New Campagnolo Super Record is wireless, disc brake only, and the thumb shifter is gone

Campagnolo Super Record Wireless
(Image credit: Josh Croxton)

Campagnolo has today announced a long-awaited update to its top-tier Super Record groupset, with the launch of a wireless, disc-brake-only groupset that it's calling Super Record Wireless. Most surprisingly of all, it has done away with the thumb shifter.

When the brand announced the prior iteration, Super Record EPS in 2018, it was ahead of the curve as the first of the 'big three' to jump to 12-speed cassettes. Fast forward five years, however, and both of its closest competitors SRAM and Shimano have caught up, overtaken, and far surpassed the Italian brand in the technological arms race. 

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Josh Croxton
Associate Editor (Tech)

Josh is Associate Editor of Cyclingnews – leading our content on the best bikes, kit and the latest breaking tech stories from the pro peloton. He has been with us since the summer of 2019 and throughout that time he's covered everything from buyer's guides and deals to the latest tech news and reviews. 

On the bike, Josh has been riding and racing for over 15 years. He started out racing cross country in his teens back when 26-inch wheels and triple chainsets were still mainstream, but he found favour in road racing in his early 20s, racing at a local and national level for Somerset-based Team Tor 2000. These days he rides indoors for convenience and fitness, and outdoors for fun on road, gravel, 'cross and cross-country bikes, the latter usually with his two dogs in tow.