Campagnolo

In 1933 Tullio Campagnolo invented the modern quick release lever and the bicycle world has never been the same since. That same year he founded his company, Campagnolo S.r.l., on three principles - performance, technological innovation, and quality. These three principles have been the backbone of Campagnolo for 76 years and brought it to the top of the components market. Now a major corporation, Campagnolo still makes every piece by hand in Vicenza, Italy. Since it's founding, that meticulous and precise workmanship, along with Tullio's mind to reinvent, created the first articulated parallelogram rear derailleur (the current standard) in 1950, and the "groupset" in the late '50's. When they brought carbon manufacturing in-house in 1999, the Record levers became the first shift levers to use the new material. The 10 speed drivetrain was invented by Campagnolo in the 90's, but has now moved ahead to 11. The first production carbon clincher - the Hyperon - was also produced by Campagnolo. Through the years, the cornerstones of the company have remained and made the Campagnolo name synonymous with elegance, performance, extreme attention to detail, flawless workmanship, ergonomics, and durability. This reputation has been earned not only through it's countless racing successes, but also by sticking to it's foundations and never sacrificing on any front. Performance, Innovation, Quality - these are Campagnolo.