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  • Wanted a compact bar - it's a Deda Speciale

  • Looking great!

  • Lots of handlebar chat recently. I want to upgrade stem and bars on my Serotta Colorado from 26mm Piegas. What are good upgrade options, either alloy or carbon but less than £100? Seen the deda supperleggera stem on sale for about £70 which seems decent. Are the Deda superzero alloy aero bars a terrible idea? Ideally something not a million miles from the shape of the piega but a bit fancier and with 31.7 or 31.8 clamp


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  • /\ Going on my Serotta and then ideally also on my Look


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  • Any of the deda rhm bars would surely be the choice then? I really rate ritchey evocurve though as the slightly flattened and swept back tops are super comfy and the drop shape is great. Not sure how they play with campagnolo shifters as I’ve only ever run shimano.

  • I like carbon bars as they seem to dial out a lot of the road buzz. I dont think there's a huge amount in it from a weight perspective.

    I'm not putting out any power that will worry any stem, and wiggle seem to have some deals on the last generation of Deda stems. Although the superleggera does look nice, the difference is probably enough for you to get one of the regular ones painted.

  • Thanks! Still dialing in position, but the first ride was sublime. My first steel bike and I'm smitten.

  • Superleggera stems are a great choice for MGOOF builds as they're nice and slim.
    So are Extralite but they're $$$.

    The carbon Superleggero compact drops are a very similar shape to the Piegas (same reach and drop as far as I can remember) and I've seen one or two newish ones going on ebay for around £100. They can be found if you're patient.

  • For those interested in 26mm compact bars and campag hoods.

    This a side on the Nitto M109a and Super Record 11 .


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  • I like this bar. V similar to mine.

  • I got the same bars recently but in silver. I love them. Work perfectly with my athena shifters.

  • Ritchey carbon wcs 4axis would be a nice stem for you if you can find a good price. The shape is slim and goes well with steel frames.

  • Getting a Dalí vibe from that photo 👍

  • Thanks for all the suggestions, going with Deda sl stem and some Deda zero bars

  • I think I have a 110mm Deda SL stem going free if you're interested? Will have a dig around...

  • Was shopping around for silver bars, and didn't want a massive drop. Adding to the list someone posted here earlier:

    Deda Speciale Drop: 135 Reach:80
    Deda 215 - Drop:142 Reach:86
    Deda Newton - Drop: 135 Reach:80
    Deda Piega - Drop:143 Reach:87
    Bontrager SSR VR-C Drop:125 Reach: couldn't find
    Soma Highway one - Drop:130 Reach: 75
    Nitto M106 Neat - Drop: 128 Reach 78
    Origin-8 Pro-lite compact handlebar Drop: 120 Reach: 70
    Nitto M109 Drop:128 Reach:78
    Condor Strada Drop:135 Reach:80

  • Nitto M151, Drop: 128 Reach 78 too...

  • Bontrager SSR VR-C Drop:125 Reach: couldn't find
    Condor Strada Drop:135 Reach:80
    Deda Speciale Drop: 135 Reach:80
    Deda 215 - Drop:142 Reach:86
    Deda Newton - Drop: 135 Reach:80
    Deda Piega - Drop:143 Reach:87
    Nitto M106 Neat - Drop: 128 Reach 78
    Nitto M109 Drop:128 Reach:78
    Origin-8 Pro-lite compact handlebar Drop: 120 Reach: 70
    Soma Highway one - Drop:130 Reach: 75
    Ritchey Classic EvoCurve - Drop: 128 Reach 83
    Ritchey Neo Classic - Drop: 128 Reach 73

  • Nitto 106 are nice on steel builds

    I also like the Cinelli Neos For carbon bars & matching stem seatpost combo

  • Nitto M186's too. 122 drop.

    I got some 42cm for sale that are too big for me which im gutted about. Feel free to pm if you're interested. Would love to swap for some 38's or poss even 40's, but that's wishful thinking.

    Look like this (not my bike):

  • That Trek is good!

  • yeah it's amazing. An old re-post but think it belongs to member Carabo.

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Modern groupset on old frame

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