Campagnolo, abbreviated by connoisseurs with Campa, the eternal enemy of Shimano. European Engineering against japanese perfection.
Campagnolo was the one who invented the derailleur. In the middle of the eighties Shimano brought the first SIS indexed shifting system on the market and was very successful. Because of that Campa lost large market shares in the earlie nineties.
Finally, Campa decided to leave the MTB market and to completely focus on racing bikes.
In the racing bike market Campa still has the reputation of producing the most advanced groups. He is also the inventor of the 10-speed system for the rear wheel. Explore Campagnolo at HIBIKE!