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Product Image Campagnolo Ekar 1x13 speed gravel groupset

Campagnolo Ekar 1x13 speed gravel groupset

£1,166.66


Given the number of options some items will have to be ordered in. 

BB option is not in the drop down menu. State the BB standard required at checkout. 

Remember with EKAR the calipers are the same for 140mm and 160mm rotors. There the 160mm front ergo/caliper will take a 140mm rotor with the adapter removed. Same for the rear. Any 140mm to 160mm flat mount adapter will work. it not a Campagnolo specific part. The campoagnolo parts for the front are AC21-DBADF and for the rear are AC21-DBADR. Therefore only 140mm calipers are supplied. To use 160mm rotors you need to buy the above adapters. The adapters are not part of the groupset. 

Groupset includes,

  • ergopower,
  • disc brake calipers,
  • hoses,
  • Caliper mounts and fittings,
  • Brake fluid,
  • chainset,
  • BB,
  • cassette,
  • rear derailleur
  • rotors. 

See our selection of ERKAR compatible wheels. All BORG disc brake wheels are EKAR compatible. 

Campagnolo have named this after Mt Ekar however its the details that make this kit special.

With a wide range, close ratio and no compromise, Ekar is designed from the ground up to give you the very best performance, riding experience and reliability for gravel, all-road and endurance riding on the toughest terrain where you want to challenge yourself. From the outset our engineers and design team tested and pursued the route of a 1x system being the best for gravel, and engaged with the challenge of creating the best possible implementation – and the light, efficient, precise 13-speed Ekar is what delivers.

There is a full range of gearing with smooth, small steps for cadence progression, and a choice of gear ranges to suit the different specialisms within the gravel discipline – each with a wide range, and each with elegantly spaced progressions for smooth changes and no nasty cadence jumps. 1x offers maximum efficiency, no wasted gearing overlaps, an overall light weight system (under 2.4kg) and superior chain retention security. Its gears are designed to be gravel-specific with deliberate and natural-feeling progressive cadence control: 1-tooth steps for small sprockets and bigger steps for larger sprockets – for speeds to match every route.

Ekar features the best of proven Campagnolo disc brake performance and modulation, and controller technology and feel, all optimised for the very best gravel riding performance. With materials choice to blend the optimum balance of strength, durability and light weight demanded by forward-looking gravel riders, the Ekar groupset offers precise control and reliable performance – Ekar is the world’s lightest gravel groupset: reliable, durable & fast.

Now the nitty gritty.

Rear derailleur 275g

The Ekar design has been created specifically for gravel, the dedicated 1x system and the 13-speed cassette that makes it so effective – underpinned by the use of a 9-tooth sprocket, enabling a full gearing range with short, evenly-spaced shifts and well maintained cadence levels. The choice of technology, materials and designs are made to match the unique demands of all-road and gravel performance – to combine quick, precise, reliable shifting with high chain security, light weight, durability and toughness in the all-road arena.

A single rear derailleur design with mid-length cage is compatible with the varying sprocket sizes on all three cassette gearing options, from 9-36 to 10-44, perfect for every gravel requirement. The parallelogram's 2D trajectory is specifically designed for the Ekar 1x system, with a full change of precise mechanical movement to activate the 13 sprockets. Its pulley wheels with differentiated tooth-counts deliver optimum smooth chain running and high chain retention for security and peace of mind – whatever terrain you tackle. The clutch, permanently engaged for enhanced chain retention reliability and minimal operational noise, can be locked forward for easy wheel removal. There are more than 70 individual carefully designed and engineered parts in the Ekar derailleur alone. Carbon fiber-reinforced polyamide and anodised 7075 and 6082 alloys are skilfully combined in Ekar derailleur's body and cage, for the best blend of strength, durability and light weight, for long-term reliable operation and withstanding the knocks, grit and dust of hardcore gravel riding, while stainless steel bolts are used for strength and long-term resilience in the toughest conditions.

