FAQ

Deda Elementi seatposts are compatible with any bicycle frame that are equipped with a 27,2 mm or 31,6 mm inner diameter seat tube.
Deda Elementi seatposts (ROAD series) are designed and tested for road use. MUD seatposts (MTB series) are designed and tested also for off-road use. Do not use the DEDA ELEMENTI and MUD components for Freeride, Dual Slalom, Downhill, and generally for all applications that are outside the scope of testing provided by UNI EN ISO 4210 standards.
Deda Elementi seat post are designed to carry a maximum fully equipped rider’s weight of 110 kg (242 lbs).
Seatpost saddle size

Deda Elementi seatposts are designed to fit sport saddles with 7 mm rail diameter and 43 mm rail spacing. They are also compatible with oval-type carbon rails : 7 mm width / 9,5 mm max height. The only requirement is to use a saddle angle between 0° and 8° from horizontal plane.

Deda Elementi carbon seatposts are designed to operate properly if fitted with a tightening torque between 5 Nm and 6 Nm. It is recommended to start tightening the fixing screws at the minimum torque of 5 Nm. If necessary, increase the torque up to 6 Nm. Never exceed the maximum recommended tightening torque (max 6 Nm), alternately do not hesitate to apply a slight film of assembly compound on the clamping surfaces in order to improve the coefficient of friction.
Deda Elementi aluminum seatposts are designed to operate properly if fitted with a tightening torque between 8 Nm and 10 Nm. It is recommended to start tightening the fixing screws at the minimum torque of 8 Nm. If necessary, increase the torque up to 10 Nm. Never exceed the maximum recommended tightening torque (max 10 Nm), alternately do not hesitate to apply a slight film of assembly compound on the clamping surfaces in order to improve the coefficient of friction.
Deda Elementi and MUD stems are available in several diameter option: 26,0 mm, 31,7 mm or 35,0 mm. Based on to the purchased model it is recommended to chose the handlebar with the same diameter. In the market some manufacturers indicate 31,7 or 31,8 the handlebar diameter for the same nominal value of 31,75 mm (that is the equivalent in millimeters of 1”-1/4). Actually, both measurements are referred to the same handlebar geometry. Nevertheless, we always recommend to use stems and handlebars from Deda Elementi or MUD to avoid any inconvenient during the assembly or use. DEDA ELEMENTI declines any responsibility for problems caused by using Deda Elementi and MUD components with components from another manufacturer.
The Deda Elementi / MUD stems and handlebars are designed to be mounted exclusively with Deda Elementi / MUD stems and handlebars. It is recommend to always use DEDA ELEMENTI and MUD handlebar and stem together because they are manufactured to guarantee the best performance and reliability when mounted as a kit. DEDA ELEMENTI declines any responsibility for problems caused by using Deda Elementi and MUD components with components from another manufacturer.
Stem Deda Elementi measurements

Deda Elementi offers a wide range of stems with different angles, from 70° to 84°. The stem angle is measured between the fork steerer clamp axis and the stem body virtual axis; it depends also on the stem section design.

Stem Deda Elementi negative angle

Deda Elementi 70° angle stems (i.e. Zero100 Team and Pista) feature a negative angle (-20°).Deda stems with more common 82° angle (i.e. Superleggero, Superzero, 35, Alanera, Zero100, Zero1) feature a positive angle (+8°). Take a look at below schema for further explanations.

All Deda Elementi stems are designed to be fitted with Deda Elementi carbon or alloy handlebars. Note: Superleggero / Superleggero RS stem model Superleggero and Superleggero RS stem models are compatible with Deda Elementi carbon handlebars only.
Deda Elementi handlebars are designed to operate properly within a stem bolts tightening range of 4 Nm to 5 Nm. We recommend you to tighten the stem bolts using a torque wrench starting with a minimum torque of 4 Nm. If the handlebar stem is not tight enough and rotates on the handlebar, increase the torque up to a maximum of 5 Nm. Never exceed the maximum allowable tightening torque, alternately do not hesitate to apply a slight film of assembly compound on the clamping surfaces in order to improve the coefficient of friction. After the first kilometers check the correct tightening. If needed, loose the bolts and re-tighten to the correct torque.
Alanera measurement of length and angle

The stem length and angle are determined as shown in the image below. If you replace a Deda Elementi stem with 82° angle with Alanera in the same length, you will not find a noticeable difference to your racing position.

