Weight: 709g (all-in)
Contact: Raleigh 01773 532600
Even without the £5 saving by purchasing the whole bar, stem and grips caboodle, Outland’s D31Eight kit is a fine example of what smart sourcing in the Far East can do.
We liked the Enduro 24 lock-on grips when previously seen, and the stem is also known to us, having been spotted on a plethora of test bikes in various guises. Available in either 50 or 70mm, the four-bolt faceplate mates to a full 680mm bar with six degrees of backsweep.
We could bang on about stiffness and ride quality, but all that’s really needed are the basic facts: it’s a solid, oversize bar/stem combo. Great shape, throw in some lock-ons and at 35 quid and a smidge over 700g all in it won’t break the scales or the bank. Bargain!
MBR RATING: 10/10