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Record Brake/Shifter levers vs. Chorus(5 posts)

Record Brake/Shifter levers vs. Chorusmtbroadie
Jul 22, 2001 9:40 PM
My shop says I should swap out the Campy Record levers for Chorus if I go with a Record groupo. They say the Records feel "flimsy" and "cheap". Apparently even one of the pro riders uses Chorus levers painted black?
I'd appreciate thoughts on these levers.


re: Record Brake/Shifter levers vs. Chorusdug
Jul 23, 2001 5:05 AM
Your shop is wrong.
re: Record Brake/Shifter levers vs. ChorusCliff Oates
Jul 23, 2001 5:20 AM
I've had both, and they're both fine. The record levers do not feel flimsy or cheap. There is a CF bit glued to the shift actuator on the record shifter and I've read one or two reports of it falling off, but that's as close to flimsy as they get. It did not happen to mine. Go with the ones you like.
Ergo LeversCima Coppi
Jul 23, 2001 5:53 AM
I currently ride the Record Carbon Fibre levers and find them to perform their function flawlessly. That being said, the current version of the Chorus Ergo lever is the previous generation record levers with new internals for the 10 speed group. They also work flawlessly. The consideration then is two fold. Do you want to spend the extra money for the CF levers, and is the weight difference a factor that would lean you one way or the other.

Weight difference (as posted on Campy's website):
Record Carbon: 342g
Chorus: 365g

Hope this helps!

Initially, I thought the same thing.....Shylock
Jul 23, 2001 4:49 PM
...the Records felt a little flimsy, while Chorus and Dura Ace felt like buttah, baby! But now, I wouldn't trade em for anything. Honestly, the light feel seems to make them easier to feather on descents. Chorus is great, but if you have the dough (and that doesn't seem to be an issue judging by your post) I would ignore your shop and get the Record levers.