Description of Campagnolo Potenza 11 Groupset 2x11 - silver
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Campagnolo's Potenza 11 fills the gap between Athena and the higher tier components of the Chorus, Record and Super Record series. The Potenza parts profit from the "trickle down" effect of top-end technology and solutions originally designed for the benefit of the World Tour level athletes and which brings several technologies found on Super Record to more accessible groupsets in the Campagnolo range.
There is no groupset that has benefitted more from this than the newest group in the Revolution 11+ family, the Potenza 11. The shared DNA is so evident that many components of the groupset will require a close look beyond the logo to identify any significant difference which often is represented by a mere change in material. But Campagnolo doesn't produce different grades of performance and with this in mind every product leaves the factory only when it has proven to live up to their own quality standard. So the Potenza components are technically the higher tier groups' equal in every way.
Campagnolo Potenza 11 Front Derailleur
The front derailleur features an upper body that has a design nearly identical to that of the Super Record mechanical model complete with longer arm to ensure less effort required to derail to a larger gear. An innovation that can be immediately seen comes in the form of the one-piece steel cage, also with a similar shape to the Super Record version. The incorporation of different materials at the Potenza front derailleur ensures derailing performance on par with Super Record as well.
Campagnolo Potenza 11 Rear Derailleur
The 11-speed rear derailleur takes a great deal of inspiration from the Revolution 11+ drivetrains. The differences are the materials used in its construction. They award the Potenza rear derailleur the shifting precision and speed of the Super Record version. In addition to the form and structure of the component the Embrace Technology, introduced also on the Super Record as well as on the Record and Chorus groupsets, has been incorporated into the performance of the Potenza 11 rear derailleur. This technology allow it better power transfer, more secure grip, better chain / cassette interface and a longer life for consumable components. Apart from that the Potenza rear derailleur was designed to be compatible with the all-new 11-32 cassette which signals the introduction of not only a new, lower gearing typology, but also a new range of cassettes which are labeled Campagnolo 11.
Campagnolo Potenza 11 Cassette
The new cassette is based on a design with one triplet and 8 single sprockets with aluminum spacers. Aside from the 11-32 combination the cassette is compatible with the rest of the range. Especially designed for the use of the 11-32 cassette is the Potenza rear derailleur with medium cage. The Potenza 11 chain for 11-speed shifting systems is optimized for the interaction with cassette and chain rings and offers with its 114 links a quiet and very smooth operation.
Campagnolo Potenza 11 Crankset
The design of the 4 arm carbon fiber cranksets that so well identify the Super Record, Record and Chorus groupsets has also found its way into the Power-Torque crank of the Potenza 11 group. But at the Potenza it is hollow forged aluminum and not carbon which keeps the weight to a minimum while maintaining the performance of the 4 arm construction. The Potenza's 4 arm spider design makes the use of one single crankarm for all chainring options pssoible thanks to its unified bolt pattern which allows for all 3 chainring standards 53/39, 52/36 and 50/34 to be built upon the same crankset.
Campagnolo Potenza 11 Ergopower Controls
The performance of the Ergopower controls are top of the line thanks to the Power-Shift technology which enables multiple upshifting (3 gears) and single downshifting. Concerning durability the controls were improved once again for the Potenza group. The possibility of one single downshift at a time permits the incorporation of an internal lever on both, left and right. The hypoallergenic silicon material hoods have been slightly altered in order to offer even better grip and comfort.
Campagnolo Potenza 11 Dual Pivot Brakes
The Dual Pivot brakes provide the needed safety in any riding situation. Thanks to the Dual Pivot technology every brake has got two pivots what makes a more resolute and determined braking possible.
Hubs and bottom bracket not included. These can be ordered separately.
For further information on single components, please look for the respective component or contact our service team.
Note: The short rear derailleur is only compatible to sprocket ratios up to 29 teeth. For ratios up to 32 teeth, the medium rear derailleur is needed. Our service team will be happy to advise you.
Fact Sheet of Campagnolo Potenza 11 Groupset 2x11 - silver