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Pro-level handlebars never have been so affordable, or attractive. Our Service Course lineup is based on feedback from top fitters and riders. The result is the Service Course 80, a bar that provides pro-level fit, durability and performance at a price that won’t break your budget.
The Service Course 80 provides comfortable and efficient positions on the tops, hoods or that aero and efficient position in the drops. It allows a neutral wrist position in the drops and a flat brake hood transition even while riding in a more upright position. This minimizes the need for up-rotated bars. The bar’s drops are angled outward by 4 degrees to reduce wrist strain.
The Service Course 80 is named after its 80mm reach (horizontal distance from the bar’s stem clamp area to the center of the brake perch). That brings the hoods and control levers back where you want them, while keeping the drops close and usable – all without requiring a shorter stem. The ergonomic 125mm drop (vertical distance from the bar’s stem clamp area to the bottom of the drops) places the angled drop position where you can easily reach it while maintaining a neutral wrist angle. These are the same drop dimensions as the Service Course SL-80.
All of that works together to provide comfort and aerodynamic efficiency for when the hammer is down. The Service Course 80 is clip compatible and is crafted from 6061 aluminum.
The Service Course 80 comes in four sizes - 38, 40, 42, 44cm (Center-to-Center). Available 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.