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Deda Gera & Superzero develop carbon & alloy gravel bike vary

Deda Elementi expands their Gera & Superzero gravel bike part lineup with extra worth & efficiency choices in carbon or alloy for each gravel racing and journey driving. Gera will get extra reasonably priced, ergonomic & tremendous curvy aluminum handlebars, plus new alloy wheels, whereas Superzero provides Deda’s first aero carbon gravel bars. And for these trying to go even sooner, Deda’s common highway household will get new lighter, extra aero Superzero RS bars & wheels, too.

Deda Elementi Gera Gravel bike gear

Deda Elementi Gravel bike components, curvy Deda Gera Alloy handlebar, photo by Mattia Ragni, on bike

c. Deda, Titici images by Mattia Ragni

Deda appears to have largely targeted on making highway bikes sooner, lighter & extra built-in in recent times, however 2021’s carbon Gera bar & wheels laid the grounds for extra gravel gear.

Deda says the identify of their gravel household Gera comes from the comparatively flat plains of southern Lombardy the place they’re situated, crisscrossed by many rivers and canals, excellent for exploring by gravel & journey bikes. Now extra alloy choices, open Gera as much as extra riders…

Superzero Gravel carbon bar


Deda Elementi Gravel bike components, Deda SuperZero Gravel aero handlebar, top sizes

However not the whole lot gravel in Deda’s lineup will get the Gera identify. This race-focused aero gravel bar take the Superzero identify the place velocity & light-weight are priorities – and this would be the bar that Deda-sponsored riders will race in subsequent season’s UCI Gravel collection.

Very similar to a brand new highway Superzero RS bar, this new wider Superzero Gravel is UD carbon with ergonomic teardrop aero tops which are designed to not be wrapped, with a step down for a clean bar tape end. Additionally they get a fast bend from the tops to the beginning of the drops so riders have loads of room to maneuver their fingers round. Deda additionally says the 83mm extensive 31.8mm clamping space needs to be sufficient subsequent to most stems to mount loads of equipment and even clip-on aero extensions.

Deda Elementi Gravel bike components, Deda SuperZero Gravel aero handlebar, front size

The aero gravel bars are comparatively slim up high (measured outside-outside, knock 2cm off to check them to most bars measured center-center), however get a beneficiant 16° flare to offer extra room on your wrists and a wider place for extra management within the drops. Ultimately, they measure up 48-52cm exterior on the ends of their drops.

The Superzero Gravel bars function Deda’s EOS-Velocity (Endurance Optimized Form) compact bend with 60mm attain and 110mm drop. The bars have routing for fully-internal cables to work with DCR stems & headsets, or might be cabled semi-internally.

Deda Elementi Gravel bike components, Deda SuperZero Gravel aero handlebar, drops

The light-weight 314€ Superzero Gravel is available in three sizes 42/44/46cm (measured outside-to-outside on the levers), with weights claimed to start out from 225g. They get Deda’s normal stealth ‘polished over black’ matte end with shiny graphics.

Deda additionally has added a equally up to date, extra aero Superzero RS carbon highway bar for riders who don’t want flare – with semi-compact 75mm attain, 120mm EVO drop, and 40/42/44/46cm exterior widths. The 215g (44) Deda Superzero RS bar sells for 342€.

Deda Gera Alloy ergo gravel bar

Deda Elementi Gravel bike components, curvy Deda Gera Alloy handlebar, photo by Mattia Ragni, on bike

Following up 2021’s curvy carbon gravel bar, comes an virtually as curvy alloy handlebar. The double-butted 6061 aluminum Gera Alloy gravel bar is cold-formed into a fancy three-dimensionally curved form that Deda says supplies many extra snug hand positions than a standard dropbar.

It begins within the heart with 10mm rise and 10° of backsweep to get a extra upright & relaxed slim place together with your fingers on the tops, simply subsequent to the stem.

Deda Elementi Gravel bike components, curvy Deda Gera Alloy handlebar, top dimensions

There the bar gently curves out and sweeps 5° down in the direction of the super-compact drops, which get an extra 24° flare.  The drops are even outswept an additional 3° to get a large and secure hand place for further off-road leverage, particularly technical climbing.


Deda Elementi Gravel bike components, curvy Deda Gera Alloy handlebar, front dimensions

The bars additionally get a large 90cm straight 31.8 clamping space for equipment, bikepacking bag & clip-on aerobar extension mounting compatibility.

The EOS (Endurance Optimized Form) drops function a really compact 55cm attain and shallow 100mm drop.

Deda Elementi Gravel bike components, curvy Deda Gera Alloy handlebar, profile

The 134€ Gera Alloy gravel bar is available in 4 widths 42/44/46/48cm (measured exterior on the levers), and measure up 52-58cm exterior on the ends. Claimed weights from 310g, the bars additionally function inside routing and a gloss on matte anodized black end with gravel graphics that can get wrapped below the bar tape.

Deda calls the distinctive shaping a extra snug setup, excellent for long-distance journey driving and loaded bikepacking.

A curvy carbon bar, too

Deda Elementi Gravel bike components, carbon Gera components

There’s additionally a 333€ much more curvy 220g Gera Carbon Gravel handlebar launched final season in 44/46/48cm widths with extra ahead offset, 12° backsweep, 7mm rise & no flare to the drops however 16° outswept ends.

Gera Alloy gravel wheels

Deda Elementi Gravel bike components, Gera Alloy wheels

The Gera Alloy household additionally provides a extra reasonably priced, however nonetheless efficiency gravel wheelset. At 824€, it’s not tremendous low cost however appears to supply a strong & versatile extensive gravel possibility at a claimed 1690g for the set.

The wheels are constructed round a 6000 collection alloy rim with a 23mm inside hooked tubeless profile that includes locking shoulders to maintain tubeless tires safe even at super-low pressures (min 28mm tires, max 2.25″). The disc brake wheels get a large & shallow uneven aluminum rim, 28mm extensive exterior and 25mm deep.

Deda Elementi Gravel bike components, Gera Alloy wheelset details

The wheels are in-built Italy by Deda with 24 straight-pull bladed aero spokes, self-locking alloy nipples, and Deda’s personal 17mm axle 6061 alloy centerlock hubs with 72 POE 4-pawl freehubs with extra-wide pawl springs for improved engagement & sturdiness – accessible for Shimano, SRAM XD-R, Campagnolo N3W. The hubs come arrange normal 12mm thru-axles, however tool-free finish caps are additionally accessible individually for QR and even 15mm entrance compatibility. The wheels come pre-taped for tubeless and embody tubeless valves & rotor lockrings.

There’s additionally a 2257€ Gera Carbon gravel wheelset launched earlier this 12 months, with a 32mm deep x 29mm extensive x 23mm inside, hooked tubeless UD carbon rim for gravel riders trying to save weight, at a claimed 1445g for the pair.

Deda Elementi Gera gravel part availability

Deda Elementi Gravel bike components, carbon Gera components

All Deda Elementi parts are designed & engineered in Italy, with manufacturing in Taiwan. All Deda wheels are then constructed at their Italian HQ in Lombardy.

The brand new Gera Alloy handlebar & Gera Alloy wheels can be found by Deda’s worldwide distributor community, and also will be accessible on-line direct quickly, too. The 2021 curvy Gera Carbon and standard 126€ alloy Gravel 100 handlebars, and Gera Carbon wheels are all additionally accessible now. (All pricing with 22% Italian VAT.)

The brand new aero carbon Superzero Gravel handlebar will probably be accessible in Spring 2022.



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