Zeus New Racer (1st style)

Zeus New Racer derailleur (1st style) main image

Zeus redesigned the venerable steel Zeus Alfa in aluminium - and renamed it the Zeus New Racer.

This derailleur has a certain peasant charm. At a time when SunTour, Shimano and Campagnolo were producing increasingly complex sculptured derailleurs with increasingly sophisticated capabilities it is almost refreshing to see the parallelogram derailleur reduced to its very simplest elements.

  • Derailleur brands: Zeus
  • Country: Spain
  • Date of introduction: 1980?
  • Date of this example: unknown
  • Model no.: unknown
  • Weight: 214g
  • Maximum cog: 28 teeth?
  • Total capacity: 28 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