DEDA Synapsi 31.7 Handlebars

DESCRIPTION

  • Material: Carbon Fiber
  • Weight: 431 grams
  • Sizes: 44/110

USER REVIEWS

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[Mar 02, 2008]
suvacrew
Triathlete

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
Strength:

Looks, Weight is OK, Feel, carbon weave matches my De Rosa. Can comfortably ride w/o gloves

Weakness:

No internal cable routing, limited sizing opportunities for length and width.

These bars are perfect if you don't race UCI mass starts. For a rolling hills Olympic Distance Tri, these are awesome compared to full laid out 90 degree elbow TT set-up. The integrated stem feels amazingly different than the multi part alternatives, with nice feedback and a confidence inspiring stiffness when you want to just thrash someone for the next peak. Looks awesome and rarely will you see someone else with a set on your group training rides

Similar Products Used:

Ritchey Probiscus in pursuit bike and Profile T2 base w/Syntace C2 on Derosa Planet Tri set-up

[Aug 31, 2007]
bcasinger
Recreational Rider

OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
4
Strength:

Stiffness, comfort, quality, hand positions.

Weakness:

Weight, graphics, cable routing options without bar wrap.

They may not be perfect, but I love these bars! Very comfortable with many hand positions. The little aero extensions aren't as effective as a full-blown set-up, but then I don't do any time trials either. They are just enough to tuck myself down out of the wind on a long stretch, and it is surprisingly easy to steer the bike while using them. The flat tops on the bars are very comfortable without taping them, with cork tape they are just too fat. The integrated stem and bar is the stiffest combo I have ever used, I feel very confident on them.

There are a few downsides to this bar. It weighs slightly more than a high end stem and separate bar, although it is stiffer as well. It is designed to fit Campy shift levers, so for me it does not allow my Ultegra shifters to be mounted quite high enough - good enough, but not perfect. Routing cables under the bar without wrapping is problematic - my bike shop finally used a flexible glue to stick them into the cable groove. This works great, but will be a little more difficult when it comes time to change the cable housings. Lastly, the blue and yellow graphics are a little too bold on top of the bar, fi you don't wrap the bar and if it doesn't match your paint scheme! I have a special orange/black/white flame paint job, so it doesn't look like it belongs. A custome paint job for the bar is planned.

Similar Products Used:

Easton, Ritchey, Kestrel, and Bontrager bars.

[Nov 06, 2006]
joe
Road Racer

OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
4
Strength:

comfort
new hand positions

Weakness:

No cable guides, just grooves which is a problem, especially for campy, since these bars only need to be taped to the bends
more comfortable without gloves

Stiff and very comfortable, wide swells for palms on the tops

Similar Products Used:

alloy bars

[Jan 31, 2005]
Anonymous
Recreational Rider

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
Strength:

Construction and stiffness. Cable Routing and ability to fine tune shifter mounts

Weakness:

Size applications. While I know they cannot make every conceivable application, it would be nice to have a 46(44cm CTC) x 110mm or even 100mm stem length. Shortest they make is 120mm.

Just had to try these in place of Tirreno's. They are very stiff and solid so no worries in that department. I ride Campy and the double wide, single groove on the bottom of the bars was no problem for routing cables. I had approx. 20mm of adjustable room to mount the shifters and not limited to only one mounting platform. Bars afforded me several different new grip arrangements for my hands while riding. Nice feel on the bars without being overly wide, or overly flat in areas like FSA's or even Tirreno's. Hand placement had nice feel and swell in palm areas.

Similar Products Used:

Zipp B2's, Stella Azzurra Tirreno's, FSA K-Wing

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