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Zipp Expands with Bars, Stems, and Seatpost

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High-end wheels set supplier Zip is growing its 2011 range considerably with the release of Service Course aluminium bars, stems, and seatposts, along with the superlight SLSpeed carbon stem, the VukaSprint carbon aero drop bar, and an update to the VukaBull carbon-based bar.

High-end wheels set supplier Zip is growing its 2011 range considerably with the release of Service Course aluminium bars, stems, and seatposts, along with the superlight SLSpeed carbon stem, the VukaSprint carbon aero drop bar, and an update to the VukaBull carbon-based bar.

The name Service Course is derived from the French term for a pro cycling team’s base of operations. The bars, stems, and seatposts are available in two versions: Service Course and Service Course SL, which uses more intricate forging and machining, and titanium bolts to reduce weight. Service Course components are produced from high-strength 7075 aluminium, except for the Service Course SL bar, which uses Zipp’s proprietary ZTL-71 alloy.

Zipp Cockpit Product Manager Nathan Schickel said, “Zipp has traditionally focused on composites and carbon fibre technology. But aluminium bars, stems, and seatposts started making a lot of sense as we spent more time talking to elite athletes about their needs and to bike fitters about their clients’ needs. So we created Service Course to work for as broad a range of riders as possible.”

Besides the new components Zipp’s most popular wheelsets have undergone major transformations, with a radical new aerodynamic rim shape named “Project Firecrest” now applied to the 404 Tubular, 404 Carbon Clincher, 808 Tubular, and the new 808 Carbon Clincher.

The 808 Carbon Clincher uses Zipp’s proprietary heat-resistant resin to improve braking performance and handling by preventing the spikes in rim temperature and tire pressure that can occur under heavy, continuous braking. With this technology, all Zipp Carbon Clinchers pass stringent CEN safety standards without any limitations on rider weight or brake pads.

 

 

 

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