Campagnolo® and Certilogo® against counterfeiting: a tangible answer that protects our clients’ safety and purchases.
Top-end Campagnolo® wheels are considered by the market and by afi cionados to be reference products and as such are highly desirable. They have therefore also become appetizing to counterfeiters who have cloned some of our models (especially those in carbon fi ber) releasing considerable numbers onto the international markets. The wheel is a performance product, but also a safety component. This aspect means that those who purchase a fake product, while saving money on something that clearly costs much less than the going market price, puts their personal safety at great risk. The materials and production processes that together help to achieve a safe performing product are obviously not the same.
With the aim of ﬁghting and combating these counterfeiters, Campagnolo® is the ﬁrst in the cycling sector to have put in place, thanks to the support of Certilogo®, a control system that enables our clients to authenticate the product simply and immediately.
Starting with the products in the 2015 catalogue, each pair of Campagnolo® wheels in the Bora™ and Hyperon™ lines will come with an individual ID code (the Certilogo® Code or CLG Code) on a swing tag attached to a spoke on the wheel and, from July 2018, on an adhesive stuck to the rear wheel.
The Certilogo® Code (in both numerical and QR code format) will allow anyone, before or after purchase, to check that the product is authentic. To authenticate Campagnolo® wheels, just visit www.certilogo.com, insert the CLG Code or download the Certilogo APP.
We suggest you keep the Campagnolo® Original Wheels tag even after product authentication for possible future use and, for wheels bought from July 2018 on, leaving the sticker with the Certilogo Code on the wheel.