I am about to buy a new groupset. I have been on Campa stuff for 21years.
I was already decided to buy Record EPS. Now, there is new mechanical Super Record on the way.
I like the improvements on the new groupset....and I am happy user of Campagnolo mechanical groups.
Anyway, I wanted to try the electronic.
One of my concern about EPS is, that it is been around for 4 years and I would be
unhappy to buy this expensive stuff to find out that Campagnolo is about introduce a new electronic vesion in 2015.
What do You suggest?
Do You think a new EPS is knocking on the door?
I've moved from mechanical Record to SR EPS and I wouldn't go back, it shifts perfectly even when filthy, runs silently and no cable tension to worry about!
He told me to stay away from EPS since it is more trouble to install and not as almost perfect as DI2.
I love campy but I want trouble free electronic if I would decide to go that route.
I also love the new campy crank design.
What's your thought between these two ?
I would lean towards saying the eGroups are overall superior, they just work and NEVER go wrong, rain or shine they just keep shifting perfect.. I have the first Di2 and got it when they first launched (I think they were like 6k back then!!!) and I can honestly say that on that group I've never had one missed shift, or the dreaded accidental shift... It just plain works... Plus of course the remote shift options are super cool, especially on those tough long climbs that your on the upper bar and have the ease of shifting with a thumb..
But that's not to say mechanical sucks, a perfectly tuned mechanical group is more rewarding to ride, like manual sports car vs DCT, a bit more of an analog experience.. But here too, that perfect shifting only lasts so long, then tuning is required...
Got the new Di2 on my Look 695 and for the first time I have had a issue with the chain jumping off, but I think that is more a problem with who originally tuned it and the non-Shimano chainring.. Plus I I just built my first EPS bike, doesn't have the bells and whistles of Shimano but I actually prefer it..
I only need shifters and mechs.. It's also 1/3 the price..
Even if it took you longer, the amount of maintenance is substantially less. It looks nicer too [less cables and what not].
The only thing that is better on the mechanical shifting is the multiple shift is faster than the EPS.
If there is anything that Di2 does better than EPS, it is the battery. If you forget to charge your battery (easy to do, because they last so damn long), with Di2, you can just throw-on another battery, whereas you don't have that option with EPS. to be fair, a 20-minute charge will get you through a long ride, but still, when people are waiting for you...
Versus mechanical shifting, the effortless precision of EPS or Di2 is really something to experience. Like you, I have almost 30 years on Campagnolo mechanical groups. Electric shifting is significantly better than any mechanical group from the perspective of it's shifting performance. Do you loose a bit of tactile 'experience' with electric? Maybe, but it is sure better Never to miss a shift...
- Similar Topics
- Last post
- 27 Replies
- 2141 Views
Last post by GorrGrimWolf
Sat Dec 09, 2017 3:48 pm
- 29 Replies
- 2534 Views
Last post by TonyM
Wed Nov 01, 2017 5:29 am
- 0 Replies
- 398 Views
Last post by wilwil
Fri Aug 04, 2017 9:06 am
- 4 Replies
- 1185 Views
Last post by joeyb1000
Fri Aug 04, 2017 4:41 pm
- 5 Replies
- 378 Views
Last post by mike
Thu Mar 08, 2018 8:42 pm