Tipping the scales at a scant 99 grams, Gemini’s new Wässat handlebar is defying gravity courtesy of an intricate molding process that results in a low-void carbon construction, touting it as “the world’s lightest XC handlebar”.
Capitalizing on the Spanish brand’s integrated Pröpus handlebar, the Wässat features the same 5° of upsweep and 7° of back sweep, while the 31.8mm clamp area allows owners to use the lightweight stem of their choice.
“We want you to feel the ride, not the weight. After a long time of development and optimization, we are proud to introduce you to the lightest XC handlebar in the world from only 99gr in 740mm,” says Gemini.
The ovalized section of the bar, which Gemini calls its GMN technology, is claimed to add vertical compliance while simultaneously offering horizontal stiffness, resulting in less fatigue-causing vibration and more adroit steering.
If 99 grams isn’t feathery enough, Gemini offers an Ultra-Lightweight version that shaves off even more precious grams, albeit with a rider weight limit of 90kg.
Additionally, since the Wässat is fabricated completely in-house at Gemini’s Barcelona workshop, the handlebar can be made in lengths ranging from 680mm and 800mm, along with different carbon finishes that include unidirectional and 12k weave, as well as a choice of different water-transfer decals and finishes for €219.90.
So, where does the name Wässat come from?
According to Gemini, it’s the name of one of the many stars that make up the constellation Gemini.
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