Super Record 12 Dual Pivot Brakes
Rim brakes on road bikes ain't dead yet and if you're looking to build up the lightest bike possible while still emulating the preferred choice of the pros, we know you know that rim calipers still have a place in the peloton. This is especially true when they are as lovely to look at and perform as well as the Super Record 12 Dual Pivot Brakes from Campagnolo. And while typically outfitting your bike with Campy's top-tier group and spec'ing its brakes is usually a no-brainer, we'll take the opportunity to delve into the details that will reaffirm your decision and call out some new tech that'll give you peace of mind while descending a steep canyon road at terminal velocity.
Even as Campy started placing a heavier emphasis on its disc brake development, it didn't abandon its roots of building components for racers and discerning cyclists, and it just so happens that the vast majority of pros are still on rim calipers and it wanted to continually evolve that species. So it took it upon itself to update and refine its rim brake offerings with the launch of its new 12-speed groupo. As such, these refinements create new Super Record calipers that are the most powerful and best modulating rim brakes from the firm to date, and it simply provides exceptional reliability, feel, and performance you can count on to descend with more confidence. These forged calipers benefit from a dual pivot design, helping to increase its leverage and provide better pad bite on the rim so much so, it'll absolutely have you questioning the merits of discs. Of course, the lightweight alloy construction and titanium hardware allow you to build up that featherweight, dream climbing machine that makes any disc equipped rig seem portly by comparison and an aesthetic that matches the rest of the Super Record group to a T.
Some final details of note include its move away from the previous generation's skeleton arm construction to solid ones in the name of better aerodynamics and improved stiffness. To better accommodate the trend towards wider rubber, these calipers now clear up to a 28mm tire and lastly, the inclusion of bearings at the pivots greatly minimize friction and offer a nice feel at the lever.
- Peerless rim calipers from Vicenza's best
- Redesigned for more power and better modulation
- Bearings at the pivots offer up a super smooth motion
- Alloy construction and ti hardware shaves grams
- Orbital adjustment of the pads make for easy setup and low noise
- Clears up to 28mm tires