Campagnolo ?Athena EPS review

Campagnolo? Athena EPS
Cycling Weekly Verdict

That bit is, of course, harder to measure - unlike the initial financial outlay, which tipping over the £2k mark isn't a cheap one, especially when you factor in a possible new frame with electronic-compatible drillings

Reasons to buy
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    Auto trim front mech

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    Set up free

Reasons to avoid
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    Heavier compared to mechanical groupsets

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Let's cut to the chase. The Campagnolo Athena Electronic Power Shift (EPS) system works really well. The buttons and levers embedded in the brake hoods are ergonomically well positioned. The shape and feel of the ‘down' button, usually activated by your thumb, is sloping and snug.

The feel from the lever lacks the reassuring clunk that the Campag Ergopower is rightly celebrated for, but you still feel a ‘click' even though there are no cables being activated in EPS.

The shifting is quick and precise: under load, out of the saddle, on the down-stroke of the pedal, up steep hills and even wearing winter gloves the number of fluffed changes was insignificant (ie the same as with any other similar system).

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