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campagnolo athena 11 speed

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anybody have this groupset?

im looking at getting a ribble bike with this groupset instead of ultegra,

the only thing is i havent actually seen athena in the flesh, and with it being fairly new, there's not an awful lot of info around about it

any replies would be greatly appreciated lads
 
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Campy 11 sp Athena

Hi, I bought this complete groupset in September last year for my training bike. I have 11 sp Chorus on my other bike, so wanted both compatibility and also the same action etc etc. I received the carbon crankset, rather than alloy, when it arrived (an accident by the supplier as I didn't pay the difference!).

For me it was hard to tell the difference between it and the Chorus. Finishes etc are as good, it is a whisker heavier but for me negligible compared to the weight on my gut. The lever changes are perhaps a little less crisp and it may not have the same longevity (don't knobout this) but overall I have been really happy with it.

I sold the bike last month (financial reasons) and the guy that bought it from was a Shimano fan previously but he commented on how good the Athena looked and how well it worked.

ciao