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Better braking through physics.
If we've ever had any complaint with Campagnolo's Record 11 Skeleton Brakes, it's that they were only dual-pivot in the front. There is a slight trade-off for weight, and some will claim that the extra stopping power of a dual-pivot rear brake is unnecessary, but the extra stopping power of two dual-pivot brakes is something that, if you ever need it, you'll definitely be glad to have.
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 Record 11 Dual-Pivot Brakes save some weight compared to Chorus by using aluminum alloy instead of steel. They also benefit from some trickle-down technology, featuring the same serviceable ball-bearing design, orbital adjustment, and aramide-reinforced elastomer brake pads as Super Record.
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.
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