Zipp SL-70 Road Cycling Handlebar
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Zipp SL-70 Bars
Zipp Handlebar Service Course SL-70 - The Bike Fitter's Dream The Service Course SL-70 is the bike fitters go-to bar. The short reach to the hoods allows a proper fit without compromising stem length and steering control. With the revised ramp angle, proper fit is now achievable on even the most challenging setups. The SL-70s specially tuned drop shape allows comfortable hand positions with a short reach to control levers vital for race situations. The bars 70mm reach (the horizontal distance from the bars stem clamp area to center of the brake perch) is the shortest of Zipps new Service Course lineup. Its 128mm drop (vertical distance from bars stem clamp area to bottom of drops) help puts the rider low and in control without compromising comfort. Whether its a rider with a shorter torso or a bigger rider getting aero by pairing this bar with a long stem, this bar helps put just about any cyclists into his or her optimal position. One top pros position of choice is grabbing onto the ends of the drops. Once you ride this bar, youll find yours. The SL-70s round top provides a classic road-bar feel and is clip compatible. Available in five sizes. Crafted from ultra-strong and lightweight 7050 aluminum. Available in High Polish Black with white logos. Weight: (SS 42 cm)250g Size:36, 38, 40, 42, 44cm (Center-to-Center) Reach: 70mm Clamp Diameter: 31.8 Clip Compatible: Yes Drop: 128mm Ramp angle: 10 Drop outsweep: 4 Material: AL-7050
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About Merlin Cycles
This cycling deal was found at Merlin Cycles, one of the UK's most famous bike shops, located up North!
Merlin Cycles started life in 1993, founded by John Moss as a mail order Mountain Bike business ran directly from his spare bedroom in Chorley. Due to early growth, shortly afterwards he opened his first outlet in Ormskirk, and a few years later in 1998, the company grew into larger premises, moving to Leyland.
In the 1990's and early 2000's, Merlin were known for their ranges of mountain bike hardtails, released under the Rock Lobster and Merlin "Malt" brands. These steel and aluminium hardtails were designed in house, available as framesets or complete bikes, representing excellent value for money. The company was also well known for their handbuilt MTB wheels, which in my experience lasted for years without needing truing!
Merlin have always been competitive on pricing, particularly on suspension forks, brakes, wheels and groupsets, which continues to this day. Nowadays they have introduced road cycling equipment and clothing into their product ranges, due to the increase in popularity in this field, thus catering for a broader range of cyclists.
Sizes: 38cm, 40cm, 42cm, 44cm