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Campy Xenon(4 posts)

Campy Xenonpedalpete
Jul 18, 2003 12:20 PM
Anybody ride this stuff? I'm not thinking about getting a complete group, but was thinking specifically about the levers.
The campy site lists them as only 357gm (vs record at 342).
The levers are 'composite' I'm guessing they mean plastic.
I've never seen a pair, but does anybody have them?
I'm thinking I don't really need 10sp stuff, and if the shift quality on these is decent, it might be worth a go.
Hook it up to a centaur or similar level rear der., and spend the saved dough on a nicer wheelset.

Also, wheres the best place to get Campy.
re: Campy Xenonflakey
Jul 18, 2003 12:47 PM
stay away from the Xenon shifters. They use an entirely different internal mechanism which, unlike the every other Campagnolo shifter, cannot be repaired if broken. They also dont have the same solid feel as the rest of Campagnolo's ergolevers All of the other Campagnolo shifters share much of the same internal parts and can be rebuilt or refreshed down the line. If anything goes wrong with a Xenon shifter the entire assembly (body and internals) needs to be replaced.The only thing you could salvage from a broken Xenon ergolever is the brake blade.
At least buy Mirage.
re: Campy XenonThe The
Jul 18, 2003 2:54 PM
I'd stay away from Xenon levers. I would even stay away from Mirage levers. If you want cheap, get the Veloce levers. I tried the Xenon levers and thought they were a bit flexy. I've used Veloce levers for a year with no problems.
re: Campy Xenonbuffedupboy
Jul 21, 2003 8:25 AM
The Xenon rear D is actually quite sound. I mean, almost the same weight of Record and if you really think about it, if you crash and break it, you buy a new one! I use the Mirage rear D and Shifters. I think they are a better bet because like the first guy said, if you break any part, at least you can upgrade and change. However, the levers are a little flimsy like the second guy said, but the price!!! How do you beat that when you are on a budget and don't want to use Shimano? Well, your choice.