DEDA Alanera Integrated Handlebars

4.57/5 (7 Reviews)
MSRP : $519.00

Product Description

Leave it to the experts at Deda to come up with another road racing Must-Have!. Super lightweight and stiff, yet supremely comfortable integrated handlebar and stem combination for unmatched performance and efficiency! Same anatomic drops as the Newton bar with wide wing-top sectoins. Detachable computer ount. 10 degree drop stem section.

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Overall Rating:3
Value Rating:3
Submitted by Mark Wheeler a Road Racer

Date Reviewed: August 15, 2008

Strengths:    Ego & comfortable tops.

Weaknesses:    Drop bend does not fit very well. FSA has a better ergo bend for the drops

Bottom Line:   
This product is very comfortable but not durable. I rode with these handlebars for three months this spring before they broke. The break happened during a road race, when I hit a pot-hole climbing a hill. They broke while climbing! I'm a large rider but wouldn't expect this. If they don't break they are comfortable.

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Price Paid:    $450.00

Purchased At:   Uk online store

Bike Setup:   Moots, Sram Rival

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

Date Reviewed: June 18, 2008

Strengths:    Appearance, no flex, great for racing

Weaknesses:    very limited adjustments, can be unfortable for longer rides (40 plus miles)

Bottom Line:   
I bought these bars after choosing to upgrade the stock bontragers on my Trek Madone. They are very well made and the other reviews are spot on that there is no flex in them (I am 5' 10" 195 lbs and ride a ton of hills). They look fantastic on the bike and have a serious bling factor. A couple of issues though. I like to ride on the hoods a lot and prefer them and the bar behind them level to the ground. With the integrated bar, it is sloped downward and there is no way to adjust it so that the bar tops and hoods are level to the ground. Often my hands have to rest on their sides (area between palms and wrist) and it can be uncomfortable. Also you have no flexibility in stem length.

They are great for climbing, sprinting and providing leverage for acceleration. Great for racing shorter distances (under 40 miles) but not ideal for longer hauls.

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Favorite Ride:   any road without traffic

Price Paid:    $375.00

Purchased At:   ebay

Bike Setup:   2007 Trek Madone 5.2 SL, full Durace, Fizik Arione Tri saddle, Easton Orion II wheels

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

Date Reviewed: September 12, 2007

Strengths:    Anatomic, sculpture, engineering, craftsmanship, artisanship, ergonomics, quality and most importantly ride quality!

Weaknesses:    None, well matching Real carbon Handelbar plugs for the Handelbar tape.

Bottom Line:   
Anatomic, w/Detachable Computer Bracket

***If you want and demand the absolute pinnacle of bike design, sculpture, engineering, craftsmanship, artisanship, ergonomics, quality and most importantly ride quality, this is what your dreams are made of!!!!!!!!! Pure Italian Elegance! This is the best Handelbars your money can bye!

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Price Paid:    $500.00

Purchased At:   Carl Hart Bicycles

Similar Products Used:   Chenele'

Bike Setup:   COLNAGO Carbonissimo LX37, 56 cm - Special Edition, Campagnolo Record Carbon, Campagnolo Ergo Brain 10, Chris King NoThreadset , Deda Elementi Alanera, Campagnolo Hyperon Tubular, Fi'zi;k Aliante Ti, Look Cx6 Ti, Tufo Jet Special Tubular, Elite Patao STD Carbon

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Luis Poessy a Recreational Rider

Date Reviewed: October 3, 2006

Strengths:    Steering precision, weight, price, stiffness, and looks.

Weaknesses:    Absolutely none...

Bottom Line:   
I have used this bar/stem combo for six months before writing this review and I am as impressed with these bars now as I was the first time I used them. I considered the Cinelli Ram, and the FSA Plasma. I ultimately decided on these due to their availability, price, weight and looks. I trully feel I made the right decision. As the previous reviews stated, these bars are impossible to flex or bend. They even survived a fall at 22 mph without even a scratch. They are also extemely comfortable due to the infinte hand possitions available unlike the Ram's. The steering is as precise as a surgeon's scalpel and though not as flashy as the Ram or Plasma, they are beautifully understated. So if you are considering a bar and stem combo take a look at these before making your decision.

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Favorite Ride:   Anywhere, as long as I am on the bike

Purchased At:   Ebay

Similar Products Used:   Cinelli Ram and FSA Plama.

Bike Setup:   TCR O, full Dura Ace including the tubeless WH-7801 wheelset (using now with Stan's), Aliante Carbon, Stella Azzurra bottle cage.

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

Date Reviewed: March 16, 2006

Strengths:    stiff,light and looks great.

Weaknesses:    expensive but worth it.

Bottom Line:   
awesome bar. Lighter than any stem and bar you can buy and stiffer than its competitors. you can't flex this bar and it looks incredible. I am a relatively lightweight rider (160lbs) so I can't comment on how it holds up to heavy riders but construction quality is impressive.

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Similar Products Used:   nothing that compares just a few carbon bars and stems.

Bike Setup:   blue rc4 carbon, campy record and chorus, am classic 420 wheels.

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