Deity Holeshot 35 Handlebars Review

Deity Components is pushing hard to get their new line to be known as a high end race product, and with the ability to buy a color coordinated kit, they are quickly becoming the go to bar, stem, pedal, grip, seat, and post combo for everyone's new bike build. Here in this review, Logan Mulally is riding the all new Deity Holeshot 35 handlebars on his Morpheus Conspiracy downhill bike. Logan has years and years of experience racing his downhill bike at a professional level along with working as a World Cup downhill mechanic that gives a unique perspective to testing different components. Logan is one of the most talented riders out there and will certainly be pushing the Holeshot handlebars to the limit. Check it out!

 Deity Holeshot 35 Handlebars Review - Worldwide Cyclery

Handlebar Specifications

  • Downhill Specific Handlebar
  • 7075 T73 gradient-butted aluminum
  • 825mm uncut width
  • 9 degree backsweep, 5 degree upsweet
  • 35mm clamp diameter 
  • Features measured cut marks and center alignment detail
  • Available in 7 different color options
  • Available in either 15mm, 25mm, or 38mm rise (25mm rise tested)
  • Weight: 327 grams. One of the widest handlebars on the market.

One of my favorite new additions to their line is the Holeshot bar. The Holeshot uses a 35mm bore which makes for a bar that is strong enough to run 825mm width(which is stock) and maintains a perfect balance of strength and flex to help prevent your forearms from  pumping up. Coming in 15mm, 25mm, and 35mm rise options, there are plenty of options for any bike and any riding style. They have a fairly standard bend of 9° backsweep and 5° upsweep which feels natural first ride. They also come in tons of colors to perfectly match your fresh build.

Deity Holeshot 35 Handbars Review - Worldwide Cyclery

Riding and Performance

I have my red Holeshot 25mm rise bar cut down to 780, which was super easy thanks to the cut mark lines that come painted on the bar. I am about 6 feet tall and shoulders pretty narrow so the 825 was a bit wide for me.

The graphic on the front of the bar really helps bring the whole bike together while still being simple and maintaining that clean race style. I have had these bars on here since February racing all spring and summer and they still look nearly brand new.

Deity Holeshot 35 Handlebars Review - Worldwide Cyclery

Deity Holeshot 35 Handlebars Review - Worldwide Cyclery


  • Never worried about strength.
  • Simple graphic that adds some color.
  • Lots of color choices.
  • Easy to center and cut down with measurements painted on the bar.


  • When cut down, it is still a bit stiff for racing applications.
  • 35mm bore is still not as common as 31.8mm so you'll probably need a new stem too.
  • Not as light as carbon competition.

What's The Bottom Line?

When I put these bars on my bike I felt comfortable right away with the bend and rise. They tie my bike together very well with the red graphic and they have held up better than any bar I've used before during my season of racing.

Deity Holeshot Handlebars

About Me

Logan Mulally is from Reading, Pennsylvania and loves to ride his bike. You can find Logan running downhill laps at his local mountain, winning professional downhill races, or riding some big ol dirt jumps! Logan now manages our Worldwide Cyclery operation in Lancaster, Pennsylvania as a doer of all things!
Instagram: @loganmulally

October 29, 2017

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