Lynskey Ti with Campagnolo Super Record EPS

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This was the anticipated build of the season.  Campagnolo Super Record EPS on a Lynskey polished titanium frame from Interbike 2011 and topped off with Campagnolo Bora Ultra CULT wheels.  Talk about a beautiful setup for adventure and thrill.  Once installed, the components actually were a bit tricky to fully understand, but step-by-step following of instructions along with a healthy amount of experience from mechanics on the build brought the perfection to light.  While there are many things in the cycling industry that I love and admire, this drive-train group lit my eyes up and had me at a loss for any other components better built or operated.

Shift it up, shift it down.  Dump the cassette, go from high to low flawlessly.  Tune individual gears with memory by the system so those favorite cogs still ride true and smooth through the life of the cassette and chain.  It reminded me of an almost cybernetic system that was the realization of the technology.  Electronic Power Shift.  Digital Tech Intelligence.  It works.  I couldn’t make it slip gears once.  Slow cadence pedaling also revealed a beautifully smooth upshift from the small chainring to the large chainring even with some torque on the pedals.

Campagnolo Super Record EPS is a thumbs-up.  That is, if you’ve got somewhere around $5k to put down on it. 😉

– SNC

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Seven Cycles Axiom SL with Athena 11 Pro Build

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This was a great build that really presented the Campagnolo Athena 11 group perfectly.  A well-thought daily rider setup with alloy components, strong Mavic Ksyrium SL wheels, and 3T handlebar, stem, seatpost.  The Athena 11 set up easily and precisely.  Once installed, the shifts clicked away crisply and gave the confidence of a solid ride.  Butted titanium frame design gave the bike a presentable weight and a fit like no other.