This catalogue dates from September 1991. By the 1992 model year the onslaught of the mountain bike had decimated the road bike market - at one point, in the UK, road bikes accounted for less than 10% of sales. Italy would not have suffered as badly - but in the USA the situation might well have been even worse. Campagnolo responded by slimming their range down to just three models.
A summary of the changes since the Campagnolo - Anaheim 1990 catalogue might be:
- The Record derailleur is extensively updated with an entirely new design with a hidden bolt at the p-pivot (something Shimano had introduced with the Shimano Santé back in 1987). It is shown with a style of cable clamp bolt that I have never seen in reality.
- C-Record is finally put out of its misery, even in the luscious Century finish.
- Croce d'Aune is also killed off.
- Chorus is tidied up getting the new 'flat' cable adjusters and losing the spring tension screw at the p-pivot.
- Athena becomes 8 speed and, not before time, gets the slant parallelogram geometry of Chorus - albeit with steel pulley cage plates.
- Xenon is deleted.
So the road rear derailleur range is:
- Campagnolo Record (RD-01RE)*
- Campagnolo Chorus (RD-01CH)*
- Campagnolo Athena (RD-01AT)*
*New models for the 1992 model year.
- Publisher: Campagnolo
- Country: Italy
- Date: September 1991
- Derailleur brands: Campagnolo
- Derailleurs: Campagnolo Record (RD-01RE), Campagnolo Chorus (RD-01CH), Campagnolo Athena (RD-01AT)