The new mechanical Ergopower Super Record™ 12x2 Speed Rim Brake controls offer an important new feature: two brake lever positions that allow riders to choose the lever-handlebar distance that is most suited to the size of their hand. It does so whilst keeping braking efficiency constant the new angle of the up-shifting lever that prevents any possible contact with the curve of the handlebar. The position of the lever is adjusted by acting directly on the controls in a simple and safe manner.
The Vari-Cushion technology offers an ergonomic, comfortable and safe support and grip, ideal for riders who are in the saddle for many hours. The inners of the controls boast a concentration of technologies and experience, starting with the “one lever-one action” feature that assigns one function to each lever in order to prevent shifting errors when tired or distracted. This is followed by the option for multiple shifting that enables upshifting up to 3 sprockets at a time and downshifting up to 5 through the Ultra-Shift mechanism. The new Super Record™ 12x2 Speed Rim Brake levers introduce a double curvature to improve grip, which are lightened by three slots.
Comfortable support – Vari-Cushion Hoods -The controls enable a solid, safe grip when pedalling out of the saddle or gripping high on the handlebar.
Rapid shifting - Immediate shifting engagement enables activating the front derailleur with minimum effort and in any hand position on the handlebar.
Multiple action – Ultra-Shift - An unplanned ascent, a sudden jerk: it takes barely a moment to find the right ratio owing to the multiple action of the controls.
Ergonomic - The shape of the shifter body and the ability to adjust the reach enables all cyclists to use these controls, regardless of the size of their hands or fingers.
Brake lever with double curvature - Offers maximum safety from any position, due to both the curvature of the handlebar and the controls.
Supplied with new shift and brake cables offering reduced friction for even more accurate shifting and smooth braking even when the cables are routed through the bars.