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Deda Alanera RS Reshapes 1st Integrated Handlebar Cockpit to Win Le Tour de France

2024 Deda Alanera RS 1-piece integrated aero carbon handlebar road bike cockpit, on bike
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The carbon Alanera handlebar was one of the first 1-piece integrated cockpits in the pro peloton, and now a lighter Deda Alanera RS has been reshaped to be faster and more comfortable. The changes are subtle but impactful. An all-new aero shape to the tops promises to improve both aerodynamics and rider comfort. And while cables fully disappear inside for modern road compatibility, Deda slightly tweaks the Alanera RS’s ergonomics with a bit of flare and slightly less drop…

Deda Alanera RS 1-piece carbon handlebar cockpit

2024 Deda Alanera RS 1-piece integrated aero carbon handlebar road bike cockpit, rop
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At first glance, it still looks a lot like the original Alanera handlebar + stem combo that we spotted back in 2017. And the same cockpit Tadej Pogačar won the Tour on. But there really are several significant improvements, almost hidden in plain sight. The biggest difference comes in the reshaped top – a critical spot where aerodynamics and rider ergonomics meet.

More aero, more comfy, and lighter too!

2024 Deda Alanera RS 1-piece integrated aero carbon handlebar road bike cockpit, CFD aerodynamics

The new Alanera RS features a 5mm thinner profile for its tops, adopting a truncated aerofoil shape instead of the previous angular quadrilateral.

2024 Deda Alanera RS 1-piece integrated aero carbon handlebar road bike cockpit, new aero ergo shape

Deda says that reshaping alone saves 3.9W at 40 km/h (up to a 15.5W reduction at 60 km/h race speeds)!

2024 Deda Alanera RS 1-piece integrated aero carbon handlebar road bike cockpit, 6° flare

Besides a shape more comfortable to wrap a hand around up top, Deda gives the Alanera RS handlebars 6° of flare to its drops to allow more space for your forearms when you sprint. That flare, plus 10° of UCI allowable shifter inclination means riders can turn those levers in a bit more for an aero hand position.

2024 Deda Alanera RS 1-piece integrated aero carbon handlebar road bike cockpit, flat top

Deda redesigned a flatter updated Rapid Hand Movement EVO shape for a smoother transition from your hoods to the tops, with better forearm support. And lastly, bar drop decreases by 10mm to 120mm, sliding them into the more popular compact category.

2024 Deda Alanera RS 1-piece integrated aero carbon handlebar road bike cockpit, monocoque

All that, and Deda says the updated “full monocoque” one-piece carbon construction with no bonded sections resulted in a smooth internal surface for easy cable routing, a 6% reduction in weight, and best-in-class stiffness-to-weight ratio.

2024 Deda Alanera RS 1-piece integrated aero carbon handlebar road bike cockpit, test fixture

Tech specs

  • Material: full monocoque UD carbon construction
  • Hardware: black PVD titanium bolts
  • Curve shape: RHM (Rapid Hand Movement) EVO
  • Reach: 75mm
  • Drop: 120 mm
  • Flare: 6° (+2.5cm wider at the ends)
  • Bar widths: 40, 42 & 44cm (measured outside to outside)
  • Stem angle: -8°
  • Stem lengths: 80, 90, 100, 110, 120 & 130mm (140mm on demand)
  • Steerer size: 1.125″ (28.6mm)
  • Cable routing: DCR full internal; electronic only for round steerers, or 1x mechanical with a D-shaped steerer
  • Clamp height: 43.5 mm
  • Claimed weight: 340g (110×42)
  • GPS mount: 36g direct out-front mount for Garmin/Wahoo, Bryton & GoPro, included
2024 Deda Alanera RS 1-piece integrated aero carbon handlebar road bike cockpit, front

Deda Alanera RS – Pricing, options & availability

2024 Deda Alanera RS 1-piece integrated aero carbon handlebar road bike cockpit, top with GPS mount

The new 1-piece carbon Deda Alanera RS integrated cockpit is available now for 795€ not including VAT (so figure ~950€ with tax). While that is obviously wildly expensive, it is the same price as the previous model. And it includes the bar, a matching aero top cap, headset spacers, 2 DCR headset covers (for 46 & 56mm headtubes), and the out-front computer mount.

2024 Deda Alanera RS 1-piece integrated aero carbon handlebar road bike cockpit, side profile on a bike

Officially, 13 standard sizes are available with the most popular combination of 6 stem lengths & 3 bar widths. But all size combos are possible on demand, as well as a longer 140mm stem version.

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Bumscag
Bumscag
24 days ago

I’m sure they did all the proper simulation and fatigue testing before releasing these but those sharp inside corners at the bar/stem junction trigger my danger radar.

B Barber
B Barber
24 days ago
Reply to  Bumscag

I’m sure failure points are clamp, then where levers are attached, then that sharp corner.
My guess is it’s over built for that reason and to allow weights weenies to complain it’s too heavy

Keith
Keith
24 days ago

That’s extremely disappointing. The 2 major flaws the previous bars had are still present. The stupid sharp edge where your hands would sit in a climbing position on the bars is awful. And the drop where the shifters bolt on is so steep that it leaves an odd cavity that the palm of your hands then have to try fit in. They can’t, it’s to small a cavity. For reference I have a set of the old version. By far the worst designed bars I’ve ever come across. Extremely uncomfortable everywhere except in the drops.

MagnanimousWaffle
MagnanimousWaffle
17 days ago
Reply to  Keith

I love Deda for their DCR system and other cool innovations, but this is pretty dissapointing. I’ve had the same issue with their Alanera Gen.01 and I was hoping they took care of that with this update…

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