wrong with Allen keys? If changes are necessary, why aren't consumers warned about this in the description? Maybe I'm wrong about this, but the brake levers look like they're made of aluminium (not carbon), but with a carbon look-alike coating and the internal mechanism of the levers is in clear view on the thumb tab side of each lever. I now hope that these levers will work well enough to justify the difficulty in fitting them. By the way, Torx keys are similar in appearance to Allen keys, but with star shaped ends.
28 July 2011
Rated 5 out of 5 by Anonymous Nice
Really nice regonomic shape, and very comfortable. Quality finish. A little tricky to install. Excellent quality of cables included. Only downside is the shift paddle has quite a bit of "slop" meaning you have to sweep it quite a distance before the shift is made. Sram and shimano both are tighter in this regard. Never tried the higher end Campy so cant speak for them. Shifting is accurate and reliable with a solid feel. A great value and sharp looking shifters.
19 May 2011
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