FSA Energy New Ergo bar/Energy stem - in brief review£209.90

Mid-price road cockpit

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FSA’s Energy range is their ‘affordable’ performance line. They do offer cheaper budget options, but Energy is where you start to see some of the knowhow that makes FSA one of the best bar and stem brands.

The Energy bar has the same super-comfortable dimensions as the excellent K-Force, but in alloy and at a fraction of the price. The classy polished finish flows into a shot-peened texture under the tape, with bold, sharp graphics adding a little class too. 

Similarly, the stem mixes both gloss and matt for a touch of class and quality titanium hardware is a bonus. The feel is stiff but not harsh, with good buzz resistance, and the weight is good for the price. In terms of finish quality, there’s little that can touch it whatever the cost.

This article was originally published in Cycling Plus magazine, available on Apple Newsstand and Zinio.

Warren Rossiter

Senior Technical Editor
Approaching two decades of testing bikes, Warren can be found on a daily basis riding and exploring the road and off roads of Wiltshire's Salisbury Plain in the UK. That's when he's not travelling the world to test the latest kit, components and bikes.
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