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Looks like TimTak was on to something.

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Looks like TimTak was on to something.



The new Service Course stem will be available in a steep +/- 25 degree option

The interesting part of this new stem is the wide-range of sizes available. A +/- 6 degree stem will be available in sizes ranging from 60 to 130mm in 10mm increments. While a new +/- 25 degree stem will be available in 75, 90, 105 or 120mm lengths.

This new angled stem could be a popular choice for those seeking an ultra-aggressive position on either a road bike or 29er mountain bike, or as a way to get a far more upright riding position without moving to a more generic brand/look.

Zipp redesigns Service Course stems and seatposts - BikeRadar
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The new Service Course stem will be available in a steep +/- 25 degree option

The interesting part of this new stem is the wide-range of sizes available. A +/- 6 degree stem will be available in sizes ranging from 60 to 130mm in 10mm increments. While a new +/- 25 degree stem will be available in 75, 90, 105 or 120mm lengths.

This new angled stem could be a popular choice for those seeking an ultra-aggressive position on either a road bike or 29er mountain bike, or as a way to get a far more upright riding position without moving to a more generic brand/look.

Zipp redesigns Service Course stems and seatposts - BikeRadar
looks like a knockoff. except it's more expensive. Zipp... you gotta love 'em.


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TimTak? Have you seen Carpediemracing's stem?!
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Good on Zipp for selling a nice stem with more than +/- 17 deg.
Prediction: These stems will be sold 10:1 to increase the height of the handlebar versus lower.
As to timtak. He on to something alright...crack. ;-)
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I may be in the market for this. I need more aggresiveness on my roubaix.
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Tough to say from the picture, but is Zipp still using torx bolts for the stem?

What's the deal with that?
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Tough to say from the picture, but is Zipp still using torx bolts for the stem?

What's the deal with that?
Less chance of stripping the bolt with your manly forearms
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I can't wait to see some of the gawdawful bikes with that 120mm 25deg stem pointed upwards. With big enough levers, it will look like the bike has grown a set of deer antlers.
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Originally Posted by Elvo
Less chance of stripping the bolt with your manly forearms
1. We are cyclists. Poor upper body strength.
2. I suspect the torque spec for these is 5 Nm, so not really an issue anyway.
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I can't wait to see some of the gawdawful bikes with that 120mm 25deg stem pointed upwards. With big enough levers, it will look like the bike has grown a set of deer antlers.
Have you seen back up barz?
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seems silly. just get a better fitting bike.
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Have you seen back up barz?
I had to Google it. That's hideous. I'm blind now.
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Originally Posted by coasting
seems silly. just get a better fitting bike.
Agreed.

IMO if you have to do this, maybe the bike with aggressive geometry isn't for you.
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Originally Posted by coasting
seems silly. just get a better fitting bike.
The only difference between getting the fit one needs using this or a 6º/8º stem is traditional aesthetics. There's nothing inherently better about a more traditional stem, is there? And, it would seem to me that with all this corny "endurance" geometry thing going on with the sky-high head tubes, that sizing down frame-wise with a high rise stem in order to get more aggressively positioned would make some sense, and on the flip, those stuck with larger endurance frames looking to get more aero, the aggressive drop makes sense, too. So, I think I get Zipp here.
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as alluded to in a previous post, it may be used as one wishes.

and, no, that's not mine.
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Ritchey already sells this... For $55 *retail*.

Ritchey Pro 30 Degree Stem
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Originally Posted by datlas
Tough to say from the picture, but is Zipp still using torx bolts for the stem?

What's the deal with that?
I have an SL145 and I just bought an SL Sprint...the SL145 didn't have Torx bolts, regular titanium bolts.... with the SL Sprint they've gone to Torx bolts... What's so bad about torx bolts?
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I have an SL145 and I just bought an SL Sprint...the Sl145 didn't have Torx bolts, regular titanium bolts.... with the SL Sprint they've gone to Torx bolts... What's so bad about torx bolts?
Nothing bad but an extra tool to need and also not on most multi tools. What's the need for them on a stem??
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Originally Posted by datlas
Nothing bad but an extra tool to need and also not on most multi tools. What's the need for them on a stem??
So they don't cam out when you torque them to spec. I carry a Park I-3, has the T25 on it...It is not common on many other multi-tools, then again most multi tools tend to be overloaded with hex wrenches.
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Angle aside it's nice to have more options for 1-1/4" steerers, even though I think Ritchey's offerings already have these beat on weight.
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These stems might work very well some who has an endurance frame but looking for more drop from their bars.
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Originally Posted by datlas
Nothing bad but an extra tool to need and also not on most multi tools. What's the need for them on a stem??
You should be carrying a CPR-9 in any case, which has one.
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