Easton Havoc Handlebar $75.00
Confidence from Havoc.
Easton's new Havoc DH Handlebar is going to be a good choice for budget minded gravity riders as it won't break the bank, so you're free to spend precious pennies on the stuff that fails more often (say, on broken chains and bent derailleur hangers). And that it's lighter than most DH bars is a nice treat when you're pulling on the bars to lob the front tire through rock gardens.
One of the best virtues of the Havoc DH Handlebar is its mega, 750mm width. You'll get arm-wrestler sized leverage. This is important for steering through vicious braking bumps at the end of a day of racing. Easton's 7050 aluminum is cold-worked (allowing greater strength retention), and as it's forged, Easton engineers use their proprietary TaperWall system for carefully allocating the alloy. With more material reinforcing the high stress areas, the lower stress areas allowed some flex to keep you from fatigue on long DH runs. TaperWall also lets Easton create one of the lightest-ever bars at this width, without any compromise to durability or performance.
b>Easton's Havoc Handlebar is made of Easton 7050 aluminum. It comes in either a low (20mm) or mid (30mm) rise and features a 9-degree backsweep and 5-degree upsweep. The clamp diameter is 31.8mm. Low rise models of the Havoc Handlebar come in Black, Gray, and Orange; only the Black bar is available in mid-rise.
Reviews & Community
Dem some wide bars
- Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
Love 'em. Definitely upped my control and stability game by going to this wide of bars on my trail bike. Diggin' em. Not the lightest in the world, but not heavy either.
I love the angles on Easton bars, they have just the right amount of backsweep and upsweep. The 750mm width is great and gives you a ton of control and leverage. I run these on both my XC and downhill bike. If you are looking for a set of wider bars these are a great option.
I replaced the stock bars on my Rockhopper with these wide bars. I'm not a tall guy but have pretty broad shoulders and the 540mm wide set just wasn't doing it. Not to mention that with the addition of a Garmin 800 and the Command Post lever for my seat, things were pretty crowded in the cockpt area. These bars cured all issues. I thought I would cut them down a little but like them just the way they are!