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Campagnolo Super Record RS group spotted in Taipei

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Can't wait to get your own Campagnolo Super Record RS group? Unfortunately, we don't know yet when it'll be available or how much it'll cost - and for now, Campagnolo isn't saying much

Can't wait to get your own Campagnolo Super Record RS group? Unfortunately, we don't know yet when it'll be available or how much it'll cost - and for now, Campagnolo isn't saying much (Image credit: James Huang)
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Changes on the levers are hidden away inside the bodies

Changes on the levers are hidden away inside the bodies (Image credit: James Huang)
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The 'RS' designation has great significance in motorsports, signifying top-level race gear

The 'RS' designation has great significance in motorsports, signifying top-level race gear (Image credit: James Huang)
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We expected that the thumb paddles on the new Campagnolo Super Record RS Ergopower levers would have been offset lower as on the company's EPS levers, but they look to be in the standard location here

We expected that the thumb paddles on the new Campagnolo Super Record RS Ergopower levers would have been offset lower as on the company's EPS levers, but they look to be in the standard location here (Image credit: James Huang)
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Campagnolo says the levers have been slightly reshaped in response to pro rider feedback

Campagnolo says the levers have been slightly reshaped in response to pro rider feedback (Image credit: James Huang)
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Titanium half-spindles are bonded to each crankarm

Titanium half-spindles are bonded to each crankarm (Image credit: James Huang)
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Campagnolo hasn't announced how much the Super Record RS group will cost but you can bet that it will command a pretty penny over the standard version

Campagnolo hasn't announced how much the Super Record RS group will cost but you can bet that it will command a pretty penny over the standard version (Image credit: James Huang)
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The tweaked Campagnolo Super Record RS front derailleur is said to include a stiffer cage than the standard version

The tweaked Campagnolo Super Record RS front derailleur is said to include a stiffer cage than the standard version (Image credit: James Huang)
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Aside from the inner link, just about every structural component on the Campagnolo Super Record RS rear derailleur is made of carbon fiber

Aside from the inner link, just about every structural component on the Campagnolo Super Record RS rear derailleur is made of carbon fiber (Image credit: James Huang)
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The new Campagnolo Super Record RS crankarms feature only a graphic change. The chainrings have apparently been reshaped, however, for faster shifting under power

The new Campagnolo Super Record RS crankarms feature only a graphic change. The chainrings have apparently been reshaped, however, for faster shifting under power (Image credit: James Huang)
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We spotted a new Campagnolo Super Record RS group at the Taipei Cycle Show

We spotted a new Campagnolo Super Record RS group at the Taipei Cycle Show (Image credit: James Huang)
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The brakes look to be carried over from the standard Campagnolo Super Record version

The brakes look to be carried over from the standard Campagnolo Super Record version (Image credit: James Huang)

This article originally appeared on Bikeradar

Campagnolo will soon announce a new Super Record RS group – but we spotted an early sample here at the Taipei Cycle Show on Colnago's brand-new C60. There's little to distinguish the RS package visually from Super Record but Campagnolo tells us that several hidden tweaks have been put in place to boost the shift performance.

"It's a new version of Super Record that we developed with the sponsored athletes who choose to ride mechanical," Campagnolo press manager Joshua Riddle told BikeRadar. "While quite similar to the previous version, several angles and shapes were modified in order to further improve performance."

"Previously under World Tour riders under a normal Super Record paint job — camo if you will — this new paint scheme was done to differentiate it," Riddle continued. "As it was done with pro teams with which we partner as OEM suppliers, they wanted to test the waters regarding demand using Taipei as a good opportunity to get feedback."

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