In the fall of 2009 Campagnolo ushered in a complete and ground-up redesign of the relatively unchanged 17 year old original ErgoPower design. On the exterior, we now see asymmetrical and extreme anatomical shapes, lengthened double bend and curved shift/brake blades and Vari-Cushion Silicon padded hoods. The re-designed internals feature a bearing system that greatly reduces shifting effort and has decreased the length of throw for shifting and also decreased the amount of cable pull for activating the brake calipers. In short - this was a monumental effort on Campagnolo's part to produce what they perceive as the most refined and best offering in a brake/shifter unit on the market. One other thing to note is the fact that Campagnolo decided to choose it's own path in terms of originality and innovation and not imitate other competitors by borrowing ideas and ideologies. These efforts paid off as the 11 speed ErgoPower levers were met with positive response by riders and critics alike.
For the second version of the ErgoPower 11 speed lever, Campagnolo's engineers maintained almost all of the original design and made only a few, but important upgrades. Two of the largest improvements made are the slots for cable routing have been tweaked to the lessen the cable bulge under the hoods. The other is the composition of the shifter body has changed to shave 10 grams of weight and increase strength. The levers also receive the new red 11 graphics. Remaining are all the other Super Record niceties - full carbon shift/brake blades with triple cut outs, titanium bolts and titanium inner working parts and a dab of carbon on the inner shift blade. The top offering from Campy got better and proves once again how committed they are at producing the very best in both quality of engineering and quality of materials and manufacturing to keep them on the top.
The Super Record 11 has a 3 distinct upgrades over the Record lever: Titanium ratchet wheel instead of alloy, carbon fiber inner shift blade instead of resin and 3 cut-out sections in the outer shift blade.