1x Campagnolo Ekar drivetrain

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Vespasianus
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by Vespasianus

octav wrote:
Wed Jun 05, 2024 6:42 am
Anyone tried the EKAR GT? Is there any difference ? I can still see the old EKAR discount on europe sites with very good prices ( 800 euros the groupset )
The old EKAR has been roughly $720-850 for almost a year now. I have yet to see a full EKAR GT groupset for sale at a place like Merlin or bike discount.

I don't think for a second there will be an electronic EKAR groupset. Just don't see it.
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eurperg
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by eurperg

The Ekar lever body shape started really annoying me, and it made my hands go numb. The stupid hump is useless. Compared to 11-speed ergos, it felt much worse. So I took a file and spent 5 minutes to make it better:

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gwerziou
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by gwerziou

Wow! That might affect your warranty, ha ha!
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eurperg
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by eurperg

After adding pieces of old bar tape, the transition to hoods is now really smooth:

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ultyguy
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by ultyguy

Heard close to the horse’s mouth that EkaR electronic not coming any time soon. Pros have been trying the new SR 2x with aftermarket rings with some success. I have EkaR on a Crux and when it works it’s great, but it don’t always work


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logy
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by logy

I have Ekar on my Grizl and have trouble with a rubbing front rotor. Any ideas?

All usual fixes tried!


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gwerziou
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by gwerziou

I've found that a rubbing rotor means that the rotor is bent, the brake mounts need to be faced, or the brakes need to be bled. I don't know what else it could be, it's not brand-specific or anything like that. (After making sure that it's not just a matter of caliper alignment etc).
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• An old bike, more fun than the new one actually
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Vespasianus
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by Vespasianus

logy wrote:
Wed Jul 10, 2024 7:45 am
I have Ekar on my Grizl and have trouble with a rubbing front rotor. Any ideas?

All usual fixes tried!


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First, how much rubbing? And can you look at the caliper and see which side is rubbing? Most often, as stated, it is from a bent rotor. It could be from a misaligned caliper to something like a sticky piston. Hard to say.
Cinelli Superstar - Campagnolo H11
Tommasini X-Fire gravel - EKAR
Tommasini Sintesti - Campagnolo Centaur
Ibis Ripley - Shimano XT 12 speed
Turner Burner Shimano XT 11 speed

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