DEDA 215 Shallow Drop Round Handlebars

4.36/5 (11 Reviews)
MSRP : $94.99

Product Description

Deda Elementi 215 drop handlebars feature an anatomic bend that provides closer brake lever reach. Features and Information Width measured outside...

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Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Lance#8in09 a Road Racer

Date Reviewed: November 30, 2008

Strengths:    Great bars looks wise, ergonomics wise and performance wise. Great value if you are looking for a round bend bar with a shallow drop.

Weaknesses:    None, and no the bar is not flexy! If it didn't give Mr. Armstrong any flex issues for years in the TDF when he was honking on them insanely in the Alps and Pyrenees it certainly is not being flexed by delusional amateur wannabees.

Bottom Line:   
Great bars, the shallow round drop is great. Bars have a nice finish and a solid feel. Anyone claiming these bars are noodly who is not a top European Pro level sprinter needs their head examined. Lance Armstrong rode these EXACT same bars for years in the TDF and NEVER had a flex or a "noodly" issue with them despite all the crazy honking at near 500 watts of output he regularly put on them in climbs. But a slow poseur in here is gonna flex those same bars to the point of being "noodly"? Yeah sure they are?

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Favorite Ride:   Alpe D Huez

Price Paid:    $45.00

Purchased At:

Similar Products Used:   Deda Supernatural, TTT Zepp, Cinelli.

Bike Setup:   Look 595 w/ Zipp 303's and Dura Ace.

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:4
Submitted by otherself a Recreational Rider

Date Reviewed: November 27, 2006

Strengths:    Good value I think; nearest rivals seem to be ITM's offerings at £49.99 GBP.

Lightweight (215g), stiff but don't vibrate due to triple-butting design. Hoods sit beautifully. Nice laser-etched graphics too.

Weaknesses:    None so far.

Bottom Line:   
Bought these to replace my late 90's scrathed-up flexy 340g ITM's. I ride a 1.5lb cromo fork on a 4.4lb cromo frame and these make a welcome upgrade. Will upgrade to a 1" carbon fork and ahead though. I live in quite a rolling hilly county and I'm generally in the saddle for a few hours so needed something that was stiff & precise when hitting those 40+mph downhill speeds but also light enough for the climbs.

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Favorite Ride:   English smooth tarmac roads at 6am summertime

Price Paid:    $33.00

Purchased At:

Similar Products Used:   ITM Supertraining

Bike Setup:   Olmo with db deda steel tubing, deda 215 bars, deda quill stem, mostly ultegra 6500/6400 group, Michelin pro2 race on mavic ma3 rims, wellgo mg-8 spd, flite ti saddle. 20.8lb/9.4kg.

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Riccardo a Recreational Rider

Date Reviewed: May 14, 2006

Strengths:    Premium equipment that is well built. Light weight (and allow TT style clip-ons). Pretty finishes (black or silver). Shapes to fit every rider.

Weaknesses:    To few shops stock the range of options. Better to stock all the differnent versions of the 215, than 10 different brands of bars with the same anatomical shape.

Bottom Line:   
Nice bars. Plenty stiff except for some big power sprinters. Those guys should go with something larger in diameter. A little flex goes a long way towards all-day comfort. The bars are well finished and have well placed cable slots. The availability of three different shapes is special - all those who don't like the anatomical should have purchased one of traditional shapes. So, they fit, they're comfy, easy to set up cables, what's not to like, eh? Oh, and if you haven't tried Deda tape on them, well you've missed something great.

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Favorite Ride:   Wisco and back

Price Paid:    $35.00

Purchased At:   eBay - used

Similar Products Used:   Cinellie, TTT, Richey, Trek/Bontrager, Nitto

Bike Setup:   Cycles Noir (Deda) carbon frame with Record, Deda Bars, Stem and Post, and Zonda wheels. Light fast strong.

Overall Rating:1
Value Rating:3
Submitted by mraspi a Road Racer

Date Reviewed: May 5, 2006

Strengths:    None

Weaknesses:    Noodle-like flex. Anatomic bend is horrible. I should have listened to the reviews, but I was convinced that my smallish hands wouldn't object. The problem with the bend isn't in the size, but in the angle. Anatomic bend is way too upright, creating harsh pressure on the bottom of your palm.

Bottom Line:   
I purchased the 44cm Anatomic version. Installed, then promptly removed. Thank god I didn't waste a good Cinelli ribbon.

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Favorite Ride:   Marin County

Price Paid:    $79.00

Similar Products Used:   Cinelli Eubios, Cinelli Nerve

Bike Setup:   Ritchey Road Logic Frame, Ultegra Components, Thomson/Fizik Cockpit, Mavic Rims

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by morkm a Road Racer

Date Reviewed: June 28, 2004

Strengths:    Light but not crazy light, stiff, perfect drop and traditional bend

Weaknesses:    None so far

Bottom Line:   
WOW. Very happy with these bars. Replaced a set of 3TTT Prima's with these Deda 215, shallow drop, traditional bend. I was never too happy with the 'anatomic' bend of the 3TTT's and wanted to stay away from any other brand that had an anatomic bend. Bars are very nice and stiff, with plenty of room on the flat part of the drop. The shallow drop means that moving from the hoods to the drops isn't a huge difference...on the old bars the drops were too deep. These are just right.

All the negative reviews of Deda's stems have steered me away from them. If the stem I've ordered to match up with these bars (a Thompson) doesn't work out, I may have to consider the Deda and a torque wrench.

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Price Paid:    $75.00

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Similar Products Used:   3TTT Prima

Bike Setup:   2002 Litespeed Classic. Ultegra. Nothing too fancy, just classic, fast and comfy.

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