9
Nov
2007

2008 FSA Gravity Light 31.5in Handlebar and Stem

11/9/2007 : sicklines
, 2008 FSA Gravity Light 31.5in Handlebar and Stem

For 2008 FSA has created some upgraded products that are sure to appeal to the gravity hungry. Fabien Barel and other FSA athletes have been running their 800mm Gravity Light Handlebar for awhile now and it’s finally available for the public.

Check out the details inside on this 31.5″ handlebar and their Gravity Light stem.

FSA Gravity Light 800mm 31.8mm Handlebar

, 2008 FSA Gravity Light 31.5in Handlebar and Stem

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FSA has perhaps the longest production bar I’ve seen made for a downhill mountain bike. The weight of the bar isn’t the lightest, but it can’t be at this length. The good thing about bars this long is that you can cut them down to fit your taste. If 800mm isn’t your thing, they also make it in smaller 710mm & 660mm versions that are also lighter as the handlebars don’t need to be reinforced quite as much. The finish on the FSA bar is quite nice and its got some nice laser styling to it.

, 2008 FSA Gravity Light 31.5in Handlebar and Stem

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  • Triple butted and tapered AL7075/T6
  • Full width for DH/FR applications
  • 31.5″ (800mm) wide
  • Shot-peened to increase surface hardness
  • Two-tone anodized with laser logos
  • Sweep: 9° x 4° rise
  • 31.8 x 25mm rise x 800mm width
  • 404g
, 2008 FSA Gravity Light 31.5in Handlebar and Stem

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FSA Gravity Light 50mm 31.8mm Stem

, 2008 FSA Gravity Light 31.5in Handlebar and Stem

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The FSA Gravity Light stem is pretty simple but it is machined a good bit to save weight, while still maintaining a stiff interface. The stem comes in a variety of variations (1.5″ steerer option, 50mm, 60mm, 70mm, and 90mm lengths) and is a good stem combo with the Gravity Light bar.

, 2008 FSA Gravity Light 31.5in Handlebar and Stem

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  • 6 degree
  • 50mm length
  • 100% CNC machined final shape
  • Forged AL2014/T3 oversize body
  • 4-bolt CNC AL2014/T3 front clamp
  • 40mm stack height
  • 156g
, 2008 FSA Gravity Light 31.5in Handlebar and Stem

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The Gravity Light stem is quite nice but I’d have preferred black bolts to match up a little bit better. Additionally the bolts when they’re torqued down with a bar had a small bit of bolt that sticks through the back side of the stem (as seen above). Nothing functionally wrong with it but it could be a little bit cleaner in execution.

, 2008 FSA Gravity Light 31.5in Handlebar and Stem

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You can purchase any of these fine FSA parts at your bike store or if you’re looking to get some online, hit up Chad at RedBarnBicycles for a great price.

[2008 FSA Gravity Light Bar/Stem Gallery] [FSA Gravity Website]

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