FSA Gravity 777 handlebar review£79.95

Expensive but special bar

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The new super-wide Gravity may be expensive but it's outstanding. The larger than average backsweep increases the effective ‘power assist’ of the extra width.

The minimal rise also keeps enough weight on the front wheel to stop understeer, without also stopping you popping the bike up easily off drops. Considering its width and reasonable weight, it’s super stiff too, giving lots of very tight control.

Excellent butting work means it never shatters your wrists even off a big one, making for a very rare comfort and control double-whammy. Rotation marks on top are easy to see and you get 55mm of cut marks.

Although the price is high, this is an outstanding bar for those who don’t trust carbon in true chaos situations.

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
  • Waist: 76cm / 30in
  • Chest: 91cm / 36in
  • 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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