Lighten and stiffen your bike with Zipp Speed Weaponry's SLC2 Carbon Handlebar.
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Is this bar the short&shallow version or...
Is this bar the short&shallow version or the standard model of the slc2 carbon handlebar?
Murphey's Law:As soon as I have the $$$...
Murphey's Law:As soon as I have the $$$ saved to purchase a Zipp SLC2 46cm Handlebar from you guys; the 20% off sale goes away.Any chance of that sale coming back on?I'll brag about you alot if so.Thanks, Vince ******Check that out!******You put your 20% off Zipp sale back on and I bought my Zipp handlebars.Thanks Backcountry.com, I have a lot of braging to do.Vince
Call customer service, state your case. I don't think that this bar was 10% off?
Corrections to Nov 20 & Dec 19 reviews
While the review of Dec 19 is helpful in that indicates the widths of Zipp bars are measured Outside-Outside (BackCo take note: specs like this simply MUST be included in the item listing itself), the rest of the listing is incorrect.
The de-facto industry standard for handlebar widths is Center-to-Center in centimeters. While some manufacturers such as Zipp measure Outside-to-Outside, there is NO SUCH THING as nominal handlebar widths measured Inside-to-Inside.
Why does this matter? Because an Easton bar with a nominal 42cm C-C width will be the same width as a Zipp bar with a nominal width of 44.5cm O-O.
While nominal widths are a good starting point, the only surefire way to make sure you are getting the width you need is with actual measurements.
As for the Nov 20 review by a 220 lb "clydesdale" who rides an Orbea Orca and is concerned with stiffness: keep this fact in mind: the ORCA is one of the flexiest carbon frames ever made, especially at the head tube junction.
I've ridden the bike, and the type of bar is almost irrelevant: so much flex comes from the frame and fork steerer, steering will never be precise, especially for a larger rider.
A rider this heavy shouldn't be on a frameset that soft, and probably shouldn't be on a 185g carbon bar either, for that matter.
Cum grano salis, indeed.
outside - to outside measurement for ZIPP bars
FYI these are measured differently then most of the other road bars. (the ones on the bike, not roadside bars :-P) These are measured outside to outside, not inside to inside like most other road bars.
Awesome bar, not as stiff as hoped.
Great looking and feeling bar. I picked up the pro bend version of this bar for my Orbea Orca and love it. It flexes a little more than I would like when I crank hard out of the saddle, but I'm 220 lbs so take that with a grain of salt.
Overall a very sexy bar.