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Mostly marketing and money influences this -- much more than performance, at least from what I've seen. Its about tradeoffs, and not everyone has the same goals. Cheap chains often last far longer than super-lightweight, super-expensive ones designed for racing. Which do you think is the better tradeoff for a commuter? For a racer? Generally speaking: ...


"Campy" is an affectionate name for Campagnolo, an Italian bicycle parts manufacturer. The reason why you see it specifically mentioned in many cases (whereas you don't see Shimano/SRAM mentioned) is that the parts are rarer (and more expensive) and often incompatible with Shimano/SRAM (though Zinn notes it may be accidentally getting better). Shimano/SRAM ...


It's abbreviation for Campagnolo.

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