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When was the last time you saw non-black components on a modern road bike? Take a minute. Never? That’s what we thought. Zipp realized that when everyone rides black handlebars, stems and seatposts, standing out can be, well, difficult. The new Zipp Service Course Silver aims to shake up the look of bikes today, offering classic-looking parts whose performance is unquestionably modern. This update to the Service Course line of 6061 aluminum bars, stems and seat posts, the brand’s most affordable, is just a cosmetic update. Each component remains functionally the same as the black version.
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The silver treatment finds its way into four different handlebars in the Service Course lineup: 70 XPLR, 70 ERGO, 80 ERGO, and 80. The 70 XPLR is a gravel/adventure oriented bar featuring outsweep and flare for more comfortable and more stable riding positions for all-day gravel riding. The 70 Ergo and 80 Ergo offer 70mm and 80mm respectively of reach, and like their names suggest they are ergonomically shaped to better fit your hands. The 70 XPLR is available in 42mm, 44mm and 46mm versions, while the other three models are all available in 38cm, 40cm, 42cm and 44cm. Each version retails for $55.
The Service Course seatpost features a 2-bolt adjustable design and comes in either a 20mm or 0mm offset version. It retails for $56.
The Service Course stem is available in +/- 25° rise in 75mm, 90mm, 105mm and 120mm. In the +/- 6° rise version, the options expand to 60mm, 70mm, 80mm, 90mm, 100mm, 110mm, 120mm and 130mm. It retails for $56.
We think these parts will be a hit among custom bike builders; we can’t wait to see them adorn some beautiful frames.
More info: zipp.com