Campagnolo Athena 11 Speed Dual Pivot Brake Calipers
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The Athena 11x brakes are designed to stop the bicycle in the shortest distance without locking the wheels. Campagnolos objective is to provide both professional and amateur cyclists with the best braking system possible, adapted to their riding style.
Top Features of the Campagnolo Athena 11 Speed Dual Pivot Brake Calipers
- Skeleton design. Elimination of excess material, thus reducing weight. The rigidity of the system remains unaltered as does braking performance
- Differentiated brakes. The front brake provides strong stopping power, while the rear brake serves to modulate braking and prevent the rear wheel from locking
- Special brake pad compound. Developed by Campy Lab Tec engineers, a virtually identical braking curve is achieved in both wet and dry conditions. Modulation and a good service life are guaranteed
- Ergal screws
- Weight: 322g
This set contains Dual Pivot brakes both front and rear.
About Rim Brakes
Rim brakes for bikes use the sidewall of the rim to reduce speed, this is done by a pad on either side applying friction against the rim, which reduces your momentum. Road brake callipers have been redesigned over the years and now use a system called 'dual pivot' which means the brake arms pivot off centre to apply a higher amount of pressure on the rim to increase your stopping power. Most manufacturers use dual pivot callipers on the front and rear, but some Campagnolo brakes use a traditional single pivot on the rear to 'balance' the braking power, the logic behind this is that as you brake your weight shifts on to the front of the bike and as much as 75% of the braking force is applied to the front.
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