Campagnolo is one of the leading brands in the design and manufacture of components for the transmission of road bikes. This brand reached its peak in the 1980s when most of the success of road cycling was achieved with Campagnolo drivetrains. The components that make up a Campagnolo transmission are designed to work together, the derailleurs, shift levers, crankset, road bike pedals, cassette, chain, hubs and brakes form a whole. Today this company employs more than 1000 people, its headquarters are located in Vicenza.
Historic of the Campagnolo brand :
1933, creation of the Campagnolo company by Gentullio Campagnolo, 32 years old and amateur cyclist. He manufactured his first hubs fitted with a quick coupler on the basis of a patent he filed in 1930.
1940, Tullio hires its first full-time employee. The first Campagnolo derailleur enters series production
In 1949, Campagnolo developed a parallelogram derailleur like Gran Sport
1950, Gentullio Campagnolo opens an assembly and finishing workshop in France
1956, the first Campagnolo parallelogram front derailleur is industrialized
In 1963, the first rear derailleur in the Record range was available
In 2005, shifter and brake levers for flat handlebars were offered
2008, the first 11-speed transmission groups are industrialized
In 2011, the first Campagnolo electric transmission group was used by the Movistar cycling team on the Tour de France
2014, the Fullcrum wheel brand is created by Campagnolo, the freehub bodies are compatible with Campagnolo or Shimano cassettes
2018, the first 12-speed mechanical transmission groups are industrialized
2019, Compagnolo offers its first 12-speed electric transmission groups
The campagnolo design office is located in the historic site of Vicenza, where the high-end units are manufactured. Campagnolo also has two factories in Romania which make it possible to contain labor costs without the copying risks associated with production in Asia.
Campagnolo components for sale on SL Sport equipments:
The Campagnolo parts offered in our shop may be in used condition or new from stock. Used components are cleaned and overhauled before they are put on sale, their condition is measured on a scale from 0 (for parts) to 10 (new in its packaging); the components in new condition come from destocking, they are available in limited stock, at the best price.