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Technical FAQ with Lennard Zinn: Deda Newton mountain-bike stem

  • By Lennard Zinn
  • Published Jun. 6, 2002
  • Updated Oct. 12, 2010 at 7:50 PM EDT

Features: The matte-black Deda Newton is machined from 2024 T6 aluminum. The silver front cap is held on with four titanium bolts, which, like the fork-steerer clamp, accept a 4mm hex key. The Newton comes in 90- and 95-degree angles in lengths of 105, 115 and 125mm. The Deda N’Bar matches it in graphics and quality.

Likes: Like the Newton road stem, this is a strong, superlight stem, and I find it to be adequately stiff.

Dislikes: Not a one.

Other: You have to very careful not to over-torque the small bolts.

The Deda single-bend bars, namely the N’Bar and BarOne, come only inthe relatively short 560mm length.Test dates: October 2001 to May 2002Conditions: Mountain bike riding in Boulder and MoabWeight: 115mm, 95 degrees: 146 gramsPrice: $130Contact: Deda Elementi, Via Leonardo Da Vinci 21/23, 26013 CampagnolaCremasca (CR), Italy; (39) 0373-75 01 29, fax (39) 0373-75 11 05; Web www.dedaelementi.come-mail: dedaelementi@dedaelementi.com

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Lennard Zinn

Lennard Zinn

Our longtime technical writer joined VeloNews in 1987. He is also a framebuilder, a former U.S. National Team rider, and author of many bicycle books, including Zinn and the Art of Mountain Bike Maintenance and Zinn and the Art of Road Bike Maintenance, as well as Zinn and the Art of Triathlon Bikes and Zinn's Cycling Primer: Maintenance Tips and Skill Building for Cyclists. He holds a Bachelor’s degree in physics from Colorado College. Readers can send brief technical questions to Ask LZ.

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