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Vuka Clip 

With its new-generation design, the Zipp Vuka Clip maintains its groundbreaking range of adjustability while simplifying setup of clip-on aerobars. Based on feedback from pro bike fitters and cyclists alike, every aspect has been rethought and redesigned. Offered in a modern and stealthy bead-blast finish to match the new options in our Alumina extensions, the Vuka Clip is bundled with a choice of six different 22.2mm extension options. The Vuka Clip’s 31.8mm clamp is compatible with the Zipp Vuka Alumina Base Bar, the Vuka Bull, Service Course and Service Course SL drop bars, and any other road, time trial, or triathlon bars rated to accept a clip-on.

Adjustability is, of course, of prime importance. The new Vuka Clip allows for pad adjustment up to 50 mm behind or ahead of the center of the base bar. Pads can be set as narrow as 104mm for low mount, 140mm for high mount, and as wide as 280mm on center between armrests. Paired with Zipp Evo extensions, the new fit trend of placing the hands narrower than the elbow can easily be achieved. Above and below bar versions are both offered. Risers can be used on the above-bar system in 5, 10, 25, and 50mm heights to achieve proper positioning. Risers (MSRP $25/€18) are sold separately and cannot be stacked. 

DIAL IN YOUR AERO POSITION WITH OUR VUKA FIT SOFTWARE TOOL

Setup is simpler than ever before, with more accessible bolt heads than the previous version. The extension clamp widens to allow 4mm housing to pass through, so clip position can be swapped without re-cabling the entire bike. Pad length has been decreased as well based on customer feedback, for increased comfort.

Vuka Clip Above mount with Carbon Evo 70 extension: 480g

Vuka Clip Above mount with Carbon Evo 70 extension: 480g


Vuka Clip Above mount with Carbon Race extension: 480g

Vuka Clip Above mount with Carbon Race extension: 480g


Vuka Clip Below mount with Carbon Evo 110 extension: 485g

Vuka Clip Below mount with Carbon Evo 110 extension: 485g

 


Vuka Clip Above mount with Alumina Evo 70 extension: 545g

Vuka Clip Above mount with Alumina Evo 70 extension: 545g


Vuka Clip Above mount with Alumina Race extension: 535g

Vuka Clip Above mount with Alumina Race extension: 535g


Vuka Clip Below mount with Alumina Evo extension: 545g

Vuka Clip Below mount with Alumina Evo extension: 545g


Zipp chooses Torx®-head bolts for its stems and aero bars - why? It’s simply a better bolt: 

  • Won’t easily strip.
  • Provide more accurate torque readers.
  • Are durable.

It comes down to the way the tool head interacts with the bolt. Common hex tools tend to strip the bolt head if the bolt is over torqued. This is especially true with lightweight bolts. Zipp wanted to be able to use a lightweight bolt with reliable performance. Bolts on stems and aero bars are critical to safety – having a reliable bolt is crucial.

The Torx® head is more robust than hex-head bolts and will not easily strip. Torx® fasteners also were designed for use with a torque-limiting wrench (torque wrench), which is needed to achieve the precise torque reading required for proper installation.

We chose a bolt size – T25 – for that was best suited for our stems. The standard Torx tool head for an M5 bolt is a T25, although sometimes a T20 or T27 is used. The T25 is becoming a go-to bolt in the bicycle industry. It’s been used on disc brakes for years and also is in use on chainring bolts, derailleurs and shifters. What’s more, the T25 tool is common in bike shops or hardware stores and is readily available alone or in multi-tool sets. For your convenience, Zipp includes a T25 wrench with all stems and aero bars.

