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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.
    Food for thought: if you aren't dead by 2050, you and your entire family will be within a few years from starvation. Now that is a cruel gift to leave for your offspring. ;)
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    Quote Originally Posted by ldmataya View Post
    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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    Quote Originally Posted by AEO View Post
    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."

    See attachment for my reaction.
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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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