DEITY SKYLINE

CLAMP 31.8MM | STOCK WIDTH 787MM | RISE 25MM | UP­SWEEP 5 | BACK SWEEP 9 | MA­TE­RIAL: AL­LOY

Australian Mountain Bike - - Between The Tape -

Al­loy bars are the work horse of the bike world and for good rea­son – they are light and strong and don’t snap! Most im­por­tantly, they do not cost the earth. The down­side of this is that they tend to be a harsh ride and peo­ple in­stinc­tively go to a car­bon bar to take that harsh­ness away, even with their greater cost. As with the manufacturing of bike frames, there are now so many new ways a han­dle­bar com­pany can make al­loy bars. Like car­bon, you can en­gi­neer an al­loy bar to flex or not flex, which­ever way you want. Deity have done this on their Skyline bar us­ing a custom Gra­di­ent But­tered 7075 T73 Al­loy (a big name for big per­for­mance). The Skyline bar re­ally con­firms its place as a work horse han­dle­bar, and like some other al­loy bars we have used, it is very hard to pick it apart from a car­bon bar in terms of rider feel. Al­loy is just so good these days and the Skyline truly re­flects this – backed by a life­time crash re­place­ment pol­icy and also avail­able in seven dif­fer­ent bike match­ing colours, you would be hard pressed to go past it.

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