At £250 for this Deity Components bar, stem and grip combo, this colour-coded cockpit setup from Deity certainly isn’t cheap.

Ben has been riding the combination of the new Deity Components Skywire bar, Copperhead stem and Knuckleduster grips all winter to find out if the price tag is reflected by its on-trail performance.

When you first bolt these parts on to your bike you immediately feel a bit more, ‘Factory.’ The sleek carbon design, colour-coded decals and anodised stem combine to give your bike a bit more of a pro look to it. Deity seem to have a strong brand image and everywhere I rode, people seemed stoked on the Deity set up.

This winter I have mostly been riding a Santa Cruz Hightower (review coming soon) complete with Santa Cruz’s own brand carbon bars which I have found very comfortable. They retail for £150 and with a 20mm rise, 800mm width (cut to 770mm) and 240 gram weight they seemed like the perfect comparison for the Deity Skywire.


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