Fit, Form, Function
The ultimate in performance and technology
Zipp’s Service Course lineup is all about providing options to match every rider with a high-performance, precise fitting bar. The Service Course-70 Ergo packs a powerful punch of everything you’d want in a bar – a design based on feedback from pro bike fitters and pro riders, an ergonomic top section... and a price you’ll love.
The Service Course-70 Ergo features trickle-down innovation from the Service Course SL-70. That includes the drop dimensions and a contoured top for a natural ergonomic grip on the bar tops for all-day comfort.
The Service Course-70 Ergo’s specially tuned drop shape creates comfortable hand positions with the 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 Service Course lineup. Its 128mm drop (vertical distance from the bar’s stem clamp area to the bottom of the drops) places the rider low and in control without compromising comfort. With the revised ramp angle, proper fit is now achievable on even the toughest fits. 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.
Available in four sizes - 38, 40, 42, 44cm (Center-to-Center). Made from durable and light 6061 aluminum. Available in Bead Blast Black with white logos or Beyond Black.MSRP:
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.