A wide, super stiff bar, but all but the heaviest or hardest if riders might find it harsh
Apr 3 2018
Wide and well shaped
Extremely stiff, to the point of being uncomfortable
you're a big or burly rider and want a super precise bar
Gravity’s Grid bar uses the oversized 35mm bar clamp standard and comes with a full 800mm width. It’s primarily designed for DH and freeride duties, but also for trail riding if you’re after the greater leverage and steering precision a wide bar can offer.
The 5-degree up and 8-degree backsweep numbers are on the money and the Grid shape feels natural, but I ended up rolling the bar slightly more forward than usual to get my personal sweet spot.
On the trails, Gravity’s bar is massively stiff, to the point I found it transmitted every impact and got pretty tiring and harsh and longer descents and rough tracks. This gives a precise, connected feel to the bike, but there’s hardly any give or compliance in the way the bar feeds back what’s happening at the tyre.
The Grid will suit the heaviest and hardest charging shredders, rather than lighter riders or those looking for comfort or a well-damped ride quality because of this and is too solid feeling for me.