Ekar is not only the lightest gravel group in the world: it is also reliable, durable and fast. Thanks to the first 9 teeth sprocket, the exclusive and innovative Ekar 1x13 transmission specific for gravel offers a complete range of gears with smooth and natural gears for a perfect cadence, whatever your speed and whatever your gravel driving style.
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 Ventian 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 for us to find, explore and adventure together, to test the skill, technique and fitness, and prove the passion, spirit and camaraderie. It’s a special cyclist’s playground with a character that’s simultaneously unique, epitomizing the appeal of Italian gravel, yet that shares elements of its makeup with all the countless unmade roads, broken tracks, natural trails, and swooping singletrack right around the world of ‘gravel’.
Ekar’s is a character that changes with the seasons, waxing and waning like the moon above and sometimes showing a secret sparkle like the stars. To get the best fun and your finest performance on the technical climbs, the thrilling descents and the undulating paths, you need confidence that you and your bike can tame it together in perfect harmony. You need a gear ratio range that’s not only wide, but also spaced to intuitively work with your cadence as you take the rough with the smooth. Mt Ekar is where Campagnolo worked it out how 13-speed system would deliver so well. Hit the roots, the ruts and trailway drop-offs and you’ll want the best chain security only a specially-designed 1x system can achieve. It’s on Mt Ekar that the countless test rides proved the groupset’s capabilities so it's ready for your trails. Mix the sweat of sustained effort with the spring shower and you’ll be glad of Ekar’s ergonomically designed Ergopower controls, and as Campagnolo approach ski season you’ll appreciate the new grip of the gravel-ready Ergopower levers. To ride fast of course you need to brake fast – with power on tap and the subtle modulation to keep you always feeling in control. Once again, it was the long days on Ekar that showed us the way.
Campagnolo Ekar brakes
Campagnolo Ekar 13S RD21-EK13 rear derailleur
Campagnolo Ekar 40-tooth FC21-EK13 chainset
Campagnolo Ekar 13S 9-42T CS21-EK1392 cassette
Campagnolo Ekar CN21-EK13 chain