Home > Other Fun Stuff > Prototypes & Concepts

Spotted: Campagnolo Super Record Power Meter Put to the Test in CX Worlds Mud!

Spy Shot! Campagnolo Super Record spider-based power meter prototype, Ryan Kamp Colnago G3-X, sneak peek
10 Comments
Support us! Bikerumor may earn a small commission from affiliate links in this article. Learn More

We thought we might have seen it already four years ago, but for sure a Campagnolo Super Record power meter crankset is now really on the horizon. We’ve just spotted independent Dutch cyclocross racer Ryan Kamp’s shiny gold Colnago G3-X race bikes fitted with an alloy power meter spider on carbon crank arms, clearly branded with the winged hub logo of Campagnolo.

Take a closer look and speculate with us below!

Campagnolo Super Record spider-based power meter prototype

Today at the 2024 UCI Cyclo-Cross World Championships in Tábor, Czechia, we spotted Ryan Kamp’s lovely Colnago cyclocross bikes sporting some prototype power meter cranks from his Italian drivetrain sponsor.

While we spotted the bike through the trees this morning, we got some closer looks inside Kamp’s camp. And then out on the race course several times.

He’s the only rider we’ve noticed at CX Worlds riding Campagnolo. And the word in the pits is that he’s been working closely with Campy to refine their ultra-top-tier Super Record Wireless groupset to survive the rigors of cross racing.

Stay tuned, and we’ll have more on that story soon, too.

In the meantime, this is the Campagnolo Super Record power meter we’ve been waiting for since we saw Campy’s patents all the way back in 2019.

But – at least for now – power measurement is NOT integrated into a carbon spider. Instead, it uses an alloy power meter spider much like the SRM that Campy athletes have been racing for years.

Yet, it’s not quite the same as the SRM, and now clearly gets Campagnolo branding.

Customized for Cyclocross

Apparently, it features the same low-Q and standard road chainring spacing. But the pro CX mechanics have spaced the chainrings out about 3mm closer back to the centerline of the bike to better align the chainrings with the bigger/easier cogs of the cassette to deal with the slower speeds of cyclocross racing.

From the driveside, you can see one curious hollow opening of the crank arm just offset from the spindle (like the old SRM option).

But from the backside we also spotted another opening. It’s not entirely clear why either opening exists.

3 of the 4 Kamp’s bikes that we spotted in the open around the public team pits had power meters. And 2 of those 3 appeared to have a stick-on cover on the backside of the carbon driveside crankarm, at least to keep the CX mud out. In any case, it’s pretty surely a hollow carbon crankarm on this prototype power meter.

Campagnolo Super Record spider-based power meter prototype for your winter training bike

A bit of an angled look, shows the thickness of the alloy spider body on this prototype Campagnolo Super Record power meter.

This specific crank was fitted to Kamp’s training bike, and shows plenty more wear from heel rub. But interestingly, it seems Ryan Kamp has only been working with Colnago and Campagnolo since the start of January after his previous team sponsorship ended. So, this bike hasn’t seen too much long-term use & abuse, just yet.

The Shimano XTR pedals are always a nice reminder that Campy doesn’t make pedals. But those XTRs are so trusted and reliable, that we often also find them on the bikes of riders with SRAM groupsets, too.

That’s all we know officially for now. Campagnolo says no comment. But Kamp’s mechanic team seems to be pleased with a genuine back-and-forth R&D relationship, and hints that the overall Super Record Wireless groupset is constantly being refined to withstand the harshest conditions cyclocross can throw at it!

More on Ryan Kamp’s unique Colnago G3-X bike and Campy Super Record groupset for cross racing soon…

Campagnolo.com

Subscribe
Notify of
guest

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

10 Comments
Oldest
Newest Most Voted
Inline Feedbacks
View all comments
mud
mud
27 days ago

Campy’s business decisions will be the death of the company, imo. There is no denying going the OEM route in Asia will keep it relevant. Sram is the new Campy, where innovation rules.

Flomoe
Flomoe
27 days ago
Reply to  mud

And dropped chains

Robin
Robin
27 days ago
Reply to  mud

Have you looked at their books or what percentage of what the produce each year is sold? Prolly, not, just like all the other folks predicting Campy’s demise. It’s a comparatively small, privately held company. It’s very possible that their business strategy works for them.

Karl Napp
Karl Napp
27 days ago

Mixed with the best pedals on the planet… the SHIMANO XTR

😉

Pavel
Pavel
26 days ago
Reply to  Karl Napp

Surely not. Rubber coming out is very annoying issue. You can even see it in the picture above. It sucks. The edges could be better rounded not to hurt yourself when carrying the bike. Otherwise they are good.

GFK
GFK
27 days ago

Those who know, know … the rest is all speculation 😀

martk
martk
26 days ago

what is that rear fender??!

asd
asd
26 days ago
Reply to  martk

SKS Speedrocker

Milessio
Milessio
25 days ago

Looks like a LHS crankarm used on the driveside?

Aren’t the holes on the inside of the crankarms used for removal of the core used to mo(u)ld the arms around (to make them hollow), which are then covered with a label?

Stefan
24 days ago

From my oppinion that’s a “standard” SRM system labeled as “Super Record”.

But look at that:
https://www.starbike.com/de/campagnolo-super-record-wrl-2-12-fach-carbon-kurbelgarnitur-ut-powermeter/

Subscribe Now

Sign up to receive BikeRumor content direct to your inbox.

Subscribe Now

Sign up to receive BikeRumor content direct to your inbox.