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Campagnolo - 2004 Products Range

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Model year 2004 saw a lot of changes to Campagnolo's rear derailleurs:

  • Record and Chorus got a makeover.
  • Centaur got a makeover, was available in 3 cage lengths (with a longer cage option added) and in two finishes, silver and Century Grey.
  • Veloce was offered in 10-speed in 3 cage lengths. 9-speed Veloce was retained and a third, longer, cage length was offered.
  • Mirage got a makeover and was available in 3 cage lengths (with a longer cage option added).
  • Xenon had a third, longer, cage length added.

So I believe that the rear derailleur range might have been as follows:

10-speed

  • Campagnolo Record (RD4-REXS)*
  • Campagnolo Record (RD4-REXM)*
  • Campagnolo Record (RD4-REXL)*
  • Campagnolo Chorus (RD4-CHXS)*
  • Campagnolo Chorus (RD4-CHXM)*
  • Campagnolo Chorus (RD4-CHXL)*
  • Campagnolo Centaur (RD4-CEXS)*
  • Campagnolo Centaur (RD4-CEXM)*
  • Campagnolo Centaur (RD4-CEXL)*
  • Campagnolo Centaur Century Grey (RD4-CEGXS)*
  • Campagnolo Centaur Century Grey (RD4-CEGXM)*
  • Campagnolo Centaur Century Grey (RD4-CEGXL)*
  • Campagnolo Veloce (RD4-VLXS)*
  • Campagnolo Veloce (RD4-VLXM)*
  • Campagnolo Veloce (RD4-VLXL)*

9-speed

  • Campagnolo Veloce (RD02-VL209)
  • Campagnolo Veloce (RD02-VL309)
  • Campagnolo Veloce (RD4-VL9L)*
  • Campagnolo Mirage (RD4-MI9S)*
  • Campagnolo Mirage (RD4-MI9M)*
  • Campagnolo Mirage (RD4-MI9L)*
  • Campagnolo Xenon (RD02-XE209)
  • Campagnolo Xenon (RD02-XE309)
  • Campagnolo Xenon (RD4-XE9L)*

* New for model year 2004

From 2000 to 2003 inclusive the part numbers were made up as follows:

  • 'RD' for 'rear derailleur' - which was not particularly Italian.
  • 2 Numbers to indicate the year of introduction. So, for example, '02' indicated 2002.
  • A dash for good measure
  • Two letters that indicated the model/group name. So, for example, 'RE' meant Record.
  • One number to indicate whether the derailleur was designed for a double chainset ('2') or a triple chainset ('3').
  • Two numbers to indicate the number of speeds. So '09' for 9-speed and '10' for 10-speed.
  • Some, slightly random, optional, letters, such as 'L' or 'LL' that indicated cage length.

Just to keep it interesting, from 2004 onwards the part numbers were made up as follows:

  • 'RD' for 'rear derailleur'.
  • Numbers to indicate the year of introduction. So, for example, '4' indicated 2004.
  • A dash for good measure
  • Two letters that indicated the model/group name. So, for example, 'RE' meant Record.
  • Some, slightly random, optional, letters that indicated colour options. So, for example, 'G' meant Century Grey.
  • A character to indicate the number of speeds. So '9' for 9-speed and 'X' for 10-speed.
  • A letter to indicate cage length. So 'S' for short, 'M' for medium and 'L' for long - all of which was curiously not in Italian.

These images are taken from an alarmingly low resolution pdf downloaded from the Campagnolo web site some years ago.


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