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Campagnolo releases free MyCampy app

New app analyses your cycling performance, keeps track of the component mileage, and allows you to customise Campag EPS shifting

Italy’s Campagnolo is introducing a free new MyCampy app that allows you to analyse your cycling performance and also keep track of the mileage you’ve put into the components of multiple bikes. If you use a Campagnolo EPS (Electronic Power Shift) drivetrain you can also use the MyCampy app to customise that.

One of the MyCampy features is called MyGarage. This keeps track of your cycling equipment, totting up how far you’ve ridden with each component. With that information, the app will tell you when it’s time that the bearings in your wheels are likely to need a servicee, for instance, to avoid any issues.

The MyEPS feature, as the name implies, is for Campagnolo EPS users. It allows you to input your own customised shifter functions, for example, set the way the multishifting system works, and download and install new EPS firmware. It also offers real-time diagnostics for each individual EPS component.

Campagnolo says that the app lets you view your biometric and performance data, and also to integrate and overlap that data with information from your EPS transmission.

“It's a sophisticated analytical tool that offers a unique look into your performance in addition to how it is affected by your use of components,” says Campagnolo.

How does the app get data from the EPS transmission? Via the new V3 EPS Interface. The Interface is the bit of the EPS system that is used to set the initial configuration and make fine adjustments during a ride.

This new version of the EPS Interface is able to transmit data in ANT+ and Bluetooth to tell your phone what’s going on in the system – so it can let the MyCampy app know which chainring/sprocket combination you’re using at any given time, for example.

If you’re spending a lot of time in the large chainring and the largest sprocket, the app will suggest that you could ride more efficiently in a different combo.

One final feature of the app is called Campagnolo World. This will offer updates from Campagnolo including race results, news and previews of product launches, and so on.

The MyCampy app will be available free for iOS and Android from November.

In the meantime, get more info from www.campagnolo.com

Mat has been in cycling media since 1996, on titles including BikeRadar, Total Bike, Total Mountain Bike, What Mountain Bike and Mountain Biking UK, and he has been editor of 220 Triathlon and Cycling Plus. Mat has been road.cc technical editor for over a decade, testing bikes, fettling the latest kit, and trying out the most up-to-the-minute clothing. We send him off around the world to get all the news from launches and shows too. He has won his category in Ironman UK 70.3 and finished on the podium in both marathons he has run. Mat is a Cambridge graduate who did a post-grad in magazine journalism, and he is a winner of the Cycling Media Award for Specialist Online Writer. Now pushing 50, he's riding road and gravel bikes most days for fun and fitness rather than training for competitions.

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