Zipp is launching a new lightweight carbon version of their Service Course SL seatpost, setting the bar high for improved rider comfort. Re-engineered specifically to introduce some flex, the new seatpost reduces those spine-shaking vibrations transferred from the road to the rider. As the lines between road cycling and gravel riding become increasingly blurred, this seat post sits comfortably in between the disciplines, ticking all the boxes.
In an attempt to remove the infamous difficulties associated with fine seat adjustment, a two-bolt clamp is used, and the head has been redesigned for increased bolt head accessibility. Zipp claims it is possible for almost any rider to achieve the perfect fit thanks to 0mm and 20mm setback options.
It’s available in a 400mm length with three diameters (25.4, 27.2, and 31.6mm), and the clamp is compatible with almost all saddle rails. Weighing in at 240 grams for the 0mm setback, the carbon post is just 5 grams lighter than its 6061 aluminium predecessor, despite being 3x the price. Every gram counts, right?
Also receiving a makeover are Zipp’s Service Course drop handlebars, with the launch of the new 7050 aluminum Service Course SL-70 and Service Course SL-70 Ergo, and the 6061 aluminum Service Course 70 Ergo handlebars. A new feature is the variable radius drop, allowing the rider the opportunity to ride with multiple hand positions. Whether you prefer to ride low on the drops or reach in, the Service Course SL-70 should have you covered. You’ll also find improved wrist comfort with the Ergo bars, with the addition of a 3-degree backsweep. The Ergo bars are also now clip-on compatible in 40cm and plus sizes.
The new SL-70 range follows the launch of the new SL-80 Ergo bars at the Sea Otter Classic earlier this year.