Campagnolo Potenza vs Shimano R7000/R8000

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Hexsense
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by Hexsense

bjarnetv wrote:
Thu Jul 16, 2020 9:33 am
yeah, i'm on semi compact on my new bike, and i use the 11t cog all the time, even when riding alone - on a fast group ride you would definitely be spending a lot of time there with a compact crank (unless you were going up a mountain)
I guess you are a low cadence rider.
My average cadence is 95 to 105. I have some 2 hours ride with 105RPM avg cadence. At 105RPM, 50x11 is 61 km/h. I'd say, that's plenty for me. Let alone that I can burst my cadence for downhill up to 130RPM for minutes or 150RPM for a short sprint.

Vespasianus
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by Vespasianus

DaveS wrote:
Fri Jul 17, 2020 6:18 pm
I'd say that Centaur is comparable to 105, particularly since it's not offered in a disc brake version.

On 7-19-2020 Campy will announce some of the changes for 2021.
I would agree with that. I have been impressed with the centaur stuff I have used. Hope they add a disc version to it.

by Weenie


bjarnetv
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by bjarnetv

Hexsense wrote:
Fri Jul 17, 2020 6:29 pm
bjarnetv wrote:
Thu Jul 16, 2020 9:33 am
yeah, i'm on semi compact on my new bike, and i use the 11t cog all the time, even when riding alone - on a fast group ride you would definitely be spending a lot of time there with a compact crank (unless you were going up a mountain)
I guess you are a low cadence rider.
My average cadence is 95 to 105. I have some 2 hours ride with 105RPM avg cadence. At 105RPM, 50x11 is 61 km/h. I'd say, that's plenty for me. Let alone that I can burst my cadence for downhill up to 130RPM for minutes or 150RPM for a short sprint.
My average cadence is usually between 85-95, so not really that low.
I had a compact crank on my last bike, but i like pedaling downhill, so i would spin out way more often then i liked.
But guess i also prefer a lower cadence when tucked down in an aero position, compared to when i am climbing (i dont think i go above 110rpm when tucked down)

i do have a lot of vintage heavy geared bikes too of course, so i do enjoy a bit of low cadence grinding as well :beerchug:

(and sorry for derailing the thread, i will stop now)

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