I know that quoting is sometimes frowned upon here, particular in longer messages, so I'll try to get everyone individually here-if I missed your question please feel free to let me have it.
timsterc, you're welcome. As I said, this should be straightforward and without unexpected delay so I am fairly confident in my estimate of delivery. That said, today we found out our shipment of sweaters is delayed because the "made in China" sticker was not as prominently displayed as the fine folks at US Customs would prefer, and a recent handlebar shipment was held as well. It also depends on size and backorders in your size/bend preference-I hope Starnut doesn't kill me if he runs into me at one of the tradeshows as he has been waiting on one of our SLs for quite some time.
Ypsylon, well played.
Max Gravity and tottitotti, the SL and SLC versions with the new bends have already passed internal and external testing and are en route, though they are slowly trickling in and not yet in all size and bend combinations. I haven't had the time lately to check and see what our delivery status is on these, so I'm sorry I can't be more specific as to when we will have good quantities on-hand.
As an aside, the intent was to release each of the new bars simultaneously, but we needed to re-work the tooling for the Contour due to its unique geometry and hence it is a bit behind the other bars.
tottitotti, the main difference between the SLC and the SL (aside from laminates) is that on the SLC, the oversize clamping area extends further along the width of the bar. This, in conjunction with some laminate manipulation, allows us to increase stiffness (I believe it was on the order of 10% stiffer in torsion but do not have numbers on this computer so don't hold me to that figure) and allow the use of clip-on aero bars with the SLC. I realize the aero bars do not seem to be a consideration for you but thought I would mention it in case anyone else was wondering. In terms of stiffness relative to the Deda, I have yet to test it so I cannot shed any light on that. I know that the SLC is the stiffest bar I have tested, including most of the more popular models out there, and the SL was the next-stiffest. I'll see if I can post the data at some point-there was not much of a difference between the stiffer bars, but there is a more significant difference between them and some of the lighter bars on the market, not to mention one of the most discussed bars. The SL actually has a better stiffness-to-weight ratio than the SLC or any other bar I have tested, for those that are concerned with that figure.
At your weight and given your intended usage, the SL would certainly be more than adequate.
I hope that answered everyone's questions.