Campagnolo Chorus 11 Ultra-Shift Ergopower Shifters are the Clark Kent of ergo levers. Behind the pedestrian name is a super-hero of a shifter. These levers don't have the cutouts on the brake lever blades, but with that exception, these levers are identical to Record, and they're a claimed 10g lighter than the previous generation.
Chorus 11 Ergo shares the improved body material, a long-fiber reinforced polyamide that is lighter (this is where most of the 10g savings comes from), yet 8% stronger and able to withstand more than double the impact that the previous lever was able to take. It has the same ball-bearing shifting mechanism for super-smooth shifts. They've also improved the ratcheting mechanism in the right lever, along with tweaking the cable routing so the shifting is faster and the cable housing running under the hoods disappears under your hands. For the left lever, they've also improved the cable routing and optimized the mechanism for use with the new front derailleur design. Here, too, you'll have a hard time noticing the housing as it transitions into the lever, and the improved position should make shifting both lighter feeling and faster.
As with all Ultra-Shift levers, you can affect up to three cogs on the downshift and five cogs on the upshift for the rear derailleur, and you'll have the precisely-indexed up and down sweep on the front derailleur. Also of note are the new graphics, conveying a bolder image, and that Campagnolo has designed accessory hoods and cable housing, in Red and White, that you can purchase if you want to make your levers even more distinctive. In all three colors, you're looking at Vari-Cushion silicone rubber hoods—as the name indicates they're made with varying densities of silicone to both maximize comfort and durability.
The Campagnolo Record 11 Ultra-Shift Ergopower Shifters come with carbon-fiber brake blades, a shift lever underneath, and a shift button on the side of the lever body. Included with the levers is a shim you can place under the hoods to bulk-up the levers if your big mitts find the levers a tad small. Black dual-density brake hoods, Black cable housing and a full complement of Campagnolo cables come with the levers.
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I love these shifters, they work with record and super record but are way cheaper. A good way to save money if you want to do a high end campy build. What I love most about these shifters is the ability to do multiple shifts up AND down the cassette which is pretty unique and definitely a nice thing to have.