As Leica is to cameras and Ferrari to racing automobiles, Campagnolo is to cycling: the designer, developer, manufacturer and supplier of the finest parts for bicycles ever made. Campagnolo’s jewel-like brakes, pedals, derailleurs, cranksets, and wheels are acknowledged throughout the world as the most desirable, reliable, and race-worthy of all. Campagnolo: 75 Years of Cycling Passion is a celebration of this legacy that will be cherished by every cycling fan.
Campagnolo’s rich history in racing began with the founder, Tullio Campagnolo, a racer himself who turned to creating better bicycle parts when he found the equipment of the day not up to the rigors of professional competition. Campagnolo steadily created a series of patented designs that are still in use today as the fundamental standards upon which modern parts are based.
Campagnolo’s mastery of advanced materials is similarly unequaled. A pioneer in the use of titanium, magnesium, aluminum and carbon fiber, Campagnolo has supplied equipment for NASA’s lunar lander and for Ferrari’s Formula 1 race cars.
Campagnolo’s components have been part of more cycling victories than any other brand, and the roster of greats who have ridden the parts to championships is legend. Yet the same equipment used by world champions is available to everyday cyclists, and it is on this universal appeal that Campagnolo’s enviable reputation has been forged.
With its deeply researched history (much of it from the company’s private archives and untold until now), spectacular color photography, rich text and lavish presentation, Campagnolo: 75 Years of Cycling Passion is a book for every lover of the sport of cycling, as well as connoisseurs of the bicycle itself.
Hardcover. Color and b&w photographs throughout.
9 1/2″ x 11 3/4″, 160 pp., $39.95, 9781934030370
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