Zeus Criterium (3rd style)

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The Zeus Criterium (3rd style) was a 1980s restyle - but even rebranding your design with a funky ‘fat Z’ couldn’t hide the fact that this was a 1960s design, that had been left for dead by the Japanese.

When the going got tough, Zeus simply went to sleep. Bad move.

  • Derailleur brands: Zeus
  • Country: Spain
  • Date of introduction: 1980?
  • Date of this example: unknown
  • Model no.: unknown
  • Weight: 194g
  • Maximum cog: 26 teeth
  • Total capacity: 26 teeth?
  • Pulley centre to centre: 46mm
  • Index compatibility: friction
  • Chain width: 3/32”
  • Logic: top normal
  • B pivot: unsprung
  • P pivot: sprung
  • Materials: largely aluminium, with steel knuckles