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The best defense is reliable braking.
Braking isn't the most attractive element of cycling. We prefer the speed of a tucked solo effort or the hard work and big payoff of a long climb, so we tend to relegate braking to the back-burner while daydreaming about our bikes at work. Still, brakes are your first defense against personal injury while riding, so we do take them very seriously. With the new option to run Chorus Skeleton Brakes with Dual-Pivot calipers in the front and rear, we know that Campagnolo does, too.
Dual-pivot brakes have a greater lever length on both sides, so they produce more power on the wheel's braking track. Previous setups have used dual-pivot up front but a single-pivot model in the back. Two dual-pivot brakes means that you've got maximum stopping power for maximum safety. This is further complemented by the forged skeleton design, which was and remains focused on stopping power, ease of use, and lightness. Its strength is due to the fact that no part of its body is machined.
The brakes retain the updated brake shoes, brake pads, and graphics of their predecessors. They also hang on to the safety tab that hangs on to your pads, keeping them from accidentally falling out. The tab is in the back half of the shoe and is released with a little leverage from a small, common screwdriver. While the Chorus brakes' skeleton design makes them lightweight, they gain some weight by omitting the alloy and titanium hardware of Record and Super Record models.
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