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Coolwall Nov 2010 - Campagnolo MTB groupsets
Cool 72%  72%  [ 143 ]
Uncool 28%  28%  [ 55 ]
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 19, 2010 5:26 pm 
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Next up on the coolwall we have an Italian brand whose roots pre date the sport of Mountain Biking. Campagnolo was founded by Tullio Campagnolo in 1933 in a Vicenza workshop.

Up for the vote is the Campagnolo MTB groupsets. Do the chunky looks and Italian heritage make up for the fact the parts had a less than stellar reputation and ultimately Campag withdrew from the MTB market?

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PostPosted: Fri Nov 19, 2010 5:53 pm 
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Got to be cool as everyone wanted Campag gear bitd even though it was mince. 8)


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PostPosted: Fri Nov 19, 2010 5:56 pm 
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John wrote:
Do the chunky looks and Italian heritage make up for the fact the parts had a less than stellar reputation and ultimately Campag withdrew from the MTB market?

Indubitably.

Who cares whether it worked.

I mean look at it... just look at it:-

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How could that not be cool?

Wasn't XTR a response to the beauty of Campag's kit? Maybe, there would have been no real reason to go to 11 with XTR over XT, had Campagnolo not produced these beautiful looking groupsets.


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PostPosted: Fri Nov 19, 2010 6:41 pm 
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Cool without doubt. It may be poor in performance but I can't help wanting some.


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PostPosted: Fri Nov 19, 2010 7:14 pm 
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Bullet shifters, B*****d to fit, but cool as.

Campag wears in, Shimano wears out. :)

Although I have realized I only run Shimano. :oops:


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PostPosted: Fri Nov 19, 2010 7:47 pm 
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Cool as funk

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Unfortunately, try as you mght, ultimately you can't polish a turd.


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The top of the range is totally cool. The lower down the range rubbish. So voted cool


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PostPosted: Fri Nov 19, 2010 9:14 pm 
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Well... must be cool! After all it´s Italian! :D


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PostPosted: Fri Nov 19, 2010 9:19 pm 
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Record OR was cool. Euclid was not. Euclid was more uncool than Record OR was cool.

Uncool.


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