BSS Milestones

2004

2004 – Introduce B2 the first Zipp carbon road bar with 26.0mm clamp diameter, traditional drop style, woven-carbon and ovalized bar top, in three widths: 40, 42 and 44cm outside to outside. Brake position is adjustable by 20mm. Add high-end woven carbon bar end plugs and bar tape with Zipp embossing in red and black.

2005

2005 - Launch B2 road bar with 31.8mm clamp diameter. Introduce the woven carbon 155g SL 145 stem in 26.0mm and 31.8mm clamp diameters, 12.5 degrees and 100, 110, 120, 130mm lengths with top cap, silver faceplates and decorative dimpled tin packaging. This stem has the highest stiffness to weight ratio in the market.

2006

2006–Introduce 22.0mm VukaClip and 3 extensions (straight, ski-tip and chicane or “S” bend).– Introduce 2 new road bars – Super light SL and extra stiff SCL2, rename the B2 bar to Contour and add a 46cm bar width

2007

2007, Market the 26.0mm clamp diameter (with 31.8 shim) VukaAero –a fully integrated, highly adjustable aero bar with eccentric collet clamps, carbon base-plates, EVA foam pads, internal cable routing and carbon brake handles.

2008

2008 – Launch the VukaBull with 31.8mm clamp diameter a 42cm wide light-weight horizontal base-bar suitable for clips and extensions. VukaBrake at 100g is a light weight plug-in brake lever. VukaShift provides best in class ergonomics and shortens reach for aerobar extensions with. Drop Bars receive 3 drop choices (ergo, traditional and short-shallow). Change carbon from woven to uni-directional on all bars and extensions. Bar graphics change from square red/yellow/white logo to white Zipp with red and yellow banner. Quality control improves with individual inspection serial numbers.

2009

2009 – All aerobars, extensions, road bars and the SL145 stem get new white and black “Z” logo treatments, brake perches are sand-painted. Ergo, short-shallow and traditional bar drop styles are available in 40, 42, 44, 46 cm outside to outside widths. Stem faceplate is changed to black from silver for the 31.8mm and the VukaBrake is discontinued.

2010

2010 – VukaR2C makes shifting possible without moving from the aero ‘tuck’ position, available for SRAM or Shimano and fits standard or VukaShift extensions. New handlebar tape, and stem top cap.

2011

2011 – Service Course sub-brand launched with aluminum stem and seatpost at two price points and two finish styles. VukaBull gets 40mm drop version. Extra light (102g), +/- 6 degrees 2 bolt unidirectional carbon SL Speed stem in lengths 90, 100,110mm are launched. The SL145 stem changes from woven carbon to a smooth uni-directional carbon. Carbon drop bars are updated with new finish (double oval Z), brake position markers, and Ergo bend is discontinued. VukaSprint is launched in 42 and 44 widths and Short and Shallow and traditional bend drops. Cable ports are modified to accommodate electronic shifting systems on Vuka Bull only. Note earlier press-fit cable guide for VukaBull and VukaAero. Service course branded bar tape is introduced.

2012

2012 – Popular VukaSprint, a new combination aero-wing and drop bar is expanded to include 40cm and 46cm widths. New SL Speed carbon seatposts in 27.2mm and 31.6mm diameters, in 330mm length and 20mm setback are introduced. Industry standard 22.2mm straight and ski-tip carbon extensions and new Vuka Race and Vuka Shift Race for R2C are made available. The Vuka Alumina line is launched (June) with newly designed above and under bar 22.2mm clip, that offers most adjustability in the industry, along with 10, 25 and 50mm risers, 22.2mm aluminum ski-tip and s-bend (race) extensions and a range of spare parts. Included in the Vuka Alumina series is a 42cm (o-o) horizontal base bar in 6600 aluminum at 250g. New gel bar tape is launched. March 2012 - we changed the graphics on the carbon seat posts from outline to solid white "Zipp". This was an in-line change as stock was replenished and continued through end of 2012.

2013

2013 – Launch (in February) the Vuka Stealth a UCI compliant, fully integrated 42cm (o-o), carbon aerobar, designed to offer maximum fit options with an integrated stem in 3 lengths. The Vuka Stealth uses custom risers and offers numerous ways to adjust pad stack and pad reach to give a total of 1920 fit possibilities. This bar accommodates electronic system shifters and has internal routing but does not fit all frames, (see exceptions)

SC 80 Black Blast SC SL70 Beyond Black SC SL70 High Polish Black

October - New Service Course road bars with redesigned drop geometry and new product names based on reach measurements. The SL series (70, 80 and 88) are made from 7050 aluminum alloy with improved fit and ergonomics based on top fitter and Pro team feedback. The SC 70 and 80 feature 60661 alloy. The Ergo versions have a flattened bar top for multiple hand positions. Ramp angle makes for faster transition to the flatter hoods. Measurement system changes from o-o to C-C in keeping with industry standards.

New Sprint stem

Zipp Sprint stem is launched - this light weight very stiff stem features a new faceplate design and ships with a unique top cap for additional aero. Available in six sizes ranging from 90 to 140mm.

2014

March 2014 - the Vuka SL-70 Aero drop bar is launched. This replaces the VukaSprint. The airfoil developed in CFD that is used in the SL-70 Aero handlebar creates just 0.11N of drag, which means a savings of 6.4 watts over a round-tube section. Beyond aero performance, the SL-70 Aero features the a 70mm reach to allow proper fit without compromising stem length and steering control.

The revised 10-degree ramp angle to the brake hoods eliminated need for up-rotated bars. The bar also provides ample wrist clearance for riding and sprinting in drops. Available in 38, 40, 42, 44 cm (Center-to-Center)with a single 128mm drop depth & shape and 70mm reach.

BTA

Zipp BTA Mount Zipp BTA Cage

Zipp launches a horizontally mounted alumina aero hydration system with integrated Quickview computer mount in mid-March 2014. This Between The Arms (BTA) mount fits on the cockpit, providing a secure hold on a water bottle and allows the rider to remain in their aero position for longer. A compatible uni-carbon bottle cage is designed to complement the BTA mount - these products are sold as separate items.