More news from Italy with the new Campagnolo Ekar group! The Italians on a roll lately, first off was that little race victory in France and now they give us mortals a 1×13 drivetrain that is pretty dang light. The release of Campagnolo’s new Ekar groupset is something new for most folks, and today we have most of the details. Campagnolo Ekar is a 1×13 mechanical drivetrain developed specifically for gravel. It’s also quite light. Is this the revitalization of Campagnolo that fans have been waiting for? Hopefully, it goes better than their mountain bike components back in the day!
Learn more about the Campagnolo Ekar group below or visit www.campagnolo.com.
OPEN WI.DE. with the Campagnolo Ekar
The photos in this post are the personal photos of the WI.DE. bike of Campagnolo engineer Nicolo Martinello and courtesy of OPEN Cycles.
Story Behind Ekar
Born on the mountain that gave the new groupset its name and with which it shares unmistakable and authentic characteristics. Cima Ekar is a charmingly diverse little gravel paradise in the Venetian PreAlps. It’s not the highest peak, it’s not the steepest climb, and it’s not a celebrated regular on the Corsa Rosa or the other big-name Italian bike races but it embodies gravel riding at its very heart; it’s almost as if it was made not only for us to find, explore, and adventure together, but also to test our skill, technique, and fitness. It’s a special cyclist’s playground with a character that’s simultaneously unique, epitomizing the appeal of Italian gravel. This area of Italy shares elements of its makeup with all the countless unmade roads, broken tracks, natural trails, and swooping singletrack around the world that we call ‘gravel’. Read the rest on the Campagnolo website!