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PRESS RELEASE – Campagnolo introduces compact drivetrain

Vicenza, April 28, 2004 - Campagnolo has decided to go a stepfurther than the simple compact crankset, and develop a fully integrated10-speed drivetrain so that there are no half measures where safety, performance and longevity are concerned. This project has resulted in the new CT crankset and CT derailleur, which is why we can now introduce the first compact drive train. Campagnolo CT CranksetThe cranks are born of a project that skilfully unites Multidirectionaland Unidirectional Carbon Fiber technology. The Campagnolo CT crankset will be available in the Record, Chorusand Centaur

Campagnolo presents its first compact drivetrain in the Record, Chorus and Centaur versions.

By Press Release – Campagnolo

Vicenza, April 28, 2004 – Campagnolo has decided to go a stepfurther than the simple compact crankset, and develop a fully integrated10-speed drivetrain so that there are no half measures where safety, performance and longevity are concerned.

This project has resulted in the new CT crankset and CT derailleur, which is why we can now introduce the first compact drive train.

Campagnolo CT Crankset
The cranks are born of a project that skilfully unites Multidirectionaland Unidirectional Carbon Fiber technology.

The Campagnolo CT crankset will be available in the Record, Chorusand Centaur versions, each of which shall be produced with 34-48, 34-50,36-50 toothings together with 170, 172.5 and 175 mm cranks.

The sprockets have been created specifically for the Campagnolo CT cranksetand are not compatible with other cranksets.

Campagnolo CT Derailleur
The diameters of the CT sprockets are smaller than those used in traditionalversions whereas the tooth difference is considerably larger. This is whya special derailleur must be used if the utmost in performance is to beachieved.

The front cage of the special Campagnolo CT derailleur is more curvedin order to match the curvature of these smaller sprockets. In this waythe tail of the cage plate does not distance itself too much from the sprockets.

The profile of the inner cage plate is higher so that the chain canbe shifted easily from the smaller chainwheel to the larger one and isshaped like an inverted “S” for increased precision when shifting the chainfrom the larger chainwheel to the smaller one. Use of this special derailleuris highly recommended since otherwise the chain could fall onto the bottombracket shell, provoking considerable damage.

The Campagnolo CT derailleur will be available in the Record, Chorusand Centaur ranges in both braze-on and clamp-on versions.The Campagnolo CT crankset and derailleur will be available as of September.