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"Easton is so confident theyve come up with a winner that theyre offering a 2-year no-questions-asked insurance policy with each wheel set. Thats right, theyre calling it an insurance policy. By no questions asked Easton means that even if you plow your roof-rack-mounted, Haven-Carbon-equipped dream bike into the garage, theyll happily send you another pair"
I'm not sure if these pads are a little thicker then stock Elixr pads, but when I needed to replace my stock pads, these left almost zero clearance. My rotor is true, and I made sure my calipers were fully retracted before I installed these. They weren't so bad that they were holding the wheel, but they added a little drag to my first ride. After my second ride (~15 miles downhill total) , I had worn down enough pad that rubbing was a non- issue. It seems that they were like 1/8th of a mm too thick. Not a big deal, but don't freak out if you are getting a little rub on initial installation.
In terms of braking power, they aren't quite as good as the stock Elixr pads. Take into consideration I'm ~ 200lbs with gear and am running the Elixr 5 in the rear. Still ample braking power, and the price is right.
Lighter weight and more diesel then most aluminum seat posts. Not much else to say. Noticeable vibration dampening coming from an aluminum post. Crunching your carbon seat post via over tightening QR/BB is a thing of the past thanks to Easton's RAD design.
One thing to note: if you care about aesthetics, be sure to clean the internal seat tube prior to installation. The matte carbon finish is easily scratched if used with a dirty seat tube. This doesn't affect the integrity of the post ( Easton mentions that deep gouges can lead to failure), but if you are throwing down $130 for this post, might as well keep it looking good.
Great bars. Coming from an aluminum bar, the vibration dampening is actually very noticeable... I don't have the 'electric arm' feeling anymore after a rough descent. Plenty of room on the bars for lights, computer, ect. These bars also come with a 5 year warranty backed by Easton. They also look great-- smooth matte finish. Pull the trigger if you are on the fence, Easton really stepped it up with the new Haven Carbon series.