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Easton Havoc Carbon Handlebar

Average User Rating: (Outstanding)
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Chain Reaction Bicycles Jenson U.S.A. Competitive Cyclist Backcountry

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“Pure Quality”

The Good: Subtle looks, damping, light weight, shape, width

The Bad: Expensive, I guess, but relative to other carbon bars, they're not so bad.

Overall Review:

Love these bars - they're light, the graphics are subtle and not in our face, the shape, width, sweep, everything is just "right". Had them on the DH bike first, liked them so much I got the same setup for my trail bike. One unexpected benefit was the damping - I don't notice any flex in use, but on a holiday after four days uplift riding over rocky terrain, my hands weren't tired/cramped and I had no arm pump. Worth the money for that alone.

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“Vibration Damping where it's needed”

The Good: Light, incredible vibration damping, looks good

The Bad: None really, maybe price but this is handmade so I get the price

Overall Review:

I've ridden carefully chosen carbon bars for years now and when Easton launched their latest Havoc it was a no brainer. Light, strong and incredibly forgiving, sucking up negative energy on the trail. I have the Haven on my trail bike as well with the same positive results. It's one of the few bars I trust after instant failure on a aluminum bar a few years back.

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“Easton hits a homerun with this one”

The Good: Tough, Easton quality, Soaks Vibrations, Good size, Light

The Bad: a bit pricey

Overall Review:

Can't beat these bars if you want the best! I went from an aluminum bar I liked a lot to these and was amazed at the difference 100grams less weight and the vibration damping the carbon bar makes overall. Great measurements at 3/4 inch rise and 750mm wide. Spoil yourself and get one, just be sure to protect them with end caps somehow.

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“Strong and Style”

The Good: Wide, Strong, Lightweight

The Bad: Expensive compared to Non-Carbon

Overall Review:

When comparing the price of these bars to other companies carbon models, these are relatively good price. Also you can find great deals on these bars because the latest 35mm bar is Easton's new flagship handlebar.  I picked these up at Sea Otter in April of 2012, they've worked great on my XC bike.  Really strong and are very lightweight especially when combined with Easton Havoc stem.

One thing to note, not sure if other carbon bars are this way.  But I've had trouble putting bar end plugs into the ends of the bars.  I'm currently using ODI Lock-ons to clamp the ends of the bars.  But ya, when I've tried to put in several models of ODI plugs they are too big, Easton must have their own brand or something.

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Vital MTB Retail Partners:
Chain Reaction Bicycles Jenson U.S.A. Competitive Cyclist Backcountry

Specifications

Riding Type Trail, Freeride, Downhill, Dirt Jump / Urban
Material Carbon
Clamp Size 31.8mm
Width 750mm
Rise 20mm
Upsweep
Backsweep
Colors Black
Weight

0 lb 8.3 oz (235 g)

Miscellaneous Lighter than most All Mountain bars currently on the market // Taper wall technology
Price $160.00
More Info Easton website
Vital MTB Retail Partners:
Chain Reaction Bicycles Jenson U.S.A. Competitive Cyclist Backcountry