 Cassette

The precise 13-speed Ekar is available in three cassette options. On all three options, single-tooth steps across the six smaller sprockets provide the most consistent cadence progression with smooth, efficient changes. Gradually increasing wider spacing features on the larger half of the sprockets. This delivers a natural riding experience and helps you get the best from your performance on testing trails and tough terrain. Two of the three cassette options feature a 9-tooth cog. Extensive comparative tests have demonstrated that the 9-tooth is as efficient as any 10 or 11-tooth sprocket on any system, with no additional friction across its narrow-wide teeth, so you don't lose any of the wattage you produce.

Each cassette is built on two blocks, split 4- and 9-sprockets for the configurations featuring a 9-tooth, and 3-/10-sprockets for the range starting with a 10-tooth. For enhanced mechanical resistance, heat-treated carbon steel is used for the core of both blocks, and benefit from a nickel-chrome-satin surface treatment which reduces wear and friction, delivering the optimum durability for gravel riding. It sits on a new freehub driver body – called N3W – that features on the lightweight carbon Campagnolo Shamal wheelset, with a wide range of compatible wheelsets to follow. N3W is highly versatile, featuring the same groove profiles as the classic Campagnolo body, but 4.4mm shorter and lighter. With appropriate lockrings and adaptors, N3W is also compatible with all current and forthcoming Campagnolo 12-, 11- and 10-speed systems.

Combinations Endurance: 9-36T (9-10-11-12-13-14-16-18-20-23-27-31-36) Gravel Race: 9-42T (9-10-11-12-13-14-16-18-21-25-30-36-42) Gravel Adventure: 10-44T (10-11-12-13-14-15-17-19-22-26-32-39-44)
Weight 340 gr (9-36T)/ 390 gr (9-42T)/415 gr (10-44T)

 

Chainset

Lightweight, efficient, secure 1x Ekar system – perfect for gravel riding and racing

2-piece cranks: 630 steel axle & UD carbon arms – strong and lightweight

4 ring options –  38T, 40T, 42T and 44T

Narrow-wide tooth design – efficient drive & maximum chain security

ProTech™ strong, efficient, self-aligning Hirth joint semi-axles

Easy access to external crank bearings

Easily interchangeable alloy rings – no need to disassemble crank

4 crank arm lengths – 165, 170, 172.5 and 175mm

Narrow Q-factor – 145.5mm

Bottom bracket

It features the robust double-protection of Pro-Tech™ – a patented external sealing ring design protecting a strong, resilient fiberglass-charged polyamide central tube from the harmful ingress of water, mud and grit. The bottom bracket mates with the external stainless steel bearings – which are pressed onto the crank arms as an integral unit rather than the BB cups for longer lifespan.

Weight 50 gr.
Threaded and PressFit – BSA, ITA, BB86, BB30, BB30A, BB386, PF30, BB RIGHT, T47

 

Chain

Ekar C13 chain delivers impressively on all fronts. At just 4.9mm wide the C13 chain is 0.25mm narrower than the highly efficient Campagnolo 12-speed chain but delivers exactly the same high performance and durability that Campagnolo chains are renowned for. The C13 chain mates effectively with the wide-narrow teeth design of Ekar's 1x13-speed chainrings and cassette sprockets for a positive, efficient, low-friction drive, and benefits from high security. Despite its narrow profile, the C13 chain is very strong; its C60 steel inner links have a Nickel-Teflon surface treatment to withstand the higher rate of wear they are subject to. They are pinned to the high tensile strength C67 NiCrMo2 steel outer links – a more resistant steel with a higher carbon content, coated with a Nickel surface treatment to withstand the greater mechanical stresses they face. The whole chain, made in Campagnolo’s dedicated facility in Vicenza.

