Campagnolo Ekar is bringing Italian drivetrains back to stock OEM bike builds outside of road racing for what feels like the first time in more than a decade. Working in bike shops around the year 2000 it wasn’t uncommon to see affordable Campy groups on touring and (gasp!) mixed surface dropbar bikes from companies like Bianchi. Now paired up with 3T, Mason, Pinarello, Repete, Ridley, Sage, Specialized, Titici, and Wilier you can get the new lightweight & reasonably affordable Campagnolo Ekar 1×13 gravel groupset on a number of premium gravel bikes, even a 1x road bike too! These aren’t entry-level bikes, but none of them get near what a wide SRAM AXS group will cost you…
Update: We keep getting more Ekar-equipped bikes dropping into our inboxes, so we’ll keep adding here this week so you can find all the latest & greatest!
Campy gravel bikes from 3T, Pinarello, Ridley, Specialized, Wilier & more…
So far we don’t know the full detailed spec & final price of each of the bikes available with the new Campy Ekar 1×13 gravel group, but we have enough info to give you a start where to look. Campagnolo has been working hard to get their new group spec’d on a wide range of different gravel bikes, and on some of the most sought after bikes, both new bikes this season and popular stalwarts. So far, they include the: new 3T Exploro RaceMax, Pinarello Grevil, the new Ridley Kanzo Fast, new Specialized Diverge, Wilier Triestina Jena, and many more…
New 3T Exploro RaceMax with Campagnolo Ekar
The 3T Exploro RaceMax is the newest of the gravel bikes to get fitted with Campy Ekar. It should be the lightest stock gravel Race setup for the new 3T with 700c alloy Fulcrum Rapid Red 9 (?) wheels and low-profile 40mm Conti gravel tires to tuck in close for the RaceMax’s RAM & WAM optimized aerodynamics.
The 3T Exploro Race Ekar 1×13 sells for 5400€, placing it between their GRX mechanical & AXS wireless builds, but you’ll have to wait until December to get this one.
Pinarello Grevil with Campagnolo Ekar
Pinarello’s curvy Grevil came out last year and continues the Italian bikemaker’s ‘love it or hate it’ looks. Pinarello says the swooping & asymmetric styling creates a gravel bike that is extra forgiving over tough terrain, while not sacrificing aerodynamic performance. The Pinarello Grevil the only Campagnolo Ekar bike out of the bunch to opt for 650b wheels, using the new alloy Fulcrum Rapid Red 3 wrapped in 47mm Continental Terra Trail tires.
New Ridley Kanzo Fast with Campagnolo Ekar
The all-new Ridley Kanzo Fast is probably the most sleek new gravel bike you will find with the new Ekar groupset – and the one that was has spent the most time in the wind tunnel. With its one-piece integrated Ridley/Forza gravel bar+stem combo, the single mechanical Campy shift cable & both brake lines stay completely inside, and comes spec’d with Fulcrum Rapid Red 5 alloy wheels.
At 4800€ it falls between GRX mechanical & Di2 pricing for the new Kanzo Fast.
New Specialized S-Works Diverge with Campagnolo Ekar
Specialized opts for a premium build for their new top S-Works Diverge with Ekar, fitting a set of the new mid-depth 35/40mm semi-aero Campagnolo Shamal Carbon 700c wheels with their own 38mm Pathfinder Pro semi-slick tires, plus a suite of carbon S-Works finishing kit. It should be the lightest stock build of the new Future Shock 2.0 equipped Diverge.
No official work on S-Works Diverge Ekar pricing yet, but you can be sure it will cost lest than the 10,000€ Red/Eagle AXS build.
Wilier-Triestina Jena with Campagnolo Ekar
The carbon Wilier Jena isn’t new this season, but the versatile Italian bike seems a good fit for Ekar 1×13, together with a set of alloy or carbon 700c wheels & 40mm Conti Terra Speed tires. A bike that can add racks & fenders, the Wilier is probably better off with a single ring setup which gives it extra tire clearance, giving it the most adventure riding capability of the new Ekar-equipped bikes.
At 4700€ with Miche alloy wheels or 5600€ with Campagnolo Shamal Carbon, Wilier also hits at a price level higher than mechanical GRX, but lower than Shimano Di2 or SRAM AXS.
Update: Titici F-GR02 x Ekar LTD
Italian bike builder Titici also joins the Campy gravel mix, with their limited edition F-GR02 x Ekar. In fact, the made-in-Italy flexing toptube Titici F-GR02 even gets a custom paint job to celebrate the new lightweight Italian gravel group. The limited edition F-GR02 is availble for pre-order now with a Deda Gera gravel cockpit, Shamal Carbon wheels & Pirelli Cinturato gravel tires in a premium 7490€ complete build.
Update: 3T Strada aero road with Campagnolo Ekar, too!
It may be a gravel group, but 3T also sees the virtue of giving their 1x Strada road bike a Campagnolo 13-speed setup too! The 6000€ 3T Strada Team Ekar 1×13 matches a 40T chainring to the more tightly-spaced 9-36T cassette. Let Gerard Vroomen himself explain why he had been waiting especially for this group for the Strada road bike…
Add in a set of Shamal Carbon wheels with Pirelli P-Zero Velo 25c tires that measure a real 28.5mm wide on the 21mm internal Campagnolo wheels, and you get a fast-rolling aero road bike with 400% gearing range. Plus, it’s in stock right now!
Update: Mason Bokeh Ekar
Mason Cycles is one of the few British bike companies that has Campagnolo Ekar groups already fitted to their bikes. At £3450, the Mason Bokeh Ekar slides right in the middle price-wise of their triple-butted Dedacciai Alloy gravel bikes – and gives buyers the option to pick from 8 different wheelsets, both 650b & 700c so you get the Campy-equipped setup tailored to your own style of riding.
Update: Sage Storm King & Barlow
Working with Campagnolo Norths America, Sage Titanium is adding the new Ekar gravel group to their Storm King monster gravel and Barlow gravel race bikes. Complete builds start from $7292, but Sage has also put together a special Storm King X Ekar bike with a custom-finished frame featuring high-polished badges and Shamal carbon wheels for $9500.
Update: Repete G2 Verne Ekar
Czech premium steel bikebuilder Repete Cycles has always offered their small-batch Reason road & Verne gravel bikes with Campagnolo builds. Now the G2 Verne gets Ekar and its first 1x options. Pick from the 4900€ setup with alloy Rapid Red 5 wheels, or the 5800€ option with Shamal Carbon wheels, and as always the option to customize your build with any of the three cassettes, and Decode your favorite paint scheme & colors, perhaps even with this custom scheme echoing Czech trail markers.
Full In-Depth Campy Ekar 1×13 coverage…
Want the full tech details on the complete new gravel groupset? Check out our in-depth Campy Ekar coverage here. And keep an eye out for our first riding impressions of the new groupset, coming soon!