MSRP:

$140 €156 with Vuka Alumina Extensions
$250 €260 with Vuka Carbon Extensions

 

Finish Bead Blast Black
Weight
Vuka Clip Above mount with Vuka Alumina 70 Extensions 545g
Vuka Clip Above mount with Vuka Alumina Race Extensions 535g
Vuka Clip Below mount with Vuka Alumina 110 Extensions 545g
Vuka Clip Above mount with Vuka Carbon Evo 70 Extensions 480g
Vuka Clip Above mount with Vuka Carbon Race Extensions 480g
Vuka Clip Below mount with Vuka Carbon Evo 110 Extensions 480g
Extension Clamping Torque
Vuka Clip Above mount with Vuka Alumina 70 Extensions 4Nm
Vuka Clip Above mount with Vuka Alumina Race Extensions 4Nm
Vuka Clip Below mount with Vuka Alumina 110 Extensions 4Nm
Vuka Clip Above mount with Vuka Carbon Evo 70 Extensions 4Nm
Vuka Clip Above mount with Vuka Carbon Race Extensions 4Nm
Vuka Clip Below mount with Vuka Carbon Evo 110 Extensions 4Nm
Fore/After Pad Adjustment
Vuka Clip Above mount with Vuka Alumina 70 Extensions ±50mm
Vuka Clip Above mount with Vuka Alumina Race Extensions ±50mm
Vuka Clip Below mount with Vuka Alumina 110 Extensions ±37mm
Vuka Clip Above mount with Vuka Carbon Evo 70 Extensions ±50mm
Vuka Clip Above mount with Vuka Carbon Race Extensions ±50mm
Vuka Clip Below mount with Vuka Carbon Evo 110 Extensions ±37mm
Armrest Width
Vuka Clip Above mount with Vuka Alumina 70 Extensions 140-280mm
Vuka Clip Above mount with Vuka Alumina Race Extensions 140-280mm
Vuka Clip Below mount with Vuka Alumina 110 Extensions 104-280mm
Vuka Clip Above mount with Vuka Carbon Evo 70 Extensions 140-280mm
Vuka Clip Above mount with Vuka Carbon Race Extensions 140-280mm
Vuka Clip Below mount with Vuka Carbon Evo 110 Extensions 104-280mm
Stack Height
Vuka Clip Above mount with Vuka Alumina 70 Extensions 60mm
Vuka Clip Above mount with Vuka Alumina Race Extensions 60mm
Vuka Clip Below mount with Vuka Alumina 110 Extensions 37mm
Vuka Clip Above mount with Vuka Carbon Evo 70 Extensions 60mm
Vuka Clip Above mount with Vuka Carbon Race Extensions 60mm
Vuka Clip Below mount with Vuka Carbon Evo 110 Extensions 37mm
Risers Available
Vuka Clip Above mount with Vuka Alumina 70 Extensions 5,10,25,50mm
Vuka Clip Above mount with Vuka Alumina Race Extensions 5,10,25,50mm
Vuka Clip Below mount with Vuka Alumina 110 Extensions N/A
Vuka Clip Above mount with Vuka Carbon Evo 70 Extensions 5,10,25,50mm
Vuka Clip Above mount with Vuka Carbon Race Extensions 5,10,25,50mm
Vuka Clip Below mount with Vuka Carbon Evo 110 Extensions N/A
Base Bar Clamp Torque
Vuka Clip Above mount with Vuka Alumina 70 Extensions 7Nm
Vuka Clip Above mount with Vuka Alumina Race Extensions 7Nm
Vuka Clip Below mount with Vuka Alumina 110 Extensions 7Nm
Vuka Clip Above mount with Vuka Carbon Evo 70 Extensions 7Nm
Vuka Clip Above mount with Vuka Carbon Race Extensions 7Nm
Vuka Clip Below mount with Vuka Carbon Evo 110 Extensions 7Nm
Triathlete Buyer's Guide: Vuka Alumina Best in Class  April 2013 [pdf]

The 2013 Triathlete Magazine Buyer's Guide named the Vuka Alumina as its Best in Class Aerobar. "Their adjustment range is incredible in all directions. The extensions are interchangeable, and Zipp offers a wide variety of shapes." 

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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.

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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."

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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

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!"

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