Nine years ago when Gravity was started as an offshoot of FSA, Enduro wasn’t even really a “thing.” After starting with the original 777 bar, Gravity grew to become a performance brand focused on longer travel bikes that also offered a tremendous amount of value. As mountain biking has changed Gravity has also evolved up until the most recent addition to mountain biking – enduro.
Now, with both Mountain biking and Gravity at a crossroads, the later is introducing a new group that is sure to find a home on the mountain. Thanks to a bit of rebranding and the drop of the yellow highlights in the graphics, the Gravity Grid line is now a stealthier option that will look good on any mountain bike. In addition to aftermarket sales, you’ll also find a number of Grid components as OEM equipment in the near future.
Still under the FSA roof, Gravity is relaunching with a smart, affordable new group that starts with all new 35mm handlebars…
Citing the desire to offer bars that are completely up to date on spec but still attainable by the average consumer, the 35mm bars are aluminum only. Available in 760 or 800mm widths, each bar has an 8 degree backsweep and 5 degree upsweep.
The bars will be paired with a matching 35mm diameter stem in both 35 and 50mm lengths. Designed with zero top gap on the face plate, the bottom of the stem provides the gap between the two halves for aesthetics. The double butted and tapered bars will sell for $59 and the stem adds another $69.
If you’re interested in Gravity’s parts, then chances are good you’re also interested in chain guides. Gravity is adding to the selection process with their new Grid chain guide which is based around a CNC machined back plate for proper stiffness and chain retention. The guide uses a modular design with replaceable parts in case any of them get damaged, and uses a clever quick release system for both the upper and lower guides which will make installing or removing your crank, chainring, or chain quite a bit easier. Offered only in ISCG 05, the guide will sell for $109 and has a claimed weight of 160g.
Continuing the line is the new Grid Mega EXO crankset which will be available in 1x or 2x configurations. In the single ring set up, the crank includes the FSA Megatooth ring which uses longer, asymmetrical narrow wide teeth for chain retention and continued chain retention as the ring wears. The crankset looks to have a removable spider, but FSA says the spider is installed at the factory and is not removable by the consumer. The good news is that one crank will do both 1x and 2x combinations giving you some options down the road. With a claimed weight of 759g for the arms, ring, and BB in 1x mode, the crankset will sell for $249 for the arms, BB, and chainring while additional chainrings will start at $39.
Finally, the Grid whilst brings hookless technology to the world of aluminum rims with a 27/31mm internal/external wide rim. Developed to create a sturdy rim wall that is still light, the Grid wheels are intended to survive multiple harsh impacts without breaking. Wheel smashers are welcome. Tubeless ready with the included tubeless tape and valves, the rims use a 4mm offset rim bed and standard j-bend spokes and alloy nipples for a durable, stiff, and still attainable wheelset.
Sold with SRAM XD or Shimano free hubs and 15×100 and 12×142 hubs, the Grid wheels will run $599 in 27.5 or 29″ and 1850 or 1980g. All of the Grid line is available now with the exception of the wheels which will hit store shelves this June.