Deda Ele­menti Su­perzero

Bars £70, stem £75, chick­en­cy­

Cyclist - - New Gear -

Like giv­ing up your seat on the bus for a preg­nant woman, fin­ish­ing Ital­ian bike frames with Deda com­po­nents is just the right thing to do. Ever more Ital­ian frames nowa­days have aero pre­ten­sions that can’t be un­der­mined by draggy fin­ish­ing kit, so Deda has re­leased the Su­perzero range.

The stem is al­loy but is an un­usual tri­an­gu­lar shape more of­ten achieved with car­bon. ‘It’s man­u­fac­tured us­ing a 3D forg­ing process,’ says Gian­luca Cat­ta­neo, head of prod­uct de­sign at Deda Ele­menti. ‘This shape used to only be pos­si­ble with car­bon fi­bre but it was of­ten heav­ier and more ex­pen­sive. The flat top is aero­dy­namic and the trape­zoid struc­ture makes it very stiff.’

As for the bars, the tops have an ex­tended aero cross-sec­tion but have been shaped to be com­fort­able to grip all day too.

Aero, stiff, light and com­fort­able – the Su­perzero could well prove to be a superhero.

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