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I'm in a fortunate but indecisive predicament: I've just got a new Campagnolo Record groupset for the new road bike I'm building up. It comes with the rather natty Skeleton brakes, which will of course match the rest of the groupset and the Campag levers.

I've been offered a pair of SRAM Red brakes for a very good price by a clubmate, and I'd always heard they were excellent brakes.

Does anyone have any comparative experience of the two brakes, and possibly of mixing and matching Campag levers with SRAM Red brakes? I'd be interested to hear your views...

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Karbon Kev [688 posts] 3 years ago
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Go for the Campag brakes by far, much better than Sram can produce imo ....

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Raleigh [1665 posts] 3 years ago
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Go for the SRAM brakes by far, much better than Campag can produce imo...

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drheaton [3318 posts] 3 years ago
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Surely the obvious course of action is to get the SRAM and use them as the starting point for a whole new bike...

For me, if you have a perfectly good set of brakes then stick with them because otherwise they'll only sit on a shelf somewhere unused.

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russyparkin [570 posts] 3 years ago
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sram work better, campag look better.

soooo campag it is

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Pierre [95 posts] 3 years ago
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Excellent - four replies pretty much sum up my thoughts on it so far!  1

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dreamlx10 [153 posts] 3 years ago
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Sram brakes with a Record groupset, I'll go and lie down for a while to get over the shock. Mix and match Shimano and Sram all you like but leave Campagnolo alone please !!

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russyparkin [570 posts] 3 years ago
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campag calipers and the rest of my bike is ultegra. and im not even sorry.

campag brakes are really nice to use.

sram reds are stunning as well though, campag win on value and looks