When we found out that Campagnolo, a company that after a short foray into the mountain bike arena some 15-20 years ago, were going to start producing cyclocross specific components, the only two words we could seem to muster were 'grazie' and 'bravo'!
This high quality chain ring is specifically design to withstand the abuse of 'cross and off road riding. Using what Campy refers to as CART -Cyclecross(sic) Advanced Racing Technology, the chainrings have a sheared-drawn light alloy base with black anodized finish and 8 pickup pins fixed to the inside of the chainring. In summary, the sheared drawn allot is super tough to hold up in a harsh cycling environment while the black anodized coating adds even more protection and longevity of the ring. The eight pins create specific shifting zones and assist the chain in both up and down shifting. More zones = quicker shifting. Black anodized finished.