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Deda 215 Anatomic or traditional bend?(9 posts)

Deda 215 Anatomic or traditional bend?Jefferson
Jun 11, 2002 9:37 AM
I am ordering new Deda 215 bars. I can't decide between the anantomic bend or the traditional round bend. I like the idea of the round bend having a shallower drop. I am not sure of the round style for comfort on the hands. Any suggestions?
re: Deda 215 Anatomic or traditional bend?DoubleK
Jun 11, 2002 9:58 AM
Well, all I can say is that I personally love the Deda Anatomic shape. I went from old Scott Drop-LF bars (traditional bend) to 3T Forma SL's, to Cinelli Solida, and finally to Deda Newton's & 215's. I just got all my bikes set up with the Deda's (that's why Newtons and 215). It is the only bars I will use from now on. What I really like is the way the Campy Ergo levers fit on the bar. You get a very smooth transition from the bar top to the lever body top and the reach to the lever in the drops is short which is great for my small hands. They also just feel "right" sprinting in the drops out of the saddle.

If you are stuck with Shimano, this may not matter to you however.

Good luck.
Ditto except...klay
Jun 11, 2002 10:11 AM
...change anatomic to traditional. I had the 215 traditional bend and would give all the reasons DoubleK gives for liking the Anatomic. Well, maybe not the last one but I did like the stiffness of the bars.

I found riding on the flat part, the part parallel to the gound, of the traditional more comfy than riding on the anatomic flat section of the anatomic version.

Deda 215Nessism
Jun 11, 2002 10:19 AM
Dedacciai offers three different bend options for these bars: anatomic, deep and shallow. The reach and drop differ a fair amount between them so make sure you take this into account. Also consider that the Deda bars in general have a longer reach than some other bars such 3T anatomic.

I have a set of the anatomics on one of my bikes. They are not very comfortable when in the drops for me but this is no big deal to me since I rarely use the drops anyway.

Receintly ordered a set of Profile TB anatomic's from Performance for $30. Couldn't pass up the price.

Good luck.

I have the 215 traditional bend shallow dropsTig
Jun 11, 2002 11:03 AM
I like the feel of traditional drops and may not go back to anatomics. The shallow drop 215's are VERY small, so if someone wears a size large glove, forget them and go with the standard size. I like how my hands feel secure when sprinting with these bars though. I'd like to test ride the standard size traditional and their anatomic shape as well.
re: Deda 215 Anatomic or traditional bend?No_sprint
Jun 11, 2002 11:51 AM
Ditto on the 215 anatomics. I've had many different bars that I hated for long periods of time. I've got small hands and nothing has been better for me than the 215 anatomics. I've got them on two bikes currently.
Deda 215cdale02
Jun 11, 2002 12:21 PM
I've got a like new (3 month old) pair of 215. 46 o-o with the shallow anatomic drop that I am getting ready to sell - let me know if you are interested. I also have a 140mm Newton Stem. I sold the frame they were on, and switched to Kestrel.
How's the Kestrel Bar compare? (nm)JL
Jun 11, 2002 12:26 PM
much stiffer.....cdale02
Jun 11, 2002 1:55 PM
The thing that I really don't like about the 215 is that it flexes a lot. The Kestrel has a similar shape, but does not flex at all. It also soaks up some road vibration. All in all I like it a lot.

Although.... I like the shape and bend of my ITM Millenium bars the best. They flex a bit too, but I have them on a more of a long distance rig, so I don't mind it.