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New 800-millimeter handlebar is stiffer, stronger and lighter than anything on the market.

Scotts Valley, Calif., April 19, 2012- Drawing on 20+ years of industry-leading experience, Easton Cycling has introduced its strongest bar and stem combination ever, the Havoc 35. The new line of handlebars and stems achieves a groundbreaking boost in performance thanks in part to an oversized 35mm bar/stem clamp diameter. Havoc 35 handlebars are available in carbon or aluminum (in a variety of colors) and Havoc 35 stems are available in standard or direct mount. The entire line will be available to riders everywhere May 2012 with the following weights and pricing: Havoc 35 carbon bar – 220g/ $160; Havoc 35 aluminum bar 300g/ $90; Havoc 35 direct mount stem 110g/ $100; Havoc 35 1 1/8” stem 190g/ $100.

“This handlebar’s predecessor (the 31.8mm Havoc Carbon) was the lightest and strongest bar on the market,” said Easton Brand Manager Dain Zaffke. “But the market has been pushing us to go wider. Simply making the existing bar wider would have compromised strength or weight, so our engineers completely redesigned the bar around a 35-millimeter bar/stem clamp diameter.” Easton is proud to share the results: the Havoc 35 Carbon handlebar is 15-percent stronger in impact testing, 10-percent stronger in fatigue testing, 21-percent stiffer and, if that wasn’t enough, the new bar is 10-percent lighter (compared to its 31.8 predecessor). At 220g, the Havoc 35 is not only the lightest downhill handlebar on the market, it is also the strongest!
In celebration of Havoc 35, Easton is launching a sweepstakes with a prize package valued at $8,500 USD. One lucky winner will score a complete collection of Easton Havoc wheels and components attached to a team issue Kona Entourage freeride bike. But that’s not all, the winner will also score an all-expenses-paid trip to Whistler, Canada, to ride the world-famous bike park during Crankworx and be joined by star rider Graham Agassiz for a day of shredding.

Stay tuned for a full feature on Havoc 35 on Vital MTB!

Easton Havoc 35 Facts

- Handlebar width increases from 750- to 800-millimeters
- Bar/stem clamp diameter increases from 31.8- to 35-millimeters

- 15-percent stronger in drop test
- 10-percent in fatigue testing
- Strongest handlebar in cycling

- 21-percent stiffer than 31.8mm standard

- 10-percent lighter than their 31.8mm counterparts
- Havoc 35 Carbon bar is 220g, making it the lightest DH bar on the market

Havoc 35 Carbon Handlebar
Material: EC90 carbon
Weight: 220g
Width: 800mm
Bend: 9°, 5° upsweep, 20mm rise

Havoc 35 Stem
Material: CNC EA90 aluminum
Weight: 190g
Length: 50mm
Rise: 0°
Steerer: 1 1/8”
Color: Black or Orange anodized

Havoc 35 Aluminum Handlebar
Material: EA90 aluminum
Weight: 300g
Width: 800mm
Bend: 9°, 5° upsweep, 20mm rise
Color: Black, Silver, Orange, Green anodized

Havoc 35 Bolt-On Stem
Material: CNC EA90 aluminum
Weight: 110g
Length: Two positions, 45 or 50mm
Rise: -5mm
Bolt Pattern: Fox 40/ RockShox Boxxer
Color: Black or Orange anodized

About Easton:
Easton Cycling is the leader in composite design, engineering and manufacturing for the bicycle industry. Based in Scotts Valley, California, Easton delivers a range of carbon and aluminum wheelsets and components to manufacturers and consumers. Hallmarks of Easton products include innovative manufacturing techniques, category-leading performance and consistently high value. Easton wheels and components were ridden to victory at the 2011 Tour de France by Cadel Evans and the BMC Racing Team, who Easton continues to sponsor alongside the world’s best athletes in the road, mountain, track, triathlon and cyclo-cross disciplines.

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