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Video: Eurobike faves – Dedacciai Temerario frameset

Carbon monocoque meets titanium superbike…A daredevil design from Dedacciai

Most people in the UK think of Dedaccia as a maker of high quality handlebars, stems and tubesets, but the Italian company also makes frames and bikes – you can even get them from a couple of outlets in Britain. We'd really like to see more of them - there was loads of interesting stuff on their stand but nothing quite as attention grabbing as this frame the Temerario 2011 we're pretty sure it's been around for a couple of years now, the Dedaccia catalogue says it's a complete re-design for 2011 in fact we say the 2010 version last year, but either way it's a radical treat worth sharing.

 

The deal here is building a super-laterally stiff bike that is also super-straigh "eliminating energy waste from miss-alignment of the wheel rotational axes under stress and centrifugal forces, thus guaranteeing more precise, efficent tracking" according to the technical blurbl. And If there was one bike at the show we all agreed we'd like to ride – just to find out what it was like, this was it. You see plenty of bikes that are a mish-mash ot technologies (we've got a classic coming up) but some serious thought from a serious company has gone in to fusing together this titanium/carbon beaut.

Dedaccia have reversed the usual thinking when it comes to making bikes of this type - insted of the stays being made out of high modulus carbon (the highest there is reckon Dedaccia) and the main triangle titanium, this frame has titanium seatstays plugging in to a beefy box section monocoque and we're guessing is as much about showing Deda's mastery of both materials and their manufacturing prowess in combining then. There is also a full carbon version that pretty much shares the same design, the Super Scuro.

Aside from that there are lots of other interesting design details too all coming together to make a bike that really looks like it means business. The Temarario is available in four sizes: S, M, L, and XL with a claimed weight for the medium of 1050g, the fork weighs a further 330g. Oh yes, and temarario means daredevil in Italian - how very appropriate.

Tony has been editing cycling magazines and websites since 1997 starting out as production editor and then deputy editor of Total Bike, acting editor of Total Mountain Bike and then seven years as editor of Cycling Plus. He launched his first cycling website - the Cycling Plus Forum at the turn of the century. In 2006 he left C+ to head up the launch team for Bike Radar which he edited until 2008, when he co-launched the multi-award winning road.cc - which he continues to edit today. His favourite ride is his ‘commute’ - which he does most days inc weekends and he’s been cycle-commuting since 1994. His favourite bikes are titanium and have disc brakes.

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