Campagnolo Athena EPS Electronic Group

Campagnolo EPS electronic transmission is the solution (gears and handles) of the Italian manufacturer.Here is an overview of the range of principle and features offered. Many cyclists wishing one day equip their bikes.

Le Campy Tech Lab

Created by Campagnolo, this is simply the place where are imagined, tested and developed all the technological innovations of the Italian firm. The EPS was invented by Campagnolo engineers within this entity.

What at Campagnolo EPS

Campagnolo EPS, understand Electronic Power Shift! This innovation to be coordinating the mechanical parts of a group of bicycle transmission to electronic technologies. Its direct competitor is the Japanese manufacturer with technology Shimano Di2.

Controls the cyclist gives through the levers of two handles (Ergopower EPS) on the handlebar passing through a module that converts the analog signal into a digital ( DTI interface: Digital Tech ™ Intelligence ) then received by the electronic system (Power Unit) powered by a battery. Adding optimizations, this system responds to commands by pressing the rear derailleur and front through electric motors.

>> Dossier: The bicycle’s transmission system

The electronic components of Campagnolo EPS group

Here is a picture of the location of the various components on a road bike.

  1. Ergopower EPS
  2. Interface DTI EPS (common to Record and Super Record)
  3. EPS Power Unit (common to Record and Super Record) control and battery Case
  4. EPS front derailleur
  5. Rear derailleur EPS

We will note here that the new models from the second generation EPS (V2) now incorporate Power Unit (control and battery Case) in the heart of the framework in different places possible. (Top tube, down tube and seat tube)

Ergopower EPS

Unlike its competitors Campagnolo designs handles that have levers on a simple principle: a lever action. One of the qualities that made Campagnolo’s reputation is outstanding ergonomics of the handle. Thereof, the EPS groups even sees a shift-down command (within the handle) lower than its mechanical counterpart. This allows the rider to steer it even lying down: this is the E-Ergonomy!

With the EPS technology, the front derailleur and rear derailleur are controlled with a single click on the levers.

Each handle also has a mode button. The Switch Mode is the multifunction button required for the initial setting and for setting in motion of the rear derailleur (s handy AC wheel change during the race). It also allows to display the state of the battery. All these actions are visible through a separate color LED on the DTI.

L’interface DTI EPS

The interface is, with Power Unit, the thinking brain EPS electronics, DTI. Its main functions are:

  • Show battery charge state
  • Enable different color LED rgb to communicate with the user cyclist
  • Managing the adjustment procedure
  • Receive pulse commands and translate them into digital signals to be transmitted to the Power Unit
  • Process information from derails
  • Dialogue with the power unit in interpreting the information

Zero Setting function and Ride Setting
It allows to make the initial settings of components, but also in practice.

Power Unit DTI EPS

The box contains the motherboard (the brain) of the system but also the battery.

In its first version this case was only external and fixed mainly on the bottom of the lower tube below the bottle cage. Since the second generation (V2) This case has been refined and extended. Attaching externally via a support, it is now possible to mount inside the frame in different places:

  • Internal: seat tube
  • Internal: down tube
  • Internal: horizontal tube
  • External: cassette opposite side base

This will equip a modern framework that provides the technology, like a bike a bit older with an external battery support. The fixation on older framework that has no cable integration can also be done but remains less aesthetic.

The lithium-ion rechargeable battery has a range of about 1500 km at an average distance of 500km / month.Although this is a variable factor depending on frequency of use and weather conditions. If the user makes more kilometers during the month will be extended autonomy.

The battery has a life of about 500 cycles. It takes about 4 hours to charge the battery.

Note that the recharge once its battery is made on a specific location of the bicycle frame changing depending on the manufacturer. A connector port connected to the Power Unit is integrated into the frame.

The EPS front derailleur

The engine has a transmission with very high torque gearboxes. The front derailleur has an automatic repositioning of technology that recognizes the position where lie the rear derailleur and the location of the chain on the sprocket. Thus the cyclist no longer has to worry about the mechanical alignment of the chain during practice.

The rear derailleur EPS

The rear derailleur uses materials like carbon fiber and titanium (Super Record EPS and Record EPS).Aluminium is used for the Athena range.

Multi-shifting Technology
allows to climb or descend up to 11 gears with a single command.

Exclusive Unlock System
The rear derailleur release system allows, in case of system malfunction, move it manually to the desired position. This feature also protects the derailleur if dropped.

The settings and installing the EPS

Extremely simplified, it is indeed easier to go connect cables to adjust the cables. Nevertheless, the establishment of the internal power unit still requires expertise. The installation also requires some specific tools like magnets kits for the cables, and a tool to disconnect connectors.

The different ranges Campagnolo EPS

There are three lines in the product’s catalog using the EPS technology:

  • Super Record EPS: the very high end and very light version.(Carbon and titanium)
  • Record EPS: This is the high-end and light version.(Carbon and aluminum)
  • Athena: This is the low-end version of the affordable electric Campagnolo.(Aluminium)

We have deliberately omitted the weight and rates in this matter as very progressive over the years. To do this simply to refer to the manufacturer’s website. The weight and design differ on electronic and mechanical components thus varying the price of the product.

The perceptible benefits of electronic transmission EPS

In summary, here are the different elements that you can keep an electronic transmission Campagnolo EPS.

  • faster speed of change: not the cable trigger, the order is given directly from the derailleur.
  • The Multi-Shifting system that lets you choose the number of gears to move up or down in one shot interaction on the handle.
  • more precise gear changes: the electronic control never moves.
  • Automatic adjustment of the front derailleur prevents friction of the chain on the fork.
  • The manual release of the rear derailleur EPS in case of any damage
  • The exceptional ergonomics of the handle dedicated EPS
  • The adjustment wheelchair components (Ride Setting)
  • The gorgeous aesthetics and finishing groups Record EPS and Super Record
  • The integration of the Power Unit control with battery within or externally

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