Campagnolo aero pedals, the complete list

The past years I have been asked so many times “Hey Bart what type of pedal is this, is it C-Record?” so here it is, the pedal guide.

C-Record

Note that there are no specific campagnolo track pedals in the C-Record era.

In the dealer catalog of 1988 you can find all 4 sets of C-Record pedals ready to order (the exploded view drawings are taken from this catalog).

First gen 1983 – 1988

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If you compare these to a Chorus or Athena pedal you will notice that the C-Record has a clearly supreme build quality over the others. It also has a better finish, uses no plastic parts and is much lighter.

  • triangular shape
  • anodised aluminum body
  • anodised aluminum dust caps
  • replaceable cage
  • mushroom-shaped plate to attach the toe-clip (bottom plate of the pedal)
  • aluminum toe-clips
  • white leather straps, “burned” campagnolo logo, inox retainers

Second gen 1986 – 1989

  • square shape
  • anodised aluminum body
  • anodised aluminum dust caps
  • replaceable cage
  • aluminum toeclips, rounded at the bottom
  • white leather straps, “burnt” campagnolo logo, inox retainers, one thick section
  • commonly mistaken for Pista pedals but they are Strada nevertheless

 Third gen 1988 – 1994

  • TBS (tripple bearing): innovative and well-built but less durable than the second gen
  • no dust caps
  • extra ground clearance
  • replaceable black hard anodised aluminum cages (mounted with 4 screws)
  • heat forged anodised aluminum body
  • aluminum or steel toe-clips (round on the bottom)
  • rare
  • commonly mistaken for Pista pedals but they are Strada nevertheless

Third gen clipless 1988 – 1994

Since the first look clipless pedals were introduced in the early 80’s, regular pedals with toeclips gradually lost market share in favor of clipless. Campagnolo finally stepped into the game in 1988 with the “Record SGR” pedals along with improved quill pedals with more ground clearance. These clipless pedals became very popular on the track but were hardly ever used on the road.

  • heavy
  • limited foot mobility
  • replacement clips are hard to find (we provide new 3d printed clips on request)

Croce daune 1987 – 1991

  • based on the third gen C-Record
  • no dust caps
  • extra ground clearance
  • tripple bearing (less quality than the C-Record type)
  • non-replaceable silver cages (exept the ones on the front)
  • aluminum or steel toe-clips (round on the bottom)
  • rare

Chorus 1987 – 1992

  • steel toe-clips, white leather straps
  • high gloss polished finish
  • non riffled axles, conical shape (to controll stress on the axle)
  • chromed plastic dust caps
  • 2 strap guides

Athena 1988 – 1992

Campagnolo has always been clever with branding and naming of their groupsets. In fact, Athena pedals are identical to Chorus pedals! But you had to pay a bit more for a different box. We have been studying catalogs, photo’s on the internet and have asked around but there seems to be no difference whatsoever. If you can proof otherwise… Please step forward and drop us a comment to show us your “genuine” Athena pedal!

  • high gloss polish
  • non riffled axles, conical shape (to controle stress on the axle)
  • chromed plastic dust caps
  • 2 strap guides

Victory

First gen 1985 – 1986

  • blue/white striped straps

Pictures of these straps are comming soon.

Second gen 1986 – 1987

  • white-blue striped straps replaced with a white leather band

Triomphe 1985 – 1987

  • high gloss polish
  • plastic dust caps
  • small axles, non riffled
  • flat body

Probably the easiest to recognise due to its specific shapes.

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  1. April 29, 2017
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    Used campagnolo pro-fit record Titanium clipless road pedals. Smooth bearings. Titanium axles Adjustable cleat retention. Fully functional. Never crashed

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