  • C13 gravel chain – new for Ekar 1x13
  • Efficient & secure wide-narrow teeth
  • Narrow yet incredibly strong
  • Ultrasound lubrication system
  • Quick link supplied
  • 242g 117 links

Ergopower 420g

For Ekar, we have made detailed gravel-orientated modifications and have retained the inherent design of the system. With differentiated levers you’ll never get a wrong shift.

Lever 3 is redesigned, with a larger C-shape, easy to reach while on the tops hoods or drops. Ekar Ergopower levers feature reach regulation adjustments, to fit your hand and finger size and suit the demands of your riding style. To further enhance control in gravel riding, Ekar Ergopowers' aluminum lever blade and controls’ surface coating finish is laser-cut with additional texture to increase your grip, whatever the conditions. The lasered pattern is also resistant to wear from sweat, dirt and cleaning agents – a gravel-proof solution. The internal Ultra-Shift™ mechanism controls the 13-speed rear derailleur, enabling you to up-shift by up to 3 sprockets in a single movement. The security of single downshifts is ideally suited to gravel riding on slippery, undulating and unpredictable surfaces.

 Brake calipers front and rear

  • Proven high braking performance
  • Progressive modulation and feel
  • High performance, long life organic pads
  • Flat mount only

Groupset is offered with 140mm or 160mm calipers. 160mm is advised. 160mm calipers are supplied with adapters.

Ekar rotors

These are new rotors made specifically for this groupset.

Ekar's rotors are strong 1.85mm thick stainless tempered steel – staying straight and true long-term even under heavy and sustained braking. A choice of 140 and 160mm diameter rotors are available, to suit your riding style, and offering an additional weight saving potential. With the same caliper and pads, the larger rotor produces greater stopping power thanks to increased heat dissipation over its larger surface area.

Revelant rotors supplied with the groupset.

Weight 157 gr (160mm Stainless Steel Spider)/123 gr (140mm Stainless Steel Spider)

COVID 19 update. Overseas shipping is now with a courier only. UPS or Parcel force.

U.K policy

Orders placed in the afternoon normally get sent the next workday where possible. Orders placed before noon are often sent the same day but this is not guaranteed. Priority is given to Royal Mail Special delivery items always. 

Same day disptach is not guaranteed due to volume of mail order. In general we are not operating with big delays in dispatch if any.

  • Standard shipping is with Royal Mail using there 24 service. Cost £3. This is not a guaranteed service and takes 1-7 days normally but can be longer. The tracking number is not tracking but is a conformation of delivery code. If the item has been delivered to you or a neighbour then the tracking shows something otherwise it won't. If the item is needed urgently then pay for the courier/special delivery. in the case of the items recorded as delivered but you claim non delivery or delivery attempted but parcel never available for collection no refund or replacement goods are possible. R24 is not a tracked or insured service. We are only liable if delivery never happens. We wait 30 days before declaring am item lost. If this is not acceptable to you then pay for Special Delivery which is tracked and insured. We are not longer taking the hit for lost items because you want to spend less on postage. 
  • For a £7 surcharge, a next day (not sunday) tracked service (from dispatch) with Royal mail special delivery is used. You get an hour delivery slot by text. It's a fine service and worth the money. This only works for items up to 2kg. beyond that it gets very expensive and Parcel Force 24 tracked is used. This is fully insured service so in the event of non delivery a claim is possible.
  • Rims are sent by courier only- cost £10. UPS is used. A phone number and email address must be supplied to allow me to book in. This service can also be picked for smaller items that you want delivered by UPS.
  • Wheels shipping cost is £15 (cost of courier + cost of the box) next day. To NI, Scottish Islands, Channel Islands, Isle of Man and that is a two day service.

Overseas 

Due to the disruption in postal services during 2020, misdeliveries, customs issues and long delays all overseas shipping is now with Royal Mail Internation al Tracked and Signed (europe only) and  UPS or Parcel Force tracked services. Parcel mass and destination affect price. So the following applies. I do not offer cheaper slower mail services anymore. Please don't ask as it means you have not read this page. There is no circumstance where i will use a cheaper service. 

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