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Anyone try the Deda Synapsi yet?(6 posts)

Anyone try the Deda Synapsi yet?zoomservo
Jun 18, 2003 9:02 AM
I'm thinking of buying that expensive Synapsi - but I'm a 200 lb sprinter and heard the Cinelli Ram was very flexy - so I was wondering if the Synapsi was stiff - don't want to blow all that money if it isn't. Also, wondering how the aero bar extension feels and where the heck to you put your computer?
re: Anyone try the Deda Synapsi yet?DevilMan
Jun 20, 2003 10:36 PM
I don't know about it being flexible, haven't really noticed it beeing flexy though in the 3 months i've been using the synapsi.

I really do love the synapsi though, it's shaped really well, and i like the 'aero bar' too, it just gives you another couple of hand position.

And the aero bar also gives you a perfect place for your computer (well, at least for a polar HRM)

I've placed the Polar bikemount in the 'top' of the aero bar extension, this is just a perfect place for it. Maybe a normal bikecomputer will be hard to place there, but a HRM should be no problem.
re: thanks for the infozoomservo
Jun 22, 2003 9:44 AM
They sound great - I'm hoping they're USCF legal for crits- but then I've seen guys with aero bars racing without trouble. My Ritchy WCS bars tend to hurt my hands a bit when I'm riding above the hoods and it seems that the new carbon bars put a flat spot around the top bend to make it more comfortable - I'm assuming that's the case with the Synapsi's? Would you say the flats and the drops are much more comfortable than alum. bars? Looks like I'm going to drop some cash if they are!
- Zoom
re: thanks for the infoDevilMan
Jun 24, 2003 4:14 AM
The synapsi indeed has a more flattened part around the top bend, although not as flat as the part near the stem, which is truly great, you can really grab hold of the handlebar, and it's easy on the hands..

On my website i have a close-up picture of the handlebar : so you can see for yourself..

Anyways, even though this handlebar costs a fortune i do really love it, and wouldn't want any other handlebar..
re: Nice - very nice!zoomservo
Jun 25, 2003 9:42 PM
The bars look great - nice lines. I've neve been able to figure, however, if the molded carbon bars like the Synapsi and Cinelli Ram need bar tape above the hoods. I was always worried that the tape wouldn't be flush enough on the flat part. Every time I've seen a Ram, the tape ends above the brakes, so I guess your hands can get the "authentic feel" of the carbon up top. But it looks like your tape job worked fine. Also wonder if my flight deck computer will fit on that aero extension - is it a traditional round 27 or 31.8?

Can't wait to pick one up.- zoom
re: Nice - very nice!DevilMan
Jun 25, 2003 10:01 PM
It wouldn't really need it, but the problem with the Synapsi bar is that there is no real internal cable routing, there is a small 'gutter' on the bottom of the flat part and there some kind of plastic thingie holding the cables there..

Anyways as i didn't feel confident that this would hold the cables nicely i opted to have the flat part taped..

And also the naked carbon is kinda slippery compared to a taped bar..

I don't know what size the aero extension is, but the top of the triangle is a bit small, I had to cut the sides of the plastic polar bikemount a bit to make it fit properly..