6 Apr 2020
Pinkbike Product Review: Gradient Carbon 35 Riser Bars & Stem
"Gradient is FSA’s Trail / Enduro line which was introduced in 2013. The FSA Gradient alloy stem is 3D forged and then CNC machined, has a four-bolt aluminium faceplate and comes in either 35 or 50mm."
"The new FSA Gradient handlebar is the brand's first carbon bar that comes in 35mm and is on the less expensive side for a carbon bar. It weighs in at a respectable 250g for its full 800mm width, has a comfortable 8° back sweep and 5° upsweep and is available in a 20mm or 30mm rise option. There area where the stem clamps the bar a reinforced for extra strength and textured for anti-slip. The Gradient handlebar is also available with a 31.8mm clamp in either a 20 or 30mm rise option."
"The bar and stem might not come in a rainbow of colours like a Deity, Chromag or Race Face bar, but the silver and black graphics are understated and the combo is classy and should match most bikes."
FSA Gradient Carbon 35 Riser Bars:
• Carbon composite construction
• Ø35mm clamp
• 20mm or 30mm rise
• 8° back sweep x 5° upsweep
• 250g (800mm width)
FSA Gradient 35 Stem:
• 4 bolt AL2014 faceplate
• Ø35mm handlebar clamp
• CNC Faceplate + Chromoly bolts
• 40mm fork clamp stack height
• 123 grams (L35mm); 157 grams (L50mm)
- Sarah Moore (Pinkbike)