The Pro's Choice
The ultimate in performance and technology
For long, hard hours on the bike, having the right fit at your contact points is critical. The Service Course® CSL is the missing puzzle piece for riders with smaller hands. Its new Super Short Reach bend makes it easier to get to the control levers, and the ovalized top section forms a natural grip for your hand while neatly tucking in your cable housing. The drops have an ergonomic bend, which is angled outward by 2 degrees for better wrist comfort.
There’s a reason pros turn to aluminum bars and stems, and it isn’t just to satisfy minimum bike weight limits. Aluminum is stiff, durable and dependable for long miles and rough conditions. Zipp’s proprietary ZTL-71 alloy is like no other 7000-series aluminum, making the Service Course CSL weigh in at 290 g, with superior strength and rigidity.
Every piece in the Service Course SL line is available in the standard gloss black with white logos, as well as a new Beyond Black color scheme with laser-etched black logos for a stealthy look.
Le Cycle sees CSL as something to hold on to October 2012 [pdf]
In its October issue, Le Cycle magazine of France has reviewed the Zipp Service Course CSL bar. Click on PDF to read the full review. Below are translated highlights of the article:
“Offers a good handling”
“The transition hands on the top/ hands on the drop is pretty easy similar as a compact bar. In fact, the difference, can be felt when you have your hands on the curve of the bar or on the hoods. In those positions, we are less stretched on the bike. It relieves the cervical and the back. The other benefit it the easy access to the levers."
“The gap between the bar and the brake lever is smaller. So no need to have long fingers to be able to brake. Other advantage, the shape of the bar has been created in a way that even if you put the hoods excessively high, the end of the lever is still accessible in any circumstances.”
“The bar together with the stem is pretty stiff.”
“We recommend it to all cyclist with small hands (for the braking) or who want to setup a longer stem (aesthetic) but without having to stretch on the bike and of course for all who have cervical and back pain.”
“The quality of the product justify its price. Indeed, it’s a bit heavy but it’s the guaranty for reliability and durability.”
2012 Bar Drop Diagram [pdf]