CAMPAGNOLO CHALLENGES TIME WITH THE TRIATHLON/TIME TRIAL PROJECT Less than a year after the launch of mechanical components for Triathlon and Time Trial disciplines and just six months after the launch of its EPS drivetrains, Campagnolo® presents a range of new components for timed cycling competitions. The number of Triathlon and Time Trial enthusiasts grows daily, and Campagnolo® - the world leader in technological innovation - has developed a comprehensive range of specialized products to cater to their every need. Since the presentation of the EPS in Sicily, the demand for bar-end EPS controls and EPS brake controls has grown steadily stronger. Campagnolo® has responded to this market demand as a true leader, drastically cutting development times to launch these two innovative products today - just six months since the arrival of the Super Record™ 11s and Record™ 11s electronic systems. This has been a project that has challenged the resources of the Campagnolo® R&D division, and was only possible through continuous collaboration with the world's top triathletes and time trial specialists. The results of this work are outstanding: the bar-end controls and brake controls offer our athletes the best performance they could possibly ask for in terms of aerodynamics, ergonomics, speed and precision, and are also extremely easy to use. But this project did not stop at creating new controls for Campagnolo's EPS electronic drivetrains. The new Bora Ultra™ and Bullet Ultra™ streamlined cranksets complete the range of products dedicated to time trials and triathlons. These are more than just aerodynamic cranksets, but perfect machines optimized in every single detail, as even a hundredth of a second can be crucial in these disciplines. Through advanced simulation software, wind tunnel testing, exclusive technologies - such as the manufacturing process for unidirectional carbon fiber, CULT™ and USB™ technologies - and the use of titanium, the Campagnolo® Research and Development division has once again created a project that sets a bold new benchmark for enthusiasts of the Ironman race and for the many different classes of Triathlon and Time Trial events. May 23rd 2012 a new chapter in Campagnolo's passion for innovation.
BAR-END EPS CONTROLS Back to zero position: Lever automatically returns to zero position Multi-shifting System: the ability to shift up or down uninterruptedly by up to 11 sprockets Multi-Dome Tech™: Provides a tactile click feeling and minimizes shifting mistakes. This exclusive technology (with 5 aluminum dome-shaped layers stacked on top of one another) developed by Campy Tech Lab™ in collaboration with Campagnolo athletes strikes the perfect balance between operating force and tactile shift feedback. It also minimizes the possibility of unintentionally shifting the rear or front derailleur.
Weight: 98 gr. (both)
Switch Mode button: the “mode” buttons allow the user to check battery charge, make fine adjustments to the rear or front derailleur - even while riding (with the “ride setting” procedure), and set the zero position of the rear and front derailleur (“zero setting” procedure) 100% waterproof: all control components are built to operate in any weather conditions in compliance with the IP67 standard.
EPS BRAKE LEVER SHIFT CONTROLS Aerodynamic shape: for lowest coefficient of drag. Ergonomic lever profile: maximum safety and adjustable braking system Quick release system: Eases installation and removal of the wheels and allows to open the distance between rim and brake pads Separation of shift buttons: minimizes the risk of shifting mistakes keeping with Campagnolo’s philosophy of “One lever-One action”
Weight: 109 gr. (both)
BAR-END EPS™ INTERFACE • RGB led glows in different colors to communicate system status to the user • Manages the setting procedures • Receives impulses from the controls and translate them into digital signals that are transferred to the DTI™ Power Unit • Maintains a dialogue with the DTI™ Power Unit and thereby processes the information
Weight: 29 gr.
Dual cable wiring: for simultaneous functionality controls of EPS™ Bar-end shifters and EPS™ Brake lever shift controls.
BULLET ULTRA™ CRANKSET Streamlined cranks in unidirectional carbon fiber: makes for a light and stiff crankset that maximizes power transfer to the road with unparalleled aerodynamics. Full carbon fiber spider: the unique shape of the chainring mount is specifically designed for maximum aerodynamic efficiency while also increasing the overall stiffness of the crankset. XPSS™: Exclusive design of the eight up-shift zones and two down-shift zones of the chainring. The specific profile of the teeth and the zones dedicated to upward and downward chain movement enables fast and precise shifting in all conditions
Weight: 815 gr.
Power-Torque bottom bracket: System with single axle designed to maximize stiffness and power transfer. USB™ Technology: USB™ ceramic ball bearings reduce friction, guaranteeing maximum smoothness and resistance to corrosion and wear; they maintain consistent performance over time. Chainrings available: 34/50 – 36/52 – 39/53 Lengths available: 170 – 172.5 – 175
BORA ULTRA™ CRANKSET XPSS™: Exclusive design of the eight up-shift zones and two down-shift zones of the chainring. The specific profile of the teeth and the zones dedicated to upward and downward chain movement enables fast and precise shifting in all conditions Titanium axle and titanium screws with left-handed thread: reduce the overall weight of the crankset by 40 grams. Ultra-Hollow Technology™ hollow cranks and spider: reduces weight – increases stiffness and maximizes weight to stiffness ratio Ultra-Torque™ bottom bracket: power to the pedals is transferred efficiently without any power loss.
Weight: 795 gr.
CULT™ Technology: The combination of the best ceramic ball bearings available on the market and special Cronitect™ steel. The bearings are lubricated with only a light oil, increasing the smoothness of the crank nine-times. Resistant to corrosion for improved longevity. Chainrings available: 39/53 – 42/54 – 42/55 Lengths available: 170 – 172.5 – 175
Published on May 23, 2012