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Lighten and stiffen your bike with Zipp Speed Weaponry's SLC2 Carbon Handlebar.

Zipp Speed Weaponry used specifically orientated stiffening plies to give the SLC2 Carbon Handlebar a solid feel for sprinting and hill climbing. Tough enough for the most powerful riders, this bar takes bolt-on attachments without worry. Whether you're trying to shave ounces off your bike or don't like the flexible feel of aluminum bars, the 185g SLC2 Carbon Handlebar from Zipp Speed Weaponry fits your needs.

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Is this bar the short&shallow version or...

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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 $$$...

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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

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Call customer service, state your case. I don't think that this bar was 10% off?

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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.

4 5

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.

4 5

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.