Spring 2017 Deity totally revamped their entire product line, from top to bottom. Now with a full lineup of premium products, Deity Components covers all of your controls. They carry more than just handlebars and stems, now with seats, seatposts, grips, and pedals. Here in this review, we are going to be checking out the all new Deity Skyline 787 aluminum handlebars. The Skyline handlebars are geared towards the all mountain and enduro riders out there who are looking for a lightweight durable aluminum handlebar designed for punishment.
Deity's full lineup of handlebar options now includes the Skyline 787 all mountain / enduro / trail handlebar. The Skyline bar uses Deity's Gradient Butting Technology and is heat treated separate from the other models to create the lightest Deity aluminum handlebar in the line.
I immediately cut 3.5mm off each side of the handlebars to give me a 780mm width. Mounted with Deity's Cavity 50mm stem, I'm riding the Skyline handlebars on a Santa Cruz Hightower 29er trail bike. I've ridden these handlebars on the rugged trails in Pisgah National Forest and on the great trail system in the Dupont State Forest, both in Western North Carolina.
The Deity Skyline 787 is everything you could ask for in a handlebar. It's strong, gives you positive feedback on the bike, it's durable, and lightweight. A lot of newer handlebar designs are overbuilt and give you harsh feedback up from the trail. That is not the case with the Skyline bar. Deity knocked it out of the park and truly created a handlebar specifically tuned for the enduro and trail bike.
Max Morgan is 25 years old, and lives in Brevard, North Carolina. Max grew up in Atlanta, Georgia and started racing downhill at the age of 15. He has now been racing professionally for the last 7 years, competing in the U.S. Pro GRT series and UCI World Cup series. Check out Max's rider spotlight here!