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Old 09-24-2020, 07:56 AM
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I have videos from Campy but no way to post them.
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Old 09-24-2020, 08:10 AM
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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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Old 09-24-2020, 08:31 AM
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VeloNews has yet to report on it.
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Old 09-24-2020, 08:35 AM
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Very nice. Looks like Campy hit it out of the park.

I'm interested in the bottle cages.
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Old 09-24-2020, 08:36 AM
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Campagnolo sent a press release this a.m.
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"INTRODUCING EKAR
THE CAMPAGNOLO GRAVEL GROUPSET

Ekar delivers 1x13 transmission the way it should be: wide range, close ratio and no compromise.

Thanks to a 9T sprocket, Ekar’s unique and innovative gravel-specific 1x13 drivetrain delivers a full range of gear ratios with smooth, natural gear progressions for the perfect cadence, whatever your speed, and whatever your style of gravel riding.

With four chainring options – 38, 40, 42 and 44T – and a choice of three cassettes – 9-36T, 9-42T and 10-44T – Ekar is ready for however you ride and wherever your adventures take you!

Ekar is not just the world’s lightest gravel groupset, it’s also reliable, durable and fast – and it was born tough. Born on the mountain that gave the new groupset its name and with which it shares unmistakable and authentic characteristics."

There was a link to a zip file brochure.
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Old 09-24-2020, 08:46 AM
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Old 09-24-2020, 08:48 AM
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Very nice. Looks like Campy hit it out of the park.

I'm interested in the bottle cages.
I agree on the first comment. The second, my price list doesn't have anything related to softgoods or any EKAR branded product. I have a call today with them so I'll ask. I think the bags looks great. And there's no shortage of incredible talented clothing/bag companies in Italy. So I'm betting they are pretty solid and well designed.
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Old 09-24-2020, 08:49 AM
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Above Category did a build and here is their review:

https://abovecategorycycling.com/blo...ogIkNQR0xFVSJ9

Very tempting. Only negative I see is only shifts one gear at a time down the cassette. And of course I don't know if I'm ready for 1X yet.
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Old 09-24-2020, 08:49 AM
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https://gravelcyclist.com/bicycle-te...avel-groupset/

Some pictures and a write up.


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Old 09-24-2020, 08:50 AM
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VeloNews has yet to report on it.
And they’ll mistakenly report it as a 2x system.
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Old 09-24-2020, 08:51 AM
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I have said it before though, the campy hydro system is my favorite of the 3, it brakes amazing and with the ergo hoods which are the most comfy (and no I have not tried GRX) it is just so nice.

Now. Give me a gravel 2x groupset because I don't want anything to do with 1x probably ever again (that said this group might make me re-consider at some point).
I have not tried Campagnolo hydraulic braking yet but I'm intrigued and have read only positive reviews. That said, I can vouch for the excellence of Shimano's GRX hydraulic brakes and the ergonomics of the Di2 GRX levers, which are also superb. The 2x GRX is great stuff but I actually like the idea of the 1x13 here. The gravel roads I did in Michigan have constant up and down on short, sharp rises and there's a lot of shifting going on between the two chainrings. For the first time in my riding life I sort of wish for a 1x system. I've not used one in the past and this 1x13 has my attention.

My Zanconato has been crafted for electronic shifting only so I can't try this groupset on that bike.

This is a groupset that looks really well considered and I hope Campagnolo can gain some market share back.
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Old 09-24-2020, 08:53 AM
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I agree on the first comment. The second, my price list doesn't have anything related to softgoods or any EKAR branded product. I have a call today with them so I'll ask. I think the bags looks great. And there's no shortage of incredible talented clothing/bag companies in Italy. So I'm betting they are pretty solid and well designed.
The bags and kit look nice too.

I really don't recall Campy ever, in my 40 years of riding Campy, being this organized and coordinated for a new product rollout. I'm really stunned and happy for them. I suspect it will sell well.

The partners page is impressive too. Getting in with the big American brands will bump their brand up significantly. The win in the Tour didn't hurt either.
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Old 09-24-2020, 08:54 AM
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And they’ll mistakenly report it as a 2x system.
Nailed it.
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