Campagnolo releases The Gold corkscrew, and it costs €1,950
Yes, that is how much it costs
This competition is now closed
By Oscar Huckle
Published: December 5, 2022 at 4:04 pm
Campagnolo has released a very special limited-edition gold-plated version of its Big Corkscrew just in time for Christmas.
The corkscrews retail for an eye-watering €1,950, making them pricier than Ekar, the brand's gravel groupset.
The limited-edition corkscrews come in 18-karat Rose Gold and 24-karat Gold options.
Tullio Campagnolo is responsible for several key cycling innovations – including the cam-design quick-release skewer and the parallelogram-style rear derailleur – but he is also said to have pioneered the self-centring corkscrew.
According to the Italian brand, the corkscrew originated from an incident in 1966 where Tullio hurt his hand opening an awkward bottle of wine with a corkscrew that wasn't up to the job.
Minutes after the incident, he is said to have designed a new type of corkscrew that uses a self-centring telescopic bell. This positions the screw exactly in the centre of the cork, allowing for easy extraction.
Campagnolo says the design never punctures the lower part of the cork or raises any of the wine's sediments.
The two levers of the corkscrew are fastened to the body using chainring bolts.
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The Big Corkscrew has seen a few different finishes over the years, including bronze, satin, black and titanium versions. The Big Corkscrew typically retails for £174.99 / €179, but these new gold-plated designs see the price jump more than ten-fold.
UK and international pricing is to be confirmed.
Oscar Huckle is a technical writer at BikeRadar. He has been an avid cyclist since his teenage years, initially catching the road cycling bug and riding for a local club. He's since been indoctrinated into gravel riding and more recently has taken to the dark art of mountain biking. His favourite rides are epic road or gravel routes, and he has also caught the bikepacking bug hard after completing the King Alfred's Way and West Kernow Way. Oscar has a BA degree in English Literature and Film Studies and has close to a decade of cycling industry experience, initially working in a variety of roles at Evans Cycles before joining Carbon Bike Repair. He is particularly fond of workshop tool exotica and is a proponent of Campagnolo groupsets. Oscar prefers lightweight road and gravel frames with simple tube shapes, rather than the latest trend for aerodynamics and full integration. He is obsessed with keeping up to date with all the latest tech, is fixated with the smallest details and is known for his unique opinions.
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