Campagnolo Athena Carbon 11 Speed Chainset
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Campagnolo Athena 11sp Chainset
The new Athena black alloy chainset retains all the technical and performance characteristics of the 2011 all silver version. The most evident changes are immediately noticed on the first shift. Top Features of the Campagnolo Athena Black 11 Speed Power Torque Alloy Chainset Forged aluminum cranks Light alloy fixing bolts and nuts Light alloy chainrings Chainrings with XPSS(TM) (eXtreme Performance Shifting System) Chainrings with silver anodization 8 pins on the large chainring Integrated POWER-TORQUE(TM) axle Weight: 736g (C) = compact, (D) = double Optimal Positioning Of The Ball Bearing Seat: Reduces Friction To The Minimum Optimised U And Q Factors: Space Optimised Between Ankle And Crank - Maximum Lateral And Torsional Stiffness Differentiated Chain Upshift And Downshift Zones The most evident changes are immediately noticed on the first shift. The new design of the chain up shift and downshift zones makes shifting extremely fast and precise. The axle of Athena is the brand new Power Torque System, which makes it possible to obtain very high values of torsional stiffness and efficient power transmission, without increasing the lateral bulk. The crankset is also available in the carbon fibre version that is more than 100 grams lighter.
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The Italian bike component manufacturer Campagnolo is best known for it's range of groupsets and drivetrain related products. Founded in 1933 by road cyclist Tullio Campagnolo, based upon ideas he had for amongst others, wheels and derailleurs. In 1940 their first rear derailleur entered production, enabling the rider to change gears without removing their rear wheel. Although primarily a cycling company, Campag (as they are often abbreviated to) have also manufactured products for the sports auto industry for brands such as Alfa Romeo, Ferrari, Lamborghini and Maserati. Achievements in the cycling world include helping Eddy Merckx set the world hour record in 1972. As the years progressed, the number of gears increased, with 8 Speed (1991), 9 Speed (in 1997), 10 speed (in 2000) and now 11 speed in 2008. Notable riders to have won the Tour de France on Campag equipment include Eddy Merckx (5 times), Bernard Hinault (5 times), Greg LeMond (twice) and Miguel Indurain (5 times). In recent times Riis, Ullrich, Pantani, Pereiro and Nibali have won riding with Campagnolo.
For more information on their history, please visit their Wikipedia page, or you can see their current range of components here.
About Merlin Cycles
This cycling deal was found at Merlin Cycles, one of the UK's most famous bike shops, located up North!
Merlin Cycles started life in 1993, founded by John Moss as a mail order Mountain Bike business ran directly from his spare bedroom in Chorley. Due to early growth, shortly afterwards he opened his first outlet in Ormskirk, and a few years later in 1998, the company grew into larger premises, moving to Leyland.
In the 1990's and early 2000's, Merlin were known for their ranges of mountain bike hardtails, released under the Rock Lobster and Merlin "Malt" brands. These steel and aluminium hardtails were designed in house, available as framesets or complete bikes, representing excellent value for money. The company was also well known for their handbuilt MTB wheels, which in my experience lasted for years without needing truing!
Merlin have always been competitive on pricing, particularly on suspension forks, brakes, wheels and groupsets, which continues to this day. Nowadays they have introduced road cycling equipment and clothing into their product ranges, due to the increase in popularity in this field, thus catering for a broader range of cyclists.
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