Deda Elementi Superzero
Bars £70, stem £75, chickencyclekit.co.uk
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.