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Zipp SL-70 Aero Carbon Handlebar


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    • Gloss Carbon, 38cm

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    The hero of aero.

    Zipp’s new SL-70 Aero Carbon Handlebar builds on the legacy of the VukaSprint to offer a road handlebar with unrivaled fit and aerodynamic performance.

    Manufactured from unidirectional carbon fiber, the SL-70 features a distinctive wing-shape that uses Computational Fluid Dynamics, the same software used to design Zipp’s acclaimed Firecrest wheels. And, surprise, CFD got it right. According to Zipp, the SL-70’s new airfoil-shaped section saves you 6.4 watts at 30 mph over a traditional round-tube section.

    The SL-70s ensure precise steering with a 70mm reach, and a 128mm drop gives you plenty of for adjustments. The drops curve outward at a 4-degree angle, allowing you to tuck in a more aerodynamic position with more stability. The brake hood mount area features a 10-degree ramp angle, so you won’t have to rotate the bars to find the right brake hood position.

    • Unidirectional carbon fiber
    • Computational Fluid Dynamics
    • Distinctive shape saves you 6.4 watts at 30mph over a traditional rounded section
    • 31.8mm clamp section
    • Item #ZIP001G

    Tech Specs

    Manufacturer Warranty
    1 year
    Recommended Use
    Claimed Weight
    [42cm] 240 g
    31.8 mm
    70 mm
    128 mm
    31.8 mm, [airfoil]
    unidirectional carbon fiber

    Tech Specs

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    Super fast bar

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

    I've paired this SL-70 Aero bar with Zipp's new SL Speed stem and together they combine to create a very stiff yet reasonably comfortable ride. The deeper drops on this bar are a change for me, they are slightly deeper than my old Zipp Contour SL bars but I feel like with this bar aero is paramount and this set up helps to achieve a flatter back. The tops are a bit unnerving to ride dirt roads on as it feels like you can just slip straight off if you are not holding on tight. To augment this I've ordered some Vuka grip tape and it is definately helping to reduce that feeling.
    Note- I've been able to mount my SRM PC-8 next to this stem clamp without any issues.
    All in all an incredible bar/stem set up that feels and is faster than the competition!

    Stiff, Aero, but not obnoxious!

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

    I am on my third bike with an SL-70 Aero bar now, and I have to say that I absolutely love this bar!

    I can honestly say that I do not notice any difference in stiffness between this and my Enve or Zipp SLC2 bars on the same bikes.

    The bar geometry is perfect for riding in the hoods and drops comfortably; most notably is that due to the short reach, the aero section tends to stay out of the way of your knees when you are out of the saddle.

    The tops in the aero section are also not too large as to make holding onto them uncomfortable and cumbersome (and I am not afraid to admit that I don't have a giant's hands).

    You do have to choose your computer mount carefully as Barfly and most others will not fit next to the stem, especially when paired with Zipp's SL-Sprint stem. All K-Edge mounts work perfectly with this bar and any stem you could choose from our selection.

    Bradley Gehrig
    Customer Account Manager
    Office: 801–204-4541

    Excellent bars but at a cost

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

    These bars will impress--they just look fearsome. But more than that, there's an performance advantage to the airfoil shape of the tops. First, the tops are actually more ergonomic if you use them for climbing. Second, Cervelo, finding that the handlebars contribute a just a bit less than 20% of the drag of a bike's frame, is now equipping its S5 with its own aero road bars. Every watt you save means extra work for your competition. If you often use the "praying mantis" position you may want to tape everything as you would with regular bars, but I prefer to leave the tops free in order to save every watt I can.

    I don't notice any problems with road vibration or much flex when sprinting hard. The drops are well designed and easy to reach. The internal cable routing seems well designed and easy to use.

    As noted in one of the comments below, the bar is not designed for clip-on aerobars or is it well suited for a barfly computer mount (unless you have a narrow stem, I suppose). So long as you have a round stem you can mount a computer there, but if you do as I did and pair the bars with a Zipp Sprint stem it makes mounting really awkward. Fair warning.

    I have a Garmin out front mount on mine. To get it to align properly, I heated the underneath of the mount with a lighter, while twisting with some pliers to get the desired angle. Then held in place until cooled and now have perfect orientation for my Garmin 810. FYI, some lights are hard to mount to the top of this bar, so I use a Light & Motion Urban 700 and place mount on top of foam tape on top of bar. Doesn't move at all.

    Unanswered Question

    Is the handlebar width measured c-c ? Seen conflicting info online so wondering if zipp made changes to be consistent with the rest of the industry? Thanks

    Do the drops have the Zipp ergonomic ovalized shape, or are they round?

    Can time trial extensions be put on the...

    Can time trial extensions be put on the zipp sl-70

    If the bar is a 42 is that measurement...

    If the bar is a 42 is that measurement done on the hoods or in the drops?

    Is this in stock and available for shipping...

    Is this in stock and available for shipping now?