Zipp Service Course SL carbon seatpost review

A stylish and comfortable post suitable for road and gravel adventures but a tad on the heavy side.

Zipp Service Course SL seatpost detail
(Image credit: Luke Friend)
Cycling Weekly Verdict

Zipp’s Service Course SL carbon seatpost delivers a very comfortable ride across a variety of terrain. In fact as the road and trails got rougher, the Service Course SL responded accordingly, absorbing plenty of the buzz. It looks great too and is simple to set up and adjust. However, at over £150 it’s a little on the heavy side for a carbon post in this price bracket.

Reasons to buy
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    Delivers a comfortable ride on rough roads and trails

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    Easy to set up and adjust saddle position

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    Stylish looks

Reasons to avoid
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    Not the lightest at 233g

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Part of the SRAM family, Zipp is well known for producing high-performing wheelsets as well as attractive looking finishing kit. The Zipp Service Course SL seatpost is a sleek carbon number featuring subtle graphics, a redesigned two-bolt clamp and a pretty significant price tag.

Zipp Service Course SL carbon seatpost - the construction

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Freelance writer

Luke Friend has worked as a writer, editor and copywriter for twenty five years. Across books, magazines and websites, he's covered a broad range of topics for a range of clients including Major League Baseball, the National Trust and the NHS. He has an MA in Professional Writing from Falmouth University and is a qualified bicycle mechanic. He has been a cycling enthusiast from an early age, partly due to watching the Tour de France on TV. He's a keen follower of bike racing to this day as well as a regular road and gravel rider.