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While we can agree that gravel and all-road builds benefit from handlebars with flared drops, we think some bars can get a bit carried away. The Service Course SL 70 XPLR brings Zipp’s fit-first philosophy to gravel handlebars, placing your hands in an optimal “comfort zone” that can be maintained even on those 200-plus-mile days. The drops on these alloy bars are about 6cm wider than the hoods, just wide enough for added control on technical roads, while not detracting from overall ride quality and comfort across various terrains. Long gravel rides tend to require many accessories, so Zipp has gone ahead and extended the clamping area on the ergonomically shaped tops to a generous 100mm, ample room for aero bars, lights, bags, computers and whatever else you might need.
$110; 4 sizes; 275g (size 42cm); sram.com