Interbike 2012: Gravity chase Enduro market with Gradient kit

With an eye toward the fast-growing Enduro segment, FSA have used their Carbon Structural Integration technology to bring lighter weight to their Gravity Gradient finishing kit.  The bar, seatpost, and crankset fuse carbon fiber to aluminum in order to balance strength with bash-ability.  The centerpiece of the group is this Gradient MegaEvo crank.  With a 30mm bottom bracket spindle, the MegaEvo comes in at a claimed 845g with a single ring and bash guard.  Hit the jump for bars and a seatpost that add a bit of that carbon magic to parts you shouldn’t be afraid to stack on…

The Gravity Gradient CSI seatpost is a simple 2-bolt design and should have a bit more vibration damping than garden-variety aluminum models.

Both Gravity Gradient CSI bars are 777mm wide with 10 degrees of backsweep and 4 of upsweep. No weight on the Low Rise model, but the standard rise is said to hit 336g.

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Comments

Ripnshread - 10/02/12 - 6:34pm

I’ve broken my share of carbon bars and I have to say the ones with an alloy center had me in the hospital for shorter times. With alloy in the center they bend when the break instead of just shearing off.

farmerjohnscousin - 10/03/12 - 2:10pm

@Ripnshread– “broken my share of carbon bars” — wow! Keep going back to carbon eh? Good for you.

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