http://www.light-bikes.de/website/new/2 ... nradlenker
The traditional bend with 130mm drop and 87mm reach looks good.
I weigh 80 kilos and is no big sprinter. I experience neck and shoulder pain, when riding more than 2 hours.
Currently I have a 44cm Deda Newton classic handlebar and a Newton stem.
1: Will the Zipp SL be stiff enough for me?
2: Is it more comfortable than my current stiff setup, so that it can help my neck and shoulder problems?
3: I read somewhere, that smaller bars can help with shoulder and neck pain, so maybe I should go for a 42 c-c handlebar. I am measured for a 44c-c.
If you like the bend of the Newton Classic, I would say the traditional bend would be you best choice. I like an anatomic drop, so the original Zipp bend is my favorite.
As for the width, I think that you should ride whatever width is most comfortable. That requires a bit of trial and error, but tends to be worth it. I would look at your fit as a whole if you are having shoulder and neck pain, that to be sounds like a bigger issue than bar width - it sounds like a distribution issue, and a good fitter should be able to sort you out.
"Organization is for the simple-minded, the Genius controls the chaos." - Jens
peterpen wrote:Haven't seen one in person yet, but thst Traditional Bend looks like a really good execution of a round drop. Flat transition from hoods to tops and a nice, long flat section on the end of the drops - some of the new round drops (Deda Campione, 3TTT) seem to skimp there, probably to save weight.
They look fantastic.. must..resist..
I have them on my R3 complete with the matching Zipp carbon stem and the combo looks super slick.
Buy them they are superb.
timsterc wrote:Anyone know *when* the new Zipp Bars will hit the market ?
I'm looking to replace an old Easton and am thinking about the
new Zipp Contour SL ...
Samples for internal testing should be en route this week. The only issue is that I'll likely be on my honeymoon by the time they arrive, which will delay our internal testing one week. They will also be sent out to EFBe for testing during this time, so hopefully it will be a matter of just a few weeks before internal and external testing is complete. Assuming that everything goes as planned (which I will consider to be quite likely given that the construction methods employed with the Contour are now identical to those used with the SL and SLC), we could see production quantities by the end of May. However, please bear in mind that this depends on testing being completed in a timely fashion and there being no delays outside our control.
I wish I had more concrete dates for you but unfortunately this is the best I can do for now.
Waldo wrote: The only issue is that I'll likely be on my honeymoon [...] Assuming that everything goes as planned (which I will consider to be quite likely given [...] the construction methods employed [...], we could see production quantities by the end of May. However, please bear in mind that this depends on testing being completed in a timely fashion and there being no delays outside our control.
Sounds like you will have a good time. Sorry, I just couldn't resist.
There were a pdf with the new shapes for awhile some months ago.
edit: ahh you have to look at the same place... it is still there.
Is the SL and the SLC2 ready and testet?
Still I can figure out if I should go for the SL or the SLC2. I weigh 80 kilos and is only biking for fun - no races and Im no sprinter.
How is the stiffness compared to the Deda Newton bar I have?
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