FSA Gravity Light chainset review

Downhill crankset with bashring included

Our rating 
2.5 out of 5 star rating 2.5
GBP £249.95 RRP
FSA Gravity Light chainset

Our review

Relatively light for a gravity chainset, but not as strong as you'd hope
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This chunky unit from FSA’s downhill division has been around for a while but we’ve found it’s not as strong as its weight might suggest.


The hollow aluminium arms and spider are forged in one piece, the steel axle is matched with steel pedal inserts, and there’s a thick polycarbonate bashring included.

There’s a spacer ring for the inner chainring, and long upshift bulges with steel ‘helper’ pins move the chain up reasonably easily, if not as smoothly as on Shimano rings. FSA bottom brackets are good though, and the crankset comes in standard and BB30 versions.


While it’s still relatively ‘light’ in ‘gravity’ terms, we’ve had a few reports and experience of it bending more easily than other downhill-orientated setups, at which point the weight looks high.

Product Specifications


Name Gravity Light chainset (14)
Brand FSA

Description Chainrings 36/24t : Options 24mm/BB30, 68-73/83mm : 1x DH/2x+bash, ice grey/black
Weight (g) 979