Before starting the installation of the shifting/brake levers on the Deda Elementi handlebars please check that they do not have burrs or sharp edges, as they can cut or make indentations in handlebars. Deda Elementi handlebars are designed to operate properly within a levers tightening range of 6 Nm to 8 Nm. We recommend you to tighten the clamp bolt using a torque wrench starting with a minimum torque of 6 Nm. If the lever is not tight enough and rotates on the handlebar, increase the torque up to a maximum of 8 Nm. After the first kilometers, check the correct tightening. If needed, loose the bolts and re-tighten to the correct torque.
Deda RHM reach and drop

All Deda Elementi handlebars featuring RHM shape have 75mm reach and 130mm deep. Take a look at below schema for further explanations.

RHM stand for Rapid Hand Movement. A compact geometry that allows an easier access to shifter/brake lever and faster transition from drop to bar-end.
All Deda Elementi road handlebars (except the following models: Zero1, Zero, Speciale26, Piega, Pista) feature a specific hole for the installation of new bar-end type unit. The compatibility is guaranteed for both system, Shimano® and Campagnolo®.
Superzero handlebar series features an aero top section profile and a limited room at the clip-on clamps disposal, for this reason all the Deda Elementi Fastblack2, Parabolica extension series, Carbon Blast or Metal Blast can not be assembled. The only compatible model is the Superzero TT clip-on which has been designed to fit Superzero handlebars, carbon and alloy version. It features 190mm adjustable extensions suitable for time trial and triathlon. Nevertheless, for long distance triathlon or long TT races, it is possible to replace the original extensions with the ones of Fastblack or Parabolica series (all models have the same Ø24mm specs)..
It depends on your riding position and shoulder/body shape. We recommend you to ask for a good advice to a professional shop or bio-mechanic. Bars that are too wide can put pressure on neck and arms, and will make the riding position a bit uncomfortable. To the contrary, narrow bars will make you feel cramped, but it’s worth remembering that will bring your elbows in, having quite a significant impact upon aerodynamics.
Yes, the central area of handlebar features a standard 31,7mm round section.
Deda Elementi manufactures a wide range of stems available with 10mm increment from size 50 to 140mm, depending the stem model. We remind you that stem manufacturing process requires up to 3mm length tolerance, so it could happen to find this difference on stems with the same size.
Superzero stem faceplate

Superzero stem features an asymmetrical 2-piece faceplate design to match the stem design. You can refer to the card delivered with the stem that well explain how to install the 2 parts of the asymmetrical faceplate. Left and Right parts can be assembled reversed and this not affect the safety of the product. If you don’t respect Left and Right position then there is no room enough for the nylon cli (D-clip).

Deda DCR - Compatible bicycle models list

Deda DCR - Compatible bicycle models

Deda DCR - Topcover adapters overview

Deda DCR - Topcover adapters
We do not have any specific restriction for Deda Elementi wheels because as a part of the approval procedure we run fatigue tests up to 120kg. We believe this internal standard covers any rider + bike configuration. As a recommendation we guarantee the wheels performances up to 95kg, above this weight wheels may lose some lateral stiffness but can be used without any problem.
Yes, Deda Elementi wheels are UCI approved according to the required norms and can be used by Professional Teams or amateurs cyclists in any official UCI competitions. We recommend customers to check the list of UCI approved wheels before proceeding the purchase. The list of UCI approved wheels is available at www.uci.ch.

Deda Elementi wheels for clincher tires are also tubeless-ready compatible. The use of tubeless tires require a specific tubeless tape and valves that must be installed on the rim. From September 2020 Deda Elementi wheels for clincher tires are delivered with tubeless tape and valves. Please always check the compatibility between Deda Elementi wheels and recommended tire width.

Wheel rims

Deda Elementi SL45DB and SL30DB wheels feature an asymmetric rim design. To use tubeless tires you must install a special washer adapter between rim and tubeless valve. The washer adapter is made of nylon material and it is intended to be used with SL30DB and SL45DB wheels. The washer shape fits the asymmetric rim design when the wheels are used with tubeless tires.

A conversion kit from thru axle to quick release is available for all Deda Elementi disc brake wheels models. Spare parts can be purchased through the official Deda Elementi Distributors and Dealers
Wheels conversion kit1

Wheels conversion kit2
 

 

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