In the realm of the unsung heroes of bicycle componentry, the value of a good hub cannot possibly be understated. Campagnolo's Record hubs have long been some of the most revered, imitated, and sought-after by enthusiasts, professionals, and their mechanics alike. The new Campagnolo Record Rear Hub continues those long traditions and introduces a new generation of cyclists to Record's smooth spinning capabilities, legendary durability, and sheer sex appeal. In short, it's as sexy as a hub can possibly be.
Long-time Campagnolo aficionados might not recognize the subtly redesigned Record hubs, but rest assured that those changes have essentially been kept to the surface. The new hub body is slightly more angular than its predecessors, and a key alloy change in the freehub body has led to a significant weight reduction as well. But as far as the internals are concerned, the Record Rear Hub still comes equipped with Campagnolo's standard ball bearings; widely appreciated for their long life of smooth, and worry-free spinning. Keep in mind that if it's an even smoother spin that you crave, Campy's ceramic USB (Ultra Smooth Bearings) bearing system is available separately as an upgrade. Per their intelligent Italian design, all of Campagnolo's hubs grant easy access to the internals for regular, headache-free service and maintenance. Additionally, it's worth mentioning that they require no special wrenches for servicing either -- just another part of what makes them so popular for pro mechanics as well.
The Record Rear Hub comes with Campagnolo's redesigned skewer, whose operation is based around a symmetrical fulcrum lever which maximizes clamping force with minimal effort. This hub tips the scales at 231 grams, and is available in a 32-hole drilling only. Bear in mind that the freehub body is splined to fit only Campagnolo cassettes.