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Old 05-20-09, 07:31 AM   #1
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Question For DaveSSS - Campy Groups

I just saw that Campy has announced an 11-speed Athena group for 2010. So where does Athena fit in the pecking order? I thought it was below Centaur in the past but, apparently, Centaur and Veloce are remaining 10-speed for the next year at least.
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Its going to be between Chorus and Centaur. Athena will be 11s while Centaur will stay 10s
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Originally Athena was replaced by Daytona. Which went on to become Centaur. So, now Athena trumps Centaur to become basically the old alloy Chorus which we all loved.
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The reintroduction of Athena restores the well-known Campy gruppo marketing plan:

Athena - for the avid recreational rider
Chorus - for the amateur racing rider
Record - for the dentist

(I think this is originally attributed to Andy Muzi at Yellow Jersey bicycles)
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is athena all aluminum? maybe people will finally get an 11sp aluminum FD.
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The reintroduction of Athena restores the well-known Campy gruppo marketing plan:

Athena - for the avid recreational rider
Chorus - for the amateur racing rider
Record - for the dentist
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Old 05-20-09, 09:11 AM   #7
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is athena all aluminum? maybe people will finally get an 11sp aluminum FD.
Yes, and no.

http://reviews.roadbikereview.com/bl...hena-11-speed/

"We’re also told that the levers are basically alloy Centaur levers wrapped in thin carbon."

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Seems like Campy has been following Shimano's old example of changing everything every year so that compatibility is a nightmare.
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