Is Campagnolo 12-Speed Coming Soon?

Is Campagnolo 12-speed coming soon?

Joe Robinson 19 Mar 2018 Patent applied for in USA by Campagnolo describes cassette with 12 sprockets It looks as if Campagnolo could buck its traditional trend and be the first big groupset manufacturer to launch a 12-speed road groupset. In a patent applied for on 6th July 2017 , the Italian bike component giants Campagnolo describe a 'bicycle rear wheel sprocket assembly (that) has twelve sprockets in a twelve sprocket assembly.' The patent also detailed the gear ratios that it would produce the cassette in, with five individual options being listed. Among those were 11-23 and 12-27 which ironically still gives this 12-speed cassette a smaller ratio than Shimano Dura-Ace, SRAM Red and its own Campagnolo Super Record. Of course, 12-speed groupsets exist with the Sram XX1 Eagle yet these sit exclusively within the world of mountain biking. With the increase of 1x specific road frames, the 3t Strada ...

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