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Old 09-24-2020, 07:00 AM
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The 'Un-Official' Campagnolo Ekar thread

Everything you would like to know will be in this thread. Let me know if you have any questions.

Retail price: $1825. Retail price of Chorus 12: $1942. So it's slightly cheaper than Chorus 12.
Includes: crank, BSA bb, chain, front brake caliper/lever, rear brake caliper/lever, cassette, rear derailleur, brake bolt kit, brake caliper adaptor.

That is what retail is. Of course online will be different.

Availability: so, it's limited right now. The original US Importer for Campy, they requested 50 kits and got 10. Campy USA has a small stock also. More is on a container on the way.

Let me know if you have questions.
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Old 09-24-2020, 07:07 AM
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The brake calipers, the front, it's now like Shimano flat mount. You can use an adaptor to go from 140 to 160mm rotors. OR, they still offer the original version, with the tabs built into it.

The graphics, it's designed to be a stand-alone group. Minimal Campagnolo branding. EKAR is supposed to not be the stodgy old Campy for the new generation riders.
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Old 09-24-2020, 07:08 AM
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As of now, the crank arm covers, only with EKAR. But I am trying to get some.

The BCD, it's the same as the Chorus.
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Old 09-24-2020, 07:13 AM
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Holy moly..Good on them.

EPS in the works? AXS killer? I know etap but twice the price as this?? Yikes.
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Old 09-24-2020, 07:20 AM
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Holy moly..Good on them.

EPS in the works? AXS killer? I know etap but twice the price as this?? Yikes.
For EKAR? Nothing I've heard. But this is a pretty awesome entry shot into a TRUE gravel kit. It looks awesome. Has all the right features. Minimal branding. Even a crankarm guard. Very well thought out.

And for us mechanics out there, the C13 chain will work on the 11 speed chain tool just as the 12 speed does!
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Old 09-24-2020, 07:26 AM
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Looks great
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Very nice, thanks for sharing the details Velocipede.

Some observations:

-I'm excited and happy to see some development around the bottom bracket, especially since some of us already use UT cranksets in less than ideal road conditions and more bearing protection is a good thing there.

-I see the big ring is slated for "eGravel" - is that a hint of what's to come? yuck.

-great that they kept the Chrous bcd so there will be some cross ring compatibility in the future. i bet the likes of worf-tooth, absolute black, etc will come out with eliptical rings for this bcd and be cross compatible to chorus.

-I LOVE that some campy accessories are coming back to market! I want some ekar bottle cages! Let's hope they expand this line and the stuff is great.

-boom. the most important part - they priced it correctly. at this price we will be seeing more campy on gravel bikes, i'm sure.
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Old 09-24-2020, 07:35 AM
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Wow, thanks for posting!

The website doesn't even have this.

How do you pronounce that - ee-car, eh-kar?

Any specs on that top tube bag?
dimensions, waterproof?
cable ports?

Those thumb levers are blowing my mind!
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Old 09-24-2020, 07:43 AM
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Glad they are offering a chain with quick link. I can't wait to try the group that I ordered with an incoming bike along with the new Shamal's.
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They are even doing some softgoods for EKAR. And it will be stocked on some bikes for 2021. Grandis and Bixxis will both have it as stock offerings.

LOVE the wooden display case for it. Nice packaging too. 100% recycled cardboard.
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excellent - this is all very smart on campy's part. it seems like they have put a lot of thought into this release both from a hardware and marketability standpoint.

very good!
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GCN's posted.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=isFw8dN3m9I
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By the way, people looking online for it, there is a 30 Day moratorium imposed by Campy for online retailers. So you'll have to wait for a bit. Us shops/bike companies, different story. I've already sold a couple groups and have them for review bikes in the works.
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Old 09-24-2020, 08:27 AM
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I am very interested in the crank covers and the saddle bag if/when you get some

Is a 12 speed quick link coming?
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