Campagnolo have released their new Super Record RS group set. Campagnolo says it’s an evolutionary development of Super Record, created collaboration with pro-riders who prefer mechanical shifting – Pierre Rolland of Europcar among them – and is “one step closer towards the ultimate goal of mechanical shifting perfection”.

Officially, Campy says it aimed to improve reliability in extreme conditions – in other words, the aesthetics haven’t altered much from standard Super Record.

Campagnolo Super Record RS crank arm

Chainrings, their tooth profile and slightly redesigned front derailleur are where Campy said its engineers lavished the most attention. The result is better performance in tough conditions, so we can expect the brand’s sponsored teams to roll it out in the upcoming muddy and dusty cobbled classics.

Interestingly, the crank on the new Super Record RS is Campagnolo’s Ultra-Torque two-piece spindle model, not the newer, lighter, Over-Torque design it released last year.

Still, the new tricolore decal work looks the business and hardcore Campagnolo lovers will snap units in the limited production run that’s available in 53/39, 52/36 and 50/34 configurations.

Campagnolo Superm Record RS derailer

Campagnolo Super Record RS crank

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John is obsessed with cycling and all about Italian bikes. John is fascinated by the prestige and tradition of Italian cycling and everything that it represents. His passion for vintage classic bikes is contagious and in particular his love for old school Pinarello. Having ridden some of Italy's monster climbs, including the famed 48 switch backs of Passo dello Stelvio, John likes to ride bikes that are showered in history and esteem, much like the famed climbs of the Giro D'Italia. John rides a Pinarello Quattro with full Campagnolo componentry.