“A new transmission calls for new commands to control this new, more efficient drivetrain. Campagnolo engineers worked diligently to develop a new internal functionality and index pattern without altering the highly lauded ergonomic design of the Ergopower commands. 2 clicks will now downshift from large to small chainring with a 3rd click for adjusting trim when using more extreme gears.
This new design keeps the derailleur cage in a preventative position that avoids any possibility of chain dropping in addition to making for faster, more intuitive actuation of the drivetrain.
The new system uses 3 clicks for upshifting without the need for an additional click for trim as the new SC-14 design allows for shifting across the entire cassette without any interference between chain and derailleur cage. The “”one lever-one action”” system remains as does the Ultra-Shift system, the only available mechanical shifting system that allows for multiple downshifts (up to three gears at a time in upshifting and 5 in downshifting).
This heightened performance and functionality comes along with improvements to what is arguably the most comfortable and ergonomic command on the market as well.
While difficult to improve upon the fantastic feel of the Ergopower command, the internal side of the unit has been modified in such a way that it adapts itself even more closely to the wide array of handlebars available thus conferring greater comfort and control. Newly designed hoods in hypo-allergenic silicone with differentiated density design along with internal groves and structure to provide additional comfort where needed and more solid grip elsewhere.