Deda Parabolica Due Clip-on bars£66.99

Lightweight clip-ons

BikeRadar score4/5

This clip-on set from Italian frame and tubing specialists Dedacciai is well-priced and classy-looking if you want a semi-raised aero position. While the upward S-bent extensions sit above the bar line, the alloy plates with thin pads mean height isn’t too tall, and we easily managed to find a neutral position by swapping some steerer spacers.

There are no fewer than 12 potential positions from the two-bolt fixing arrangement, and all our testers managed to get comfortable. The smooth cold-forged clamps have rounded edges that won’t damage carbon base bars, and a classier look than most budget bars. The S-bend extensions are laser etched for easy symmetrical trimming too. Weight is low for the money, making these very attractive entry-level bars.

Guy Kesteven

Freelance Writer, UK
Guy started filling his brain with cycle stats and steaming up bike shop windows back in 1980. He worked the other side of those windows from '89 while getting a degree in “describing broken things covered in mud" (archaeology). Dug historical holes in the ground through the early '90s, then became a pro bike tester in '97. Guy has ridden thousands of bikes and even more components the world over since then and can remember them all in vivid, haunting detail. Can't remember where the car keys are, though.
  • Age: 44
  • Height: 180cm / 5' 11"
  • Weight: 68kg / 150lb
  • Chest: 91cm / 36in
  • Waist: 76cm / 30in
  • Discipline: Strict sadomasochist
  • Preferred Terrain: Technical off-piste singletrack and twisted back roads. Up, down, along — so long as it's faster tfhan the last time he did it he's happy.
  • Current Bikes: An ever changing herd of test machines from Tri bikes to fat bikes and everything in between.
  • Dream Bike: His Nicolai Helius AM custom tandem
  • Beer of Choice: Theakston's Old Peculier (not Peculiar)
  • Location: Yorkshire, UK

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