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What are the differences btwn campy record hubs and centaur?(8 posts)

What are the differences btwn campy record hubs and centaur?buffalosorrow
Feb 15, 2003 2:23 PM
Weight diff: 16g.?
Skewers?
Bearings?
Of course I favor towards record, but are the centaur, just a damn good deal?

Are they only avail in 10 speed as of 2003? Or is that for the ergo levers and rear mech.
not quite the same..C-40
Feb 15, 2003 3:01 PM
All campy hubs that accept a 9 speed cassette will also accept a 10 speed cassette.

Centaur and chorus hubs don't have a greaseport.

Centaur hubs do have some minor plastic parts instead of aluminum, which reduces the price. The complete parts list is on the campy website for comparison. The list will show exactly which parts are different.
re: What are the differences btwn campy record hubs and centaur?Tosh
Feb 16, 2003 7:18 AM
There are two structural differences in addition to greaseport.
Record (and Chorus) has cup and cone bearing system in stead of sealed bearings used in Centaur.
Campy's cup and cone system gives you on-bike bearing adjustment feature that no sealed bearing system can provide.
The other difference is the material of pawl carier behind the freebody. Record has titanium one and Centaur has steel one respectively.
I made a mistake about the differenceTosh
Feb 16, 2003 8:01 AM
I made a mistake about the difference.
REcord, Chorus and Centaur has basicaly the same cup-and-cone system unlike lower ranges.
Differences beteen each range is approximately as follows.
RECORD/CHORUS : Material of pawl carier/greaseport
CHORUS/CENTAUR : some cosmetic difference
CENTAUR/VELOCE : type of bearing system
VELOCE/MIRAGE :Basically the same but color
re: What are the differences btwn campy record hubs and centaur?Rob Sal
Feb 16, 2003 10:15 AM
The differences between Record and Centaur:

Record has titanium pawls, grease ports, are more highly polished, skewers have cutouts on the levers and rings on the end nuts.

Centaur has plastic bearing adjustment ring and uses a Phillips screw (were as Record uses 2.5mm Allen key, not supplied!). Skewers are like Chorus (the levers has no cutouts) but has a plastic coated end nut.
Are you sure the bearing specifications are the same? (nm)Kerry
Feb 16, 2003 6:48 PM
Are you sure the bearing specifications are the same? (nm)xcandrew
Feb 17, 2003 12:57 AM
They are the same.

http://www.peterwhitecycles.com/Wheels.asp
quote:
"By the way. I stock both Campagnolo Record and Campagnolo Chorus hubs. But the fact of the matter is, that aside from a couple of insignificant cosmetic details, and 16 grams, there is absolutely no difference between a Daytona-Centaur hub and a Record hub. So I also stock and sell lots of Daytona-Centaur hubs, because they cost a lot less. Daytona is what they called them in 2001. Centaur is what they call them in 2002. Who knows what they're calling them in 2003. But only the name on the box has changed. That's all."

http://www.peterwhitecycles.com/rearhubs.asp
Are you sure the bearing specifications are the same? (nm)Rob Sal
Feb 17, 2003 12:59 AM
Yes, to quote from the Campag catalogue, Centaur page 'The internal components are standardised and are the same as those inside Record and Chorus hubs'. A look at the parts catalogue at the Campag website shows this also means the axles are the same too.