Campagnolo has announced a new V3 line of Record and Super Record EPS. The major components remain broadly the same as previously, but what has changed is the DTI interface unit and the internal battery.
The DTI unit sits below the stem and controls shifting. The new version is more rounded than its predecessor, making it more aerodynamic, and has been redesigned to improve fit to the bike. There’s now a charging port built in, making battery charging much easier to set up without having to drill holes in the bike’s frame. The LED indicators are also redesigned to make them more visible when riding.
In addition there’s built-in wireless connectivity via ANT+ and Bluetooth – not with the derailleurs (unlike SRAM’s recently launched eTap groupset) but with a PC, tablet or smartphone. This means that the rider can customise EPS set-up via the new MyCampy app which is soon to be launched for iPhone and Android devices.
The MyCampy app is free to download and will allow users to choose the function of individual buttons, download EPS firmware updates and perform real-time diagnosis of the components’ performance. Additionally it allows you to keep an inventory of your cycling kit and how much each component has been used.
Within MyCampy, the MyCampySessions tool allows you to look at each gear shift and analyse your performance during your ride as well as providing hints and tips to improve your riding.
The V3 groupset also modifies the internal battery’s shape, making it slimmer so that it fits into the frames with narrower tubes which are becoming more prevalent in aero bikes.
The changes in V3 are limited to Record and Super Record – the Chorus EPS groupset uses different technology.