Dating campy components
To apply the brake, both levers are pulled backwards, towards the rider.
With shifters from Campagnolo and SRAM you brake in the same way but shift slightly differently.
Shimano is the largest and best known, while the other two of the “big three” are Campagnolo and SRAM.
All three manufacturers offer a range of groupsets at competing price points.
For those riding outside of the peloton, but they can offer much improved braking power and modulation.
In addition, because the wheel rim does not have to be reinforced to feature a braking surface, the rim can be lighter.
Tiagra comes next and is followed by 105, which is generally found on bikes between £1000 and £1800.
Shimano 105 is considered Shimano’s first performance groupset, and for many people it is the best option in combining, performance, value and longevity.
Shimano currently produces Ultegra and Dura-Ace in electronic versions, denoted by Di2.With Campag you shift down using a shifter behind the brake lever, and change up using a thumb shifter on the inside of the hoods.On mechanical SRAM groupsets, you shift up by pushing the lever in one notch, and change down by continuing to push it in slightly further.Newer Dura-Ace Di2 models now come with disc brakes – we tested this version at its launch in Calpe and you can read our first impressions on Shimano’s Dura-Ace R9150 Di2. Campagnolo, affectionately referred to as “Campag” or “Campy”, is a company rich in cycling heritage.The Italian brand can boast of equipping the winning bikes of the 2014 Giro d’Italia and Tour de France.However with SRAM Red e Tap, the American company’s electronic groupset, you shift up at the back by pressing the right shifter, down at the back by pushing the left shifter, and push both simultaneously to shift the front derailleur.