A bike fitter’s dream
The ultimate in performance and technology
The Service Course SL-70 is the bike fitter’s go-to bar. The short reach to the hoods allows a proper fit without compromising stem length and steering control. With the revised ramp angle, proper fit is now achievable on even the most challenging setups.
The SL-70’s specially tuned drop shape allows comfortable hand positions with a short reach to control levers vital for race situations. The bar’s 70mm reach (the horizontal distance from the bar’s stem clamp area to the center of the brake perch) is the shortest of Zipp’s new Service Course lineup. Its 128mm drop (vertical distance from bar’s stem clamp area to bottom of drops) places the rider low and in control without compromising comfort. Whether it’s a rider with a shorter torso or a bigger rider getting aero by pairing this bar with a long stem, this bar helps put just about any cyclist into his or her optimal position. One top pro’s position of choice is grabbing onto the ends of the drops. Once you ride this bar, you’ll find yours.
The SL-70’s round top provides a classic road-bar feel and is clip compatible.
Available in five sizes. Crafted from ultra-strong and lightweight 7050 aluminum. Available in High Polish Black with white logos or Beyond Black.
$110 / €99
Fit Options for Every Rider September 2014
Popular cycling blog Red Kite Prayer provided its readers with a comprehensive overview of the Zipp Service Course SL handlebars.
This spring Zipp introduced a revamped line of Service Course SL bars. Service Course is Zipp’s line of bars they introduced to serve the needs of the pro teams they were sponsoring. Because trusting a carbon fiber handlebar following a crash is maybe not wise or easy, Zipp designed an aluminum cockpit meant to stand up to the rigors of the top professional. The idea is that the bars, in particular, may not be the lightest ever made from aluminum, but they are stiff enough to handle Tom Boonen’s sprint, as well as strong enough to take a crash (or two) and make it to the end of the race.
What had been three bars is now four to give every rider an option based on fit and bend preference. The names are derived from the bars’ reaches, respectively 70mm, 80mm and 88mm. The drop varies for each as well.