Skeleton Brakes

Skeleton Brakes

AHEAD OF ALL ITS COMPETITORS ON THE MARKET, CAMPAGNOLO HAS ALWAYS PAID PARTICULAR ATTENTION TO OBTAINING EFFECTIVE BRAKING IN ALL CYCLING CONDITIONS BY MODULATING FRONT BRAKING COMPARED WITH THE REAR.

Greater rigidity combined with even lower weight was the goal targeted by our Campy Tech Lab™ engineers when designing Skeleton™ brakes. A combination that enriches virtually every groupset, from Athena™ to Super Record™.

Thanks to its double-fulcrum architecture, the front brake is able to grip the rim with around 70% of the total braking force; the rear brake, which only has a single fulcrum, stops the rear wheel from swerving - due to the lightening of the rear - thanks to the application of a force that is lower than at the front.
The single pin structure also makes it possible to save a few grams compared with the double-fulcrum one.
The analogy is obvious: think of the ABS on cars which prevents wheel locking when braking and think of all the safety this has provided. Differentiated Campagnolo® braking aims to give you the same safety on your bike.


One of the key principles behind the design of every component is the discriminating choice of material.
After considering the complexity of the stress map brake bodies are subject to, we established that the best material for making them remains aluminium alloy.

Our Campy Tech Lab™ engineers have applied a basic tectonics concept to Skeleton™ brakes, one that substantially lays down two roads to follow: the use of the smallest quantity of material possible and the location of this material at the maximum distance with regard to the neutral bending axis of the section considered.

By doing so, we optimize the component's weight-rigidity relationship and obtain a weight reduction. And this is all done while actually improving the traditional reliability of Campagnolo® braking.

Following professional cyclists means meeting all their needs. This is why Campagnolo® has designed two brake options for Super Record™, Record™, Chorus™ and Athena™ brakes.

An extra pivot has been added to the standard single pivot rear version for those who want an immediate and decisive brake response.
Braking power results from both our Skeleton design and the new brake shoe combination. The shoe holder allows for better regulation and helps to improve the friction surface.