Campagnolo crankset dating
Being that this won’t be branded as Super Record, Campagnolo’s famous Cult bearings won’t be available for it.Instead the Ultra will use their USB bearing which is between their standard bearing and the Cult.There was also mention of using a plastic epoxy for a permanent mounting solution.The bearings are removable from the cups so bearing replacement would not be affected, however if mounted in a permanent solution removing it to change to a different crank at a later time could be a problem.The Record Ultra Torque 11 Speed Chainset from Campagnolo is a completely redesigned crankset that has increased rigidity as well as a fresh new aesthetics.
Gone are the days of having a dedicated bolt pattern for standard chainrings and another for compact rings.
Overall I have to say I am thoroughly impressed with this crank.
Campag claims that it tests stiffer than their ultra-torque versions and with the larger spindle, I have no doubt that is the case.
The complete crankset with BB30 bottom bracket, spacers, rings, arms etc… Pretty darn light when comparing to Sram at 650grams and Shimano Dura Ace at 722grams.
Just for comparison the actual lightest crank on the market the Thm Clavicula, which when fitted with Praxis rings and Kcnc Chainring bolts is 550 grams and the Cannondale SISL is generally around 570 grams complete. The crank was a breeze to install and I have to say the preload adjustment done via a small ring between the left arm and bb was just brilliant.