Tag archive for ‘ergopower’

  • Retroshift’s CX2 Shifters Review: Prioritizing Reliability and Simplicity for the Mud and Muck of Cyclocross

    Retroshift: A simple shifter and brake lever combo for reliable performance in mud, and after crashes. © Cyclocross Magazine

    As we enter the sloppy period of the cyclocross season, some of you may have suffered from gunked-up or broken shift levers and races hampered by unreliable drivetrains. If you’re on a budget and prefer reliability over conformity, Retroshift has…

  • Shimano and Campagnolo – Can’t We All Get Along?

    Shimano Derailleurs and Campagnolo Ergopower Levers Happy Together

    Most ‘cross racers don’t have the luxury of component sponsors, don’t receive new bikes or new drivetrains each year, and lack pit crews to clean their bikes every lap. We at Cyclocross Magazine are no different, and as we choose parts for our ‘cross bikes, we take all these things under consideration in hand-picking our parts. Over the last few years, we’ve come to be fond of one particular setup: Campagnolo Ergopower shifters mated to Shimano derailleurs and cassettes. Some fondly call his setup “Shimergo.” What the hell? These two aren’t supposed to work, you say?



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