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Current, new components - Campagnolo cranksets

Cranksets on this page: Comp 11 172.5, 39-53 | Chorus 10-speed 170 | Athena 170, 34-50 | Athena 172.5, 30-39-52 triple | Centaur 172.5, 39-53 | Veloce 170, 39-53 | CX-11 175, 34-50

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The traditional Campagnolo crankset with its spindle (tapered or splined) and cups bottom bracket that accepted pressed-on right and left cranks was replaced in 2008 with the Ultra-Torque system. With the Ultra-Torque system both crank arms are permanently attached to half of the spindle, which is joined at the center with what is known as a "Hirth Joint". Each hollow spindle half (semi-axle) has tapered teeth that mesh together and held by a center bolt.

In 2011 Campagnolo introduced an improvement on the Ultra-Torque system. The Hirth Joint was eliminated and now a single hollow spindle is permanently attacked to the drive crank. The Power-Torque system uses a steel spindle and is found in Campagnolo's mid-range cranksets. The Ultra-Torque introduced in 2013, uses a heat-treated aluminum spindle.


Campagnolo Comp 11 Ultra Over-Torque crankset. 172.5, 39-53. New $300.00

Part# CK-100

Campagnolo pulled out all the stops on this crankset. It has hollow carbon-fiber cranks arms attached to a heat-treated aluminum 30mm Over-Torque hollow spindle. The sealed bearings use ceramic balls.

Weight: 563 grams

The teeth have been carefully designed and machined to optimize shifting. There are eight up-shift zones designed to grab the chain and two down-shift zones. Campagnolo calls it X.P.S.S. (Extreme Performance Shifting System)

Comp ultra crankset

Fresh from the factory, the State-Of-The-Art.

Right and left crank arms

Right and left arms with factory warning stickers explaining the necessary pedal thread dimensions. The threaded section must be 11.5mm long and the shoulder that abuts against the arms must be at least 17.5mm in diameter.

Comapagnolo Overt-Torque crankset

The back sides of the crank arms showing the hollow, heat-treated alloy spindle.

Chain ring close-up

Close-up of the chain-ring showing the lifting pins and complex cuts in the ring to help both up and down shifts.


Chorus 10-speed Ultra-Torque 170mm crankset, 39-53. New, $300.00

This is a new, unridden crankset. It was installed on a bike for a bicycle tradeshow. We bought the bike and removed the crankset before it was ever used.

The crankset has Campagnolo's hollow crank arms and spider made with their "Ultra-Hollow" technology.

Crank arms are 170mm, chain rings are 39-53.

Bottom-bracket axle is "Ultra-Torque".

Chorus Ultra-torque crankset

The chainrings have pins and ramps to optimize shifting.


Athena 11-speed Power-Torque compact crankset, 170, 34-50. New, $200.00

Part# CK-101

Campagnolo specs put this crankset at 740 grams. The chainrings use Campagnolo's state-of-the-art system of chainring ramps and pins to make both up-shifts and down-shifts simple and reliable.

Athena conapct crankset

New and ready to go

Athena conapct crankset

Closer view

Athena compact crankset

Back side showing the Power-Torque spindle

Athena conapct crankset

The ramps and pins make shifting a breeze.


Athena 11-speed Power-Torque triple crankset, 172.5, 30-39-52. New, $300.00

Part# CK-102

These Athena aluminum crank arms are hollow. Campagnolo says the crankset weighs in at 904 grams. The chainrings use Campagnolo's state-of-the-art system of chainring ramps and pins to make both up-shifts and down-shifts simple and reliable.

Athena triple crankset

Like all Campagnolo components, this Athena crankset is lovingly finished.

Campagnolo Athena crankset

These cranks are made for 11x3 -speed systems.

Athena crankset

The back side, showing the triple rings and Power-Torque spindle

Athena triple crankset

Close-up showing the complex ramps and pins to facilitate shifting

Athena crankset

The chainring teeth have different profiles according to their position


Centaur 10-speed Power-Torque crankset, 172.5, 39-53. New, $250.00

Part# CK-103

Centaur cranksets use black anodized alloy crank arms mated to a hollow-steel Power-Torque spindle.

The chainrings are carefully machined to assist with both up and down shifts. There are eight points on the outer ring made to easily grab and lift the chain and two points to release the chain to the small ring.

The alloy chain-ring bolts on this crankset are red anodized.

Centaur crankset

Brand new, waiting to hit the road on your bike.

Right and left Centaur arms

Right and left sides

Centaur crankset

Back side, showing the Power-Torque spindle

Centaur crankset

Close-up showing the complex machining and lifting pins that optimize shifting.

Centaur crankset

It seems like each tooth has its own profile.


Centaur 10-speed Power-Torque crankset, 175, 39-53. New, $250.00

Part# CK-104

Centaur cranksets use black anodized alloy crank arms mated to a hollow-steel Power-Torque spindle.

The chainrings are carefully machined to assist with both up and down shifts. There are eight points on the outer ring made to easily grab and lift the chain and two points to release the chain to the small ring.

Centaur Crankset

With its box

Centaur crankset

The crankset, close up

Centaur crankset

The back side of the crankset showing the Power-Torque spindle

Ccentaur crankset

Detail of the shifting pins and ramps.

Centaur ring

Close-up of the chainring's front


Campagnolo Veloce Power-Torque crankset, 170mm arms, 39-53. New $200.00

Part# CK-105

Veloce crank arms are made of forged aluminum. The chainrings are light alloy and have an anti-friction treatment.

Despite its low price, Campagnolo has given this crankset the high-technology super-shifting bells and whistles. It has the 8 chain lifting pins and careful machining of the teeth to optimize gear changes. This crankset is for 10 x 2 gear systems.

Veloce crankset

The crankset with its factory box.

Veloce crakset

Close-up of the Veloce crankset

Veloce crankset

The back side showing the Power-Torque spindle. And clearly, these are 170mm arms.

Veloce crankset

Close-up of the back of the big ring, showing the shifting pins and ramps.

Veloce crankset

The front of the ring shows the complicated machining each tooth gets.


Campagnolo CX-11 Power-Torque crankset, 175 mm x 34-50. New $200.00

Part# CK-106

While this crankset is designed for cyclo-cross, its cross-specific specs make it a terrific crankset for road riding, especially in places with bad weather or muddy roads. The rings are labelled "C.A.R.T" - Cyclocross Advanced Racing Technology. The pins and ramps are said to especially enable good shifts under bad conditions.

This crankset is made for 11-speed (rear cogset) systems.

The arms are aluminum and have light alloy chainring fixing bolts. Chainring BCD is Campagnolo's proprietary 110mm.

Campagnolo CX 11 crankset

This crankset uses forged aluminum crank arms

CX 11 crankset

Italian design never ceases to impress us.

CX 11 crakset

The business side of the Power-Torque system

CX crankset

Close-up of the chain lifting pins and special machining to optimize shifting.

Chain ring

The chainring front. Clearly each tooth has its own job in shifting.