New Extensions from Zipp?
images by Nick Salazar
Feb 14, 2012  hits 30,881

The new VukaShift extension looks very much like the current one, but with a bit more rise.  Looks like essentially 20-degrees rise to the shifters.
The new VukaShift extension looks very much like the current one, but with a bit more rise. Looks like essentially 20-degrees rise to the shifters.

I spotted these new extensions out at Retul that could only be from Zipp. They look very much like the existing VukaShift extensions that I reviewed earlier, but they have more rise. The S-bend doesn't terminate in a horizontal shape, but retains some rise. They look great, and will probably help riders who want a bit more stack to the shifters. There's no official word from Zipp at this point, but I'll keep my eyes peeled for more on these babies. They look very production-ready, so I'd expect some news about these soon.



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  • The new VukaShift extension looks very much like the current one, but with a bit more rise.  Looks like essentially 20-degrees rise to the shifters.
  • Here you can clearly see how much rise the extensions have. I measure about 20 degrees. Great to see another option in this category.
  • VukaShift technology integrates the shifter boss right into the extension, saving weight and eliminating the need for the bar plug.  That also allows for more fluid extension shapes since there aren't any restrictions on the internal diameter or length of the extension.
  • It's hard to tell from this shot, but these cups are HUGE.  Probably the biggest I've ever seen.  That's a good thing - they look very comfortable.
  • It looks like there's also a non-integrated version of the extensions for those who want to use them with non-SRAM drivetrains.

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