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Campy Question re: Racing-T "group"....(5 posts)

Campy Question re: Racing-T "group"....sprockets2
Aug 7, 2002 9:17 AM
I have seen this stuff at a number of vendors and it is priced well above Centaur in some cases. I know that it was the "triple alternative" for Chorus and Record for a while, but where does it actually stand in terms of quality compared to those groups? Is it worth it to get RacingT stuff over Centaur triple groups? Thanks guys.
think it used to be chorus level (nm)ColnagoFE
Aug 7, 2002 12:12 PM
Athena actually...TJeanloz
Aug 7, 2002 12:24 PM
And Athena became Centaur, sort of. I don't really know how or why the Racing T would be better or different than Centaur, except that it might use Chorus or Record ergo levers.
Racing tripleDMoore
Aug 7, 2002 9:14 PM
The racing triple parts were Athena level. That was the next step below Chorus, so that would be comparable in today's groups to Centaur. The differences between it and Centaur would be that Racing triple was 9 speed only. And remember, that the older nine speed system, which is allegedly not compatible with Campy's current 9 speed systems and is certainly not compatible with current 10 speed systems. That means that the Racing triple derailleur needs the older 9 speed shifters, and isn't compatible with current shifters, either 9 or 10 speed.

I suspect the two systems are very comparable in quality. The determining factor as to what to buy will be what shifters you're using it with - current or older 9 speed, or current 10 speed ergos.
Got it....Eager Beagle
Aug 8, 2002 12:21 AM
on my CX 30/40/50. It's Athena basically (the levers are marked Athena) thought the cranks are just marked campy and the rear mech just Racing T. I'd say that it's nearer Chrous than current Centuar - nice polished finish etc. It certainly works a dream - perfect precise shifting and trimming even covered in mud. I expect Centuar works just as well, but I think the T looks a little nicer.