Dedacciai Strada debuts 810g Ran road frame - Interbike 2012

Efficient geometry and design to save weight

Dedacciai Strada's latest Ran frame puts the company's usual emphasis on sculpted styling on the backburner, in favor of a more engineering-centric design. 

Though perhaps not as curvaceous or striking as other bikes in the range, such as the Temerario and Super Scuro, it's hard to argue with the Ran's claimed 810g frame weight.

Such a single-minded focus on maximizing material efficiency gives the Ran a familiar profile. This includes plenty of round-to-rectangular cross-sections, big chain stays, slim and compact seat stays and a tapered front end – all notably devoid of superfluous sculpting that might lend more style but inevitably add weight.

Along those same lines, Dedacciai Strada has given the Ran a tapered front end but in a slightly smaller 1 1/8in to 1 1/4in dimension that lends a smoother ride than the more common 1 1/2in lower steerer diameter. 

Plus, the oversized bottom bracket is built around the press-fit 30 standard that allows for an ultralight, bare carbon shell. Up top is a slim 27.2mm seatpost that affords a smaller and lighter seat tube but also more comfort out back.

The Ran's slim 27.2mm seatpost

Dedacciai Strada has wisely built the Ran to work with virtually any current drivetrain, with battery mounts for both Shimano Di2 and Campagnolo EPS systems. It also has removable ports for internal wire routing, and bolt-on guides for externally running conventional cables.

Dedacciai Strada will offer the Ran in five sizes when it becomes available toward the latter part of this calendar year. Pricing is estimated at around €2,290 / US$2,600 for the frame, matching 325g all-carbon fork and integrated headset.

James Huang

Technical Editor, US
James started as a roadie in 1990 with his high school team but switched to dirt in 1994 and has enjoyed both ever since. Anything that comes through his hands is bound to be taken apart, and those hands still sometimes smell like fork oil even though he retired from shop life in 2007. He prefers manual over automatic, fizzy over still, and the right way over the easy way.
  • Discipline: Mountain, road, cyclocross
  • Preferred Terrain: Up in the Colorado high-country where the singletrack is still single, the dirt is still brown, and the aspens are in full bloom. Also, those perfect stretches of pavement where the road snakes across the mountainside like an artist's paintbrush.
  • Beer of Choice: Mexican Coke
  • Location: Boulder, Colorado, USA

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