DeFer Strada Disc

Custom modern steel disc frame for stiffness and speed

DeFer Strada Steel Disc


Like UFOs, suddenly out of nowhere all these round silver discs were flying down mountains on road bikes…. Stop!! What brought that on? Well in the move towards wider tyres, mixed surface riding and the need to be maintenance free – disc brakes were a natural progression. Disc brakes also brought in thru axles meaning a stiff and more precise front end. So we knew that with its oversized Dedacciai main tubes the original DeFer was already plenty capable, so we opened up the rear end to take larger tires, added new stainless dropouts, flat mount disc tabs, and a new fork and out popped the DeFer Strada Disc.

DeFer Strada Steel Disc Non Drive

Key Elements.

Modern steel disc frame.
Custom Dedacciai Steel tubeset.
Custom geometry option.
Integrated headset with tapered carbon fork.
Custom CNC drop outs.


You love the ride that steel gives, maybe ride on rough surfaces and in bad weather, you would appreciate wider tires for more comfort and better braking thanks to disc brakes. If that’s the rider you are then this is the bike for you.

The film ‘A day in Hell’ gave you nightmares, you’re not Eddy Merckx but would like a bike for potentially riding bad, rough, wet, dirty surfaces as if you were racing across the exposed wind swept lands of Northern France. If that’s the rider you are then this is the bike for you.


All DeAnima frames are made in our small workshop in the foothills of the Dolomites here in Trento, Northern Italy. To make this frame we went back to our friends at Dedacciai and explained what we wanted to do and they produced the tube-set for us. Tig welded using the finest Dedacciai tubes, this frame is available in both standard and custom geometry. See geometry charts.


Choose a DeFer Strada Disc and then we can start making it for you, it won’t be hanging on the wall waiting for a customer, it will be built with your name on it. Once we have worked with you on the geometry and paint and you are happy, only then we will start to build your frame.

Any DeAnima frame, like a bespoke suit, is made for you and with that in mind it should allow you to express who you are. Let the paint speak. Do you want it subtle and understated or do you want to make a statement and tell everyone who you are? See our paint designs.


Built using Dedacciai Zero Custom tube-set, Tig welded.

Custom CNC stainless steel dropouts.
Front triangle tube diameter TT 31.7mm/ ST 35mm/ DT 44mm.
Tapered full carbon fork.
Front Thru Axle 100mm x 12mm.
Rear Thru Axle 142mm x 12mm.
Flat mount disc brakes.
T47 or BSA bottom bracket.
Seatpost diameter 27.2mm.
External cable routing mechanical or internal electronic.
Internal routing for rear disc brake hose.
Suggested headset: Chris King Inset 7.
Max tyre clearance 700x32mm – larger on request.

Fully integrated cable option available at no extra cost – electronic only.
Deda Elementi DCR integrated headset.

Frame is available in standard or custom geometry.