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Dec
2007

2008 FSA Gravity Wheelset

12/3/2007 : sicklines
, 2008 FSA Gravity Wheelset

New this year, FSA has their Gravity wheelset. Look out for their Gravity Light wheelset coming out soon as well. The FSA Gravity wheelset features direct pull spokes in an attempt at making a stronger and more reliable wheel by avoiding using the typical j-bend spoke. Check out the details inside.

, 2008 FSA Gravity Wheelset

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The disc only wheelset shown here is the 20mm / 135mm setup. The rear is a quick release but you can purchase a 10mm/12mm conversion.

  • 6061/T6 sleeve-jointed rim with stainless eyelets.
, 2008 FSA Gravity Wheelset

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  • Direct pull hubs with cartridge bearings, steel freehub, and ISO rotor mounting
, 2008 FSA Gravity Wheelset

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, 2008 FSA Gravity Wheelset

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  • Brass nipples (silver) and 14ga. black spokes
  • Rims – black anodized and color graphics
  • Hubs – CNC anodized black with laser logos
  • Spokes – Black straight pull.
  • Front – 110x20mm TA
  • Rear – 135mm QR or 150x12mm TA (10mm and 12mm thru axle kit available separately)
  • Rim: 32mm wide outer diameter, 26mm inner diameter, 12mm deep
  • Spoke count: 32
  • $589 for 135mm wheelset, $599 for 150mm wheelset
  • 1377g rear wheel
, 2008 FSA Gravity Wheelset

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, 2008 FSA Gravity Wheelset

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The FSA Gravity wheelset isn’t the cheapest wheelset out there but does provide benefits over a conventional wheelset. The engagement on the hubs could be a bit more (20pt). The rims aren’t welded together like more expensive rims but are sleeve-jointed and have held up fine. The straight pull spokes eliminate the bend in conventional spokes and this isn’t a cheap thing to provide. Replacing straight pull spokes is a bit easier than standard spokes, but sourcing them could be a bit harder in a pinch. The wheels are solid and can take a beating whether you’re using them for street, park, freeride, urban, or downhill.

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.

[FSA Gravity Wheelset Gallery] [Gravity Website]

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