Hot on the heels of last week’s Campagnolo Chorus, Record and Super Record news comes yet more from the Italian groupset manufacturer in the form of an electronic version of Chorus – Electronic Power Shift (EPS).
Filling in the gap between Record and Athena EPS, the new version comes as an addition to the line rather than as a replacement for the mechanical shifter.
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As is Campagnolo’s stated strategy for Chorus, the groupset has been built to the company’s highest standards in terms of strength, performance and longevity. Where the top three (Chorus, Record and Super Record) component lines differ from each other is firstly cost, then in the weight of the component units.
Usually that means you see more machining, where it doesn’t affect strength, and a greater use of exotic materials but with no loss in performance – the same is said to be true with Chorus EPS. Campag are proud to say that the waterproofing is also first class, as the new groupset has an IP67 waterproof rating.
They haven’t held back when it comes to the build either, as Chorus gains the V2 EPS power unit (or the more straightforward name of battery) in the latest internal version that’s bolted inside the seat tube. Attached to the power unit is the EPS processor, so the whole package is well tucked away from the worst of the elements.
As you’d expect, 2015’s version of Chorus EPS gets all the bells and whistles announced with the updated mechanical groupset, so that sees it using the new four-arm, eight-bolt asymmetric cranks which come in 170 / 172.5 / 175mm lengths in interchangeable ring pairs of 53/39, 52/36 and 50/34. It also uses the Skeleton brakes that have been around for a few years.
More information: www.campagnolo.com
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