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Deda Elementi’s wheel lineup, shown partially in the background because I forgot to snap close-up pics, has been revamped with a complete new rim profile that’s wider and more aero. All carbon versions are tubular for now, maybe clinchers next year, but there is one pair of alloy clincher wheels. The carbon models are called SL30/45/88 (number refers to depth), and all are 25mm wide laced with straight pull spokes. Ceramic bearings all around, claimed weights are 1290g, 1390g and 1670g. Campy and Shimano/SRAM freehubs available.

In the foreground is the new Superleggera RS, which takes their already high end Superleggera bar and stem and make them even more bad add. The handlebar gets a revised carbon fiber to come in at just 180g for the 42cm (44/46 also available, measured to outside of bar). Reach is 75mm, drop is 130mm. The stem is 7050 aluminum with a Duracer hard ceramic coating that matches the bar’s matte finish and polished graphics. Average weight is 100g, sizes from 90mm to 130mm in 10mm increments.

Check out the stem, and a lot more, below…

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The Superleggera RS uses their RHM (Rapid Hand Movement) that transitions from a flattened, oval-ish top section that arcs widely into the hoods.

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This prototype bar/stem combo didn’t come with any info other than to say it’s a concept, but it uses hidden cable/wire runs and a bolt-on computer mount.

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Next down the line are the new SuperZero alloy parts, giving you a top level option that’s not carbon. It’s made of 7050 alloy and weighs in at 305g (42cm).

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It, too, uses the RHM shaping and is available in 40/42/44/46 widths. 75mm reach, 130mm drop.

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Below SuperZero is the Zero2, which gets a new two-piece stem faceplate.

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The Zero1 is an all-new group, bringing Deda’s lineup to a new price point by going with 6061 alloy for the entire collection.

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It dispenses with the flattened tops, but keeps the wide RHM arc into the hoods. Same reach and drop as the others, weight is 304g (42cm) with widths from 38 to 46 in 2cm increments.

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The seatpost works with their Di2 internal battery holster and weighs in at 295g (for the 31.6, a 27.2 is also available). It’s 350mm long and has a 20mm setback. The 3D-forged stem gets blackened chromoly bolts, a nice touch for a budget group, and weighs in at 145g (110mm). Sizes offered are 70 through 130 mm, all with a -18º drop to put it level on most bikes. All parts come in black-on-black matte finish or black anodized with white/red graphics.

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Lastly, there’s a new carbon bottle cage called Gabba. Weight and price TBA, but plenty of color options should help you match it to the rest of your bike.

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6 COMMENTS

  1. They didn’t bother to improve the noisy graphics of the Zero100 line…? Although for me the RHM is among the only decent compact bends in terms of geometry (shape), it’s a pity that they’re not expanding their gorgeous Shallow and Deep bends across the line. Having a cheaper 6061 version (as well as a high end Carbon version available) of the Shallow would make for a truly complete offering. The only ones so far doing this (that I’m aware of) is Tecno Tubo Taiwanese …aka 3T.

  2. Deda Elementi in the US suffers from patchy distribution and overseas online consumer sales. The “new” Zero1 is just the previous Zero Uno with a matte finish and a new stem with graphics that look stupid if you flip it upside down, which is not a positive on a stem at this price point. 3T, Fizik, and Zipp all know how to make graphics that allow stems to be flipped without being aesthetically offensive. That said, the RHM bend is just about perfect and the Zero100 stem (graphics aside) looks good on any bike…as long as you don’t flip it upside down.

  3. If you ever have to flip up the stem, best to change the frame with a taller headtube instead of ruining the aesthetic of the bike. In Singapore it’s pretty common to see middle age guy riding racy geometry frame set with at lease 20mm stacks of spacers and flip up stem… It’s a shame they don’t find it ridiculous…

    • Absolutely correct Clem. I think stem spacers are meant to micro-adjust in the case you can’t get the bike appropriately dialled in with the geometry the frame offers. Even Deda in their stem and handlebar manual advises against stem stacking (30mm or more) If people are going to get a racy, aggressive geometry frame knowing beforehand that they’ll stack an obscene amount of spacers (and thus compromising structural and aesthetic integrity) then they should either give it a shot at improving their core strength and flexibility so they can better enjoy what the design of the frame has to offer, or just go the other way around, going for an “endurance” or more upright frame geometry.

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