Campagnolo have unveiled time trial components for their EPS electronic groupset, namely bar end shifters and brake lever shifters, plus two new aero chainsets.
The Italian manufacturer launched the Record and Super Record EPS groupsets in November 2011, and the new components mark Campagnolo’s move into the electronic time trial/triathlon market, while the new Bora Ultra and Bullet Ultra chainsets can be used as part of either a mechanical or electronic setup.
The bar end EPS controls, which weigh 98g for both, feature a multi-shifting system which allows the user to shift up or down the entire 11 sprocket cassette in one move, while Multi-Dome Tech, five aluminium dome-shaped layers on top of one another, produces a tactile click when shifting, with Campagnolo wanting to mirror the positive shift feeling achieved with their mechanical groupsets.
The electronic bar end controls are 100 per cent waterproof and have a Switch Mode button which allows you to check the level of battery charge while riding, as well as make minor adjustments to the zero position of the front and rear derailleurs.
The ergonomic and aero-shaped EPS brake lever shift controls (109g for both) use a quick release system to ease installation and removal of wheels, while also allowing you to open the distance between the rim and brake pads. Shifting buttons are kept at a safe distance to minimise shifting errors.
The Bora Ultra chainset (795g) uses a titanium axle and titanium screws with left-handed thread to reduce the overall weight by 40g. XPSS technology uses an exclusive design of eight up-shift zones and two down-shift zones of the chainring, with profiled teeth and zones dedicated to upward and downward chain movement allow for quick and precise shifting. The chainset is available with 53-39t, 54-42t and 55-42t chainrings, with 170mm, 172.5mm and 175mm crank arm lengths.
Finally, the Bullet Ultra chainset (815g), one level down from the Bora Ultra, is available with 50-34t, 52-36t and 53-39t chainrings, again with 170mm, 172.5mm and 175mm cranks.