Hands On: 2014 Campagnolo Comp Ultra, One Cranks & Bora Wheels – Actual Weights & Details!
Campagnolo’s recent price changes brought out a few new products with little fanfare, but they mark a big change for the brand and leave Shimano as the only major player not offering 30mm spindle cranksets.
The new Comp Ultra and Comp One provide Record and Athena level parts (those are unofficial model associations, but word around Campy’s tent suggested just that), but for now won’t come as part of a “Comp” group. Retail pricing is still TBD, but we’d guess it’ll make it’s way into some 2014 complete bike spec and be available for aftermarket around the end of the year. Updates on that as we get it. In the meantime, we do have actual weights and some install details…
The driveside contains the entire spindle, so no Ultra-Torque style two piece design. The raised section against the crankarm seats into the bearings, which means it’ll only work with Campagnolo bottom brackets. Fortunately, they’re included with the cranksets.
The non-drive crankarm slides onto the spindle, and has a recess for the lock bolt so it ends up with a smooth finish.
The actual order of assembly includes a bearing preload spacer with three small teeth that slide into the grooves on the spindle. Set it against the bearings, tighten the small set screw, then slide the crankarm on and tighten it down until it’s snug against the spacer.
The Comp Ultra has hollow carbon fiber arms, the Comp One is solid. Note the different shapes between the two, from both profiles above and below.
It’s a little hard to tell from this photo, but the Comp One is a bit slimmer.
They get regular Campagnolo XPSS chainrings.
The Comp Ultra comes in at 410g for driveside with 172.5 crankarms and 50/34 chainrings. Non-drive crankarm is 144g.
The Comp One is 423g and 169g for the same length and chainring combo.
Both will need 16g worth of spacer and lock nut, plus the two bearing covers for the bottom bracket. That brings the total weights to 560g (Ultra) and 608g (One). They didn’t have the BB on hand to weigh or inspect.
The Bora Ultra wheels get all-new 35mm carbon tubular rims with a revised nipple interface on the inside. They use the same hubs, so all of the weight savings compared to prior year models come from the rims.
The front wheel is straight pull. The rear uses 21 spokes laced in triples.
Same carbon hubs as before on the Bora Ultra.
They come in very, very light at just 525g for the front and 691g for the rear. That’s just 1,216g for the pair.
Check our original post for official photos, specs and additional new wheels, plus the new, lighter internal EPS battery.