Enigma Build – Set Deda Phazer on Stunning

Deda Phazer Handlebar

Last week the final two components for the Enigma build arrived. I don't know if the Deda Phazer bar takes any inspiration from Star Trek. The spelling of Phazer isn't right, but the enlarged pods at the end of the drops bear more than a passing resemblance to the outrigger engines of the Enterprise. Whatever its origins, this beautiful piece of carbon exhibits classic curves and a graceful sloping transition from its center to the novel 'power egg' shaping behind the hoods. Interested, see thread at Roadbikereview.com

The Phazer comes with its own special mounting hardware (Campagnolo, Shimano and SRAM compatible) because the standard clamps can't slide over the bar ends. The design should be a fitting complement for the modern classic lines of the Enigma Eulogy.

Since the new bars won't give me Warp capability I'll still have to peddle. I'm sticking to my preference for Specialized's high-performance Trail 120 shoes (the subject of an earlier review) and they require SPD pedals. Shimano's A-520s have been solid performers, even if they aren't particularly sexy or light. To add a little more bling, I disassembled a pair and had the pedal bodies powder coated gloss black. Inevitably they'll get scratched up, but they'll look great in the initial pictures. A-520 before on the left, after on the right.

Custom powder-coated Shimano A-520 pedals

The frame is ready, Mark Reilly and I are just working through the final visual details before it ships.


2 Responses to Enigma Build – Set Deda Phazer on Stunning

  1. Do you know who Deda’s usa distribution is for the colorado area.


  2. Rod,

    Send an email to Tom at Deda USA he’ll be able to help you.

    Tom Franges, Director
    Deda Elementi North America Technical Office

    replace hyphens and AT with @