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Originally Posted by grinderbob
Campy has gazillon shift points across the whole front derailleur shift range. Finer adjustment and more forgiving.
Correct , right up until the '07 introduction of "QS" brifters. Centaur and below now have "Escapement" front shifting which is very much like Shimano, i.e. one click drops you from the big ring to the middle/inner and there are very limited trim positions.
They do retain the double/triple compatibility, which is odd since Campy doesn't have triple crank options for any of its better lines of components. They have, theoretically, specific triple groups but no one seems to carry them and Campy sure doesn't emphasize their avaiability.
BTW, Record and Chorus QS brifters do retain the "micro shifting" front shifting so if you want it, plan on buying the higher ($$$) line stuff.