Gravity Light handlebar review£65.00

Seriously wide bars

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This new bar from FSA’s hardcore division comes in right on point. The 800mm width gives serious leverage and at that span the nine-degree backsweep brings your hands a long way back and makes the steering even lighter.

Should you wish to slim things down a little, though, cut marks on the ends of the bar make trimming easy.

Smart butting means that even with the fat section carried right through the bends, there’s still a reasonable amount of resilient spring rather than a savagely rigid ride. 

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The Gravity Light bar isn't too much of a brutal experience thanks to smart butting

The six-degree upsweep of the outer sections starts right at the bend though and the rise is tall for a claimed 25mm. 

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Cut marks make it easy to reduce the bar's massive width

That means a distinctively high hand position and a twisted wrist angle that some of our testers found a bit awkward. It’s fairly expensive too.

This article was originally published in Mountain Biking UK magazine, available on Apple Newsstand and Zinio.

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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