Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Standards? Only Stiffness Counts: Deda 35

Things are getting messy with several manufacturers creating their very own proprietary designs for various bike components. Some will survive and become standards, and others will leave us years down the road trying to find replacement parts.

Deda Elementi, with it's introduction of "Trentacinque" (35) at Eurobike, upped the stiffness ante from the 31.8 mm stem and handlebar interface standard to 35 mm.

The handlebar has a 35mm, round, diameter and weighs 210 grams and is available in widths of 42-44-46 cm. The stem has a weight of 136 grams and is available in lengths of 90, 100, 110, 120, and 130mm. Colors: red, white, carbon.

Photo (top): courtesy of bikeradar

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