New Zipp Quickview computer mount replaces stem faceplates; plus new look for Zipp cockpits
The new Zipp Quickview Integrated Mount replaces their stem faceplates with one using a built-in, adjustable GPS computer mount. And, it has a standard GoPro-style mount on the underside, so you can attach any compatible action camera or headlight.
Its flip-flop design lets you put the extension on the top or bottom of the faceplate, and the camera or light angle is independently adjustable from the mount angle.
They’re compatible with Garmin and Wahoo computers (and anything else that works with those two standards). Underneath, the standard three-prong GoPro-style mounts work with many action cameras as well as lights from Niterider, Light & Motion, Bontrager, Gloworm, Lezyne, Infini, and Sigma Sport. Made of 6066 aluminum, it’ll hold up to a combined 360g of gadgets. Two versions of the mount are available:
- Service Course SL – Compatible with all Service Course, Service Course SL, and SL Speed stems
- SL Sprint – Fits their carbon fiber SL Sprint stem
It’s backwards compatible, so they’ll fit any SC, SC SL, SC SL Speed, and SL Sprint stems since about 2015 when they widened the bolt spacing. Basically, any “Service Course” and higher Zipp stem will work with this.
Available now, retail is $70.
Zipp’s updated cockpit graphics now match their wheels
Zipp introduced a new logo on their wheels with the 3ZERO MOTO mountain bike wheels, then the new 303 series for the road. Now, you’ll see that logo and color scheme spread across their entire cockpit lineup, too.
2021 Zipp SL Sprint stem
Starting at the top is the carbon fiber SL Sprint stem, which gets its own unique out front mount thanks to a different look and bolt spacing. This is their ultra-stiff stem designed for sprinters (or anyone who heavily torques the bar).
It’s made using the same carbon Exogram construction technique as the SRAM RED cranks. Available in 90/100/110/120/130/140mm lengths, -12º rise only. Retail is $265 (€289 / £258).
2021 Zipp Service Course SL Speed
Next down the heirarchy is the Service Course SL Speed, which is comprised of carbon stems and seatposts. These, and the Sprint stem above, get a full matte carbon finish with muted dark gray logos.
The SL Speed stem also uses Exogram tech, and they say it’s light enough for weight weenie road bikes, but tough enough to ‘cross (123g for 100mm, claimed, with alloy faceplate and titanium hardware). Available in 70-120mm lengths, +/-6º rise. Retail is $265 (€289 / £258).
The SL Speed seatpost comes in 0mm and 20mm setbacks, 27.2 and 31.6mm diameters, and a 400mm length. A one-bolt saddle clamp head makes adjustments quick and easy, and a Di2 battery insert is available separately. Retail is $265 (€289 / £258).
2021 Zipp Service Course SL
The mixed-material Service Course SL lineup is the sweet spot in their range, with carbon handlebars to save weight, mostly-carbon posts to get the compliance benefits, and lightweight alloy stems to save money without adding many grams.
The SL group gets a matte black “Nano Blast” finish with a dark gray matte logo for the carbon bars, and a lighter gray logo on the alloy bars, stem and seatpost.
This collection has handlebar options for everyone, including:
- SL-70 XPLR – alloy, $110, 70mm reach/115mm drop/5º flare/11º outsweep
- SL-70 – alloy, $110, 70mm reach/128mm drop/3ºbacksweep
- SL-70 Ergo – alloy, $110, same as SL-70 but with flattened top shape
- SL-70 Ergo Carbon – same, but in carbon, $275
- SL-70 Aero Carbon – $327, 70mm reach/128mm drop, aero tops
- SL-80 – alloy, $110, 80mm reach/125mm drop
- SL-80 Ergo – alloy, $110, adds flattened top and 3º backsweep
All are available in 38cm to 44cm widths, with a few coming in narrower 36cm options, too.
The SL Stem comes in 70-150mm lengths, +/-6º and +/-17º rises, and even offers a 1-1/4″ OS option, too. Retail is $112 (€114 / £102). The seatposts offer the rare 25.4mm diameter, along with more common 27.2mm and 31.6mm options, 0/20mm setbacks, and retail for $160 (€175 / £156). It switches to an alloy clamp head with a two-bolt design, but keeps the carbon fiber shaft to absorb impacts.
2021 Zipp Service Course
The base level Service Course gets a bead-blasted alloy black with a low-lustre silver logo. Here you’ll get a shallower 70 XPLR bar with 115mm drop, 5º flare and 11º outsweep. This puts the drops 6cm wider than the hoods for a more comfortable position down low. Retail is $55.
The 70 Ergo (70mm reach/128mm drop) and 80 Ergo (80mm reach/125mm drop) bars use flattened tops and 4º outsweep at the drops. They do get 3º back sweep, though. Also $55, and a reasonable-for-the-price 315g claimed weight.
The stem ($56) gets +/-6º and +/-25º rise options with basic looks, but the seatposts steal the show for this price range with a 3D-forged design that shapes the clamp head directly into the post as a one-piece design. It comes in 27.2/31.6mm diameters in a 350mm length, 0/20mm offset options. Retail is $56.