Easton debuts new 35mm bar standard

  • By Caley Fretz
  • Published Apr. 19, 2012
  • Updated Oct. 11, 2012 at 4:51 PM EDT

Easton says they’ve developed the “strongest bar and stem combination ever” with their new Havoc line, which introduces a new 35mm clamp diameter standard. Deda currently has a 35mm standard road bar and stem, but Easton is the first to take the bigger size onto the dirt.

The move towards wider bars pushed Easton towards the new standard. “Simply making the existing bar wider would have compromised strength and weight, ” said Easton brand manager Dain Zaffke. “So our engineers completely redesigned the bar around a 35mm bar/stem clamp diameter.”

Width has been increased to 750-800mm, and the Havoc 35 Carbon bar is a claimed 15% stronger in impact testing, 10% stronger in fatigue testing, 21% stiffer and 10% lighter. It comes in at a claimed 220 grams, making it one of the lightest downhill bars 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

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Caley Fretz

Caley Fretz

Tech Editor Caley Fretz came on board with VN in September 2010, and now splits his year between Boulder, Colorado and Annecy, France. Beyond his journalistic pursuits, he is a category 1 road, 'cross and track racer. He also holds a pro XC mountain bike license, though unlicensed racing is now more his style.

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