Overall, I'm interested in how the industry is competing against each other. So yes, serious
ly interested in that level of discussion.
Do you think Campagnolo will still be a major cycling manufacturer/brand in 5 years time?
Yes, that they will be a known brand and still producing excellent products that people will buy.
Major? I don't think they've been major
for quite a while now. They're certainly far advanced and beyond other drivetrain systems available, but I don't consider Campagnolo as part of a "Big Three" - I only see "Big Two" and "Campagnolo" not on that scale. They're increasingly becoming a niche brand for niche clientele, regardless of cost fluctuations between geography or product level.
5 years? Yes.
Beyond that? I would not predict anything for certain for any manufacturer on that, but Shimano may have the best disposition in 5 years time most likely. SRAM is currently in debt by most recent financial reports, and while they have been innovating on the mountain and low-end drivetrains we (the public in general) are awaiting the next steps in their upper end drivetrains. Their acquisitions in other product lines bode an interesting possibility of what a company can do by combining each of those sub brands into a cohesive product line, but we (the public in general) will also need to see what happens over time.
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