Saturday, April 18, 2009

Campagnolo ATHENA to Return as 11 Speed

Campagnolo is re-introducing the Athena gruppo. It will be become the lowest price point entry into Campagnolo's 11 speed offerings (currently Chorus, Record and Super Record). The gruppo is rumored to be entirely in silver alloy with the exception of the brake levers. The brake levers are supposedly Centaur, silver alloy, levers wrapped in carbon so there is hope that Campagnolo may offer an option for silver alloy Athena levers. It would be nice to see an all silver, 11 speed, gruppo on the market for those that prefer Campagnolo in the more classic look.

Athena availability is planned for Fall of this year. Athena first appeared in the 1991 Campagnolo catalog and then eventually disappeared. Note: reader Michele commented that Athena first appeared in 1988. Grazie.

Photos: three from showing 11S Athena components; the Athena gruppo as shown in the 1991 Campagnolo catalog

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  1. Hi
    actually Athena was first introduced in 1988.


  2. I converted to Italian today. Got myself a 1999 Colnago C-40 with all 11 speed Super Record gruppo. I'm building it up so I'll show you what it looks like after the project. Great header pic...inspiring!