On a modern all-road bike a highly flared bar causes the brake hoods to be laid over toward their sides, creating ergonomic issues when riding on the brake hoods. Zipp’s design team sought to develop a new-generation all-road bar for the hoods-dominant position favored by riders today, with the drops optimized for control in high-speed gnarly situations when the hammer drops.
After extensive research and testing, our design team pinpointed a drop design with an ideal 5° flare and 11° outsweep. The bar’s drop shape features our popular 70mm reach, but the drop is a shallower 115mm. This archives modern fit ideals for all road bikes with the drops a little higher and wider than on a pavement only setup.
The result is improved comfort and control—a position that enables you to have your best ride, whether the ride is one hour or 12. Here’s how:
- With hands on brake hoods, wrists remain in a neutral position for comfort. This is ideal for riders, who’ve long favored this as their dominant hand position.
- Bar drops provide a wider, balanced, and secure position with drops that are about 6cm wider than the hoods position for technical or intense riding.
The benefits get real when things get technical. The design helps center your weight on the bike so you can more deftly navigate the road or trail.
- 100mm clamping area on top of bar
- Di2® bar end junction compatible