Gravity Grid bar and stem review

Solid wide bar, short stem combo

Our rating 
3.5 out of 5 star rating 3.5
GBP £130.00 RRP | USD $130.00
Gravity Grid bar and stem

Our review

Super precise cockpit combo for getting brutal – but you'd better have strong arms
Buy if, You want a uncompromising bar and stem combo for taking on the tough stuff
Pros: Stiff, precise and wide enough to deal with anything
Cons: If you're seeking a forgiving-feeling cockpit, this may not be for you
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The Grid bar is a whopping 800mm wide (a 760mm version is also available). But Its laser-etched cut marks make it easy to lop up to 66mm from either side if you fancy fitting through some tighter gaps in the trees.

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Touting eight degrees of backsweep and five degrees of upsweep, it’s a decent shape and feels natural on the trail. It’s only available with a 20mm rise and 35mm clamp diameter though, and at 316g it’s definitely built to take some abuse.

The counterpart Grid stem comes in stubby 35mm and 50mm lengths, with a six-degree rise and 35mm bar clamp. Weighing 167g (for the 50mm variant), it complements the bar’s DH credentials.

On the bike, the Gravity bar and stem combo is pretty stiff, making it feel like you’re running a few more psi than normal in your suspension fork. This translates to a more precise ride – you feel very connected to the front of the bike – but we found it could also cause arm and hand fatigue on extended descents.

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Pricing

  • Bar: £60 / US$60 / AU$ NA
  • Stem: £70 / US$70 / AU$ NA
  • Total: £130 / US$130 / AU$ NA

Product Specifications

Product

Name GRID bar and stem
Brand Gravity

Handlebar Type Low Rise
Handlebar Rise 20
Material 6061 T6 Aluminium