Smart and Sleek
Every high-performance aero-cockpit begins with a great base bar. The Vuka Alumina, crafted from 6066 series aluminum, offers superior aerodynamics and ergonomics at an affordable price.
The Vuka Alumina base bar delivers on a big challenge given to our engineers – create a high-performance aluminum base bar that’s modeled after Zipp’s standard-setting carbon VukaBull base bar.
The Vuka Alumina base bar is sleek with clean internal cable routing for easy installation. Handgrips are angled upward by 5 degrees for a natural wrist position when climbing or sprinting. The bar’s mounting area is wide to allow for an array of positions to accommodate many riding styles and body types.
The Vuka Alumina is compatible with all current drive-train systems and all plug-in style brake levers. It’s optimized for use with the Vuka Alumina Clip but is compatible with most clips on the market.
The Vuka Alumina is lightweight at 250 grams has a 40cm (center-to-center) width and a 31.8mm clamp diameter. Its high-polish black finish and laser-etched graphics mean the bar looks as smooth as it performs.
BikeRadar: "Adjustable six ways to Sunday" September 2012
BikeRadar.com praises the Vuka Alumina aero cockpit system for doing something many aero bars fail to do -- help riders achieve their most aerodynamic position on the bike.
Gear Check: Zipp Alumina Bars, Clips & Extensions September 2012
Triathlete Europe found the Vuka Alumina to be abundant in its affordability and adjustability:
"When designing the Alumina Zipp spoke to bike fitters so see what would help the most and found adjustability was key with so many different designs of triathlon bike. Zipp listened because their affordable aluminium Alumina bars deliver choice and adjustability by the truckload."
TriRig: Vuka Alumina fantastic June 2012
In his review on TriRig.com, Nick Salazar takes a detailed look at Vuka Alumina and writes: "The Vuka Alumina Clip, Bar, and Extensions are fantastic pieces of kit that would make a worthy front end on a very wide range of bikes, for a very wide range of fit needs." Read the entire review here
Slowtwitch: Vuka Alumina a hit April 2012
Slowtwitch.com's Dan Empfield is full of praise in his analysis of the Vuka Alumina Clip and aero cockpit system: "Zipp has designed a bar here that meets just about every design and market imperative. It's modular. It's comfortable. It's adjustable. And it's cheap. It's like somebody at Zipp sat down and wrote out a list of everything that makes an aerobar work for end users, bike shop personnel, and bike makers. Then designed a bar, in the Zipp Vuka Alumina Clip, with those imperatives in mind. What a concept!"