Campagnolo Electronic Group Getting Closer to Production
Campagnolo was showing off what appears to be a very near production ready Tech Lab 11 group, teasing that it should be in shops by spring 2012.
Pricing isn’t set, but many of the details are. Like the Super Record 11, the electronic group will be adorned with plenty of titanium hardware, ceramic bearings and carbon fiber parts. The battery is Lithium-Ion and should have a range similar to Di2. More pics and details after the break…
The shifter levers use a very similar layout to their mechanical counterparts. The thumb button is considerably lower profile since all you should have to do is tap it instead of pushing a small bit to move cable.
Like Di2, it has a small junction box at the front of the system. Wiring has a kevlar braid outer to help protect it, a good idea considering the likely cost of the system.
Looking top down (left) and bottom up.
Perhaps because of the extensive use of carbon fiber and titanium, the full group is expected to weigh in 65g to 70g lighter than Dura-Ace Di2. How much of that comes from non-electronic parts is unknown (cranks, cassette, etc.) at present.