DEDACCIAI ATLETA FACTORY COMPLETE ROAD BIKE
Dedacciai Atleta Frameset, size M, 56
Groupset Shimano 105
Bar Deda Elementi, Zero2
Stem Deda Elementi, SuperZero
Saddle Selle Italia
Wheelset Shimano RS
Tyres Schwalbe Lugano
Dedacciai's Answer to the Aero bikes packs a punch. This is a gutsy performer which proves an unusual feat - fast on the flats but also stable on the descents and a strong performer on the hills. A super stiff frame for those demanding the most from their bikes the Atleta is ready to ride in the bunch or to race.
Dedacciai are renowned for making tubing and framesets for Cycling greats. Itsno surprise they surpass expectation on the road with their own range. The brand quietly manufactures high performing bikes with an exclusive ability to custom paint through Chainsmith.
The Atleta is celebrated as both light and fast. But you needn't just take our word for it, ...
A testimonial by Cycling Weekly, "We were expecting a fast ride and we weren’t disappointed. The Atleta feels as you would expect it to when blasting along flat roads: quick. A taut and compact rear triangle aids the feeling of directness when pedaling hard and the front end feels rigid and responsive. Thankfully, this does not translate into harshness, it was a pleasant surprise to find the Atleta didn’t bump and rattle over rougher roads. This certainly helped on longer rides, which were completed without any sense of fatigue.
Another aspect that surprised us slightly was the Atleta’s ability uphill. On short, out-of-the-saddle ascents the bike felt right at home and the relatively high gearing didn’t feel like hard work until we hit the local 20 per center at the end of a ride. Downhill, the bike is very sure-footed. The short wheelbase, tyres and direct steering gelled well together to inspire confidence when descending."
"Dedacciai's Atleta is a fast and uncompromising frameset that's light and quick. If you're happy with the aggressive position and the firm ride then you'll enjoy racing it, and racing, especially crits, is probably what it's best suited for."