2014 Campagnolo Details Emerge – Internal EPS Battery, BB30 Cranksets & More!
Our friends over at Fair Wheel Bikes just got the scoop on some of Campagnolo’s new components for 2014, the biggest of which is a 30mm spindle option with two new cranksets!
They’re also adding a slimmer battery for their EPS electronic shifting that’ll work both inside and out of the frame using various mounts. Lastly, several new alloy and and updated carbon wheels make an appearance.
For the cranks, the new Comp Ultra and Comp One will use their new “Over-Torque” 30mm spindle to fit BB30 and PressFit30 frames without adapters. The Comp Ultra, shown, uses hollow UD carbon fiber arms and will come in standard (52/39 and 53/39) and compact (50/34 and 52/36) chainring options and three arm lengths (170, 172.5 and 175). It comes with the BB and uses their Ceramic USB bearings. Claimed weight is just 620g for the set, which is a whopping 75g lighter than the titanium-spindled Super Record crankset!
UPDATE: Hands on photos and actual weights posted here.
The Comp One keeps most of the same spec but downgrades to special steel bearings. Claimed weight is 675g, compared to 745g for Chorus.
Both cranksets use a hollow 30mm aluminum spindle. They’re compatible with BB30, PFBB30 and BB386EVO bottom brackets and will use special tools to tighten the non-driveside crankarm onto the spindle. Both come with 11-speed chainrings.
The new EPS battery will come in Record and Athena levels and include a mounting bracket that works internally or externally.
The battery’s threaded holes can be bolted directly inline with the water bottle bolts on the inside of the frame, without the mount. You’ll just have to keep that in mind if you decide to change bottle cages. For external use, the new mount fits in standard Di2 placements. The battery’s shape is slightly ovalized but looks to have a bit of angle adjustment to help it stay inline with the frame or clear tires. The extra sets of holes add a good bit of positioning options.
If mounted inside, it has a dedicated charging wire and port that can be mounted to the frame so you won’t have to remove the battery for charging. Campagnolo’s documents say it’s good for anywhere from 1,100km (infrequent use) to 1,720km (heavy use) per charge. Weight is 132g, and the cage adds another 21g.
The new Vento Asymmetric are an update for the Vento Reaction, dropping 182g for the pair and adding asymmetric rims with different heights front to rear, new black anodized hubs with adjustable bearings and an alloy axle. It uses 18 aero spokes in the front, 20 in the rear, held tight with red alloy nipples. It’ll come in standard and CX versions, the latter getting double bearing seals for cyclocross and the appropriate decaling. Claimed weights are 1,645g (753g front / 892g rear). Unfortunately, you’ll add 45g if you opt for the Shimano/SRAM freehub body.
The Khamsin is essentially the same wheelset as the Vento but with brass nipples and round spokes, putting the weights at 1760g (815g front / 945g rear). That’s 113g less than the MY2013 Khamsin, and same CX option and Shimano/SRAM freehub weight penalty apply.
The Bora One 35 is a new carbon tubular with anodized black alloy hubs and 18 bladed stainless steel spokes up front, 21 in the rear, with black alloy nipples. Weights are 555g front, 705g rear (1260g). It also gets a CX version.
The Bora Ultra 35 uses the same rims but upgrades to carbon hubs and CULT ceramic bearings. Weight is 1230g (540g F / 690g R). No CX option here.
The new Bora Ultra TT is a full Textreme HM carbon disc that comes in at 910g, which is 170g lighter than their Ghibli and has improved tolerances. The design uses tensioned discs to provide better lateral stability. It has an alloy hub and works with Shimano/SRAM cassettes, too.