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Deda Clip-one aero bars ?(3 posts)

Deda Clip-one aero bars ?PatM
Jul 2, 2002 9:37 AM
Anyone have these ? I saw them at excel and thought they might work out for people with limited real-estate - they have only one clamp, I already have a light and computer taking up most of the space for dual clamps.
Thinking of picking up a pair for longer rides, any good or bad feedback ?
re: Deda Clip-one aero bars ?PdxMark
Jul 2, 2002 10:10 AM
I got one and will be installing and trying it soon. Will post my feedback.
re: Deda Clip-one aero bars ?Sapdog
Jul 3, 2002 8:11 AM
I bought them this spring from sdeals.com (no longer in e-commerce) for about $70. I too like the minimalism - unlike other aerobars I've seen, the Deda doesn't look like you've installed a luggage rack on top of your handlebars.

The one clamp design, though space saving, gave me problems. If I hit a decent-sized bump, or pulled on them hard for leverage, the bars would often move up and down. I'd then have to crank down on the bolts. It's noteworthy that the width of the clamp attached to the handlebar width is only about half an inch.

I haven't used them in a while, primarily to train for and do time trials. I also yank on them pretty hard. I believe some pro teams use them, and undoubtedly they have some solution to the play I'm experiencing. The next time I put them on I'll try some sort of adhesive b/w the clamp and handlebar, and maybe that'll do the trick.

You may not experience the same problems if you use them primarily for comfort and touring. I still like them and will continue to use them. Hope this helps.