Easton EC70 XC Handlebar $100.00
XC racers have long used flat bars to give them a more aggressive riding position. This position, which requires a low front end, provides more leverage for steep climbs. The Easton EC70 XC Handlebar puts the XC racer in this optimal climbing position while keeping the overall weight lower than a riser bar. Easton has also widened the EC70 to 720mm while maintaining a weight of just 125 grams.
The main benefit of the EC70 Carbon Handlebar has to do with the material. Nothing damps vibration as well as carbon, and no manufacturer is more experienced with the stuff than Easton. They've been working with carbon fiber for two decades. Here they use TaperWall shaping to pare away all extraneous material and to keep the bar as light as possible, all while reinforcing high stress joints.
The Easton EC70 Handlebar is made with Easton's EC70 Carbon and is available in Matte Carbon.