Campagnolo Daytona

Discussion in 'Cycling Equipment' started by encomium, Dec 28, 2006.

  1. encomium

    encomium New Member

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    hi, does anyone know when this groupset was discoutinued by Campy? Or renamed to Centaur (as i understand). I'm just trying to determine how old the groupset on a particular bike I am looking at buying is potentially.

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  2. serenaslu

    serenaslu New Member

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    I'm not a Campy aficionado in the least, so others will have to verify or dispute; but my understanding was that the Athena group was renamed to Daytona in 2000 and then replaced by the Centaur group in 2002. So I a guessing that 2000,2001 is about the limit of the range of the components.
     
  3. carpediemracing

    carpediemracing New Member

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    Daytona was simply renamed Centaur. Apparently the name Daytona is owned by someone associated with the Daytona 500 NASCAR race. Or so I heard.

    I have a couple cranks and shifters in both names. They seem to be the same level quality, i.e. below Chorus/Record but a step above the Veloce steel-encroached stuff.

    cdr
     
  4. John M

    John M New Member

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    2001 was the last year of Daytona. It is indistinguishable from 2002 Centaur (and little changed from 2002-2006).
     
  5. Eastway82

    Eastway82 New Member

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    Yep, Daytona=Centaur. The shifters are internally absolutely identical to Veloce and Mirage. The only difference is the brake and shift lever finish/material.
     
  6. encomium

    encomium New Member

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    thanks people! i got the bike and it seems like a pretty good setup although i don't have massive experience with road bikes so i could be wrong.

    anyway, let's hope that i really get in to it and enjoy riding and mature in to a decent cyclist!

    happy new year!!
     
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    hd reynolds New Member

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    FWIW, before the name Centaur was adapted to replace Daytona it was the name of Campy's mtb groupset (the mtb groupset was later scraped coz it was unprofitable for them).
     
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