Enhanced control for adventure cyclