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Milan, Italy, September 15-18, 2006

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Part 13 - September 15-18: 

Deda innovation second to none

The Hands Of The Man: Dedaelementi's Fulvio Acquati demonstrates their new Chrome handlebar tape
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Deda's Scuro HCR
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Dedaelementi's new Phazer
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Dedaelementi's Zero Corsa
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By Tim Maloney at EICMA in Milan, Italy

Located deep in the Crema hinterlands east of Milano, Deda consists of three interlocking firms; Dedaelementi for cycling componentry, DedaTre for tires and Dedacciai for bicycle tubing.

For the 2007 season, Dedacciai has three innovative new tubesets that will certainly be used on many top bicycle brands. Scuro HCR is a monocoque carbon fibre frameset that uses a high modulus carbon fibre replete with nanotechnology that delivers a frame that weighs 20% less and is 27% more rigid according to the company. With aero section tubing including an aero seat-tube that locks up with aero seat-posts and an integrated headset, Scuro HCR weighs in at a reported 870g.

Dedacciai has another carbon fibre frameset for 2007 - the attractive Nero Corsa. A monocoque model with beautifully shaped tubes in high modulus carbon fibre, the Nero Corsa includes an integrated headtube that weighs in at a reported 1050g. In contrast to the nanocarbon Scuro HCR and the Nero Corsa, Dedacciai has an all-new steel tubeset for 2007's Zero series replica. A decade ago, Dedacciai launched the legendary, lightweight, thinwall Zero series steel tubeset and with recent changes in steel tubing technology, the 18MCDV6 tubeset is a high strength, low alloy, formula that provides a high-resistance, micro-bonded steel that should make the lightest, strongest steel frames yet.

On the cycling componentry side, Dedaelementi pays inadvertent homage to Star Trek's 40th anniversary with their new Phazer carbon fibre handlebars. These extraterrestrial hooks have a futuristic look that features a egg-shaped node positioned just behind the brake levers - providing extra comfort at just 213g. And to go along with their extensive range of handlebars, Dedaelementi has a wide assortment of high-quality colored handlebar tape with exciting colors like Bishop-Violet, Clear-Glass, Olimpic-Gold and even Chrome.


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