Ray’s road disc EPS

This build was my first chance to work with the new internal Campagnolo EPS battery. It is quite a neat design, with the battery fitting into the seattube and then being bolted in place through the bottle cage bosses. I included an additional reinforced hole on the seattube for the charging port to be incorporated, and then ran all the rest of the cables internally. For this build Ray wanted to go with disc brakes, which of course Campy don’t offer, so I used a set of TRP Sypre calipers. Enve tubular rims were requested. The new SES 3.4 disc rims are for clinchers only so far, so in order to get 24/24 spoking for the wheels I used the SES 45mm rim both front and rear. Whisky provided the carbon road disc fork, complete with thru-axle – which left me looking for a suitable hubset which would match 24 holes with a 135mm Campy bodied rear disc hub and a thru-axle front…. Industry Nine came to the rescue with their new Torch hubs, which are available in pretty much any configuration. The rest of the build is full Campy Super Record EPS, with 3T and Enve finishing kit.

Which just leaves the frame – lightweight cromoly with asymmetric seatstays to clear the chainstay mounted caliper. Oversize headtube for the tapered fork, which also gave me room to have the brake cable and gear cable enter through the headtube. The rear brake runs a full outer internally to allow for possible hydraulic upgrade in the future. It took some careful internal work to have room for the brake cable to get through the BB shell whilst keeping clear of the axle. Paint by Eric at Colorworks, in English team colors including the Enve logos on rims and seatpost. And thanks as usual to Tina Buescher for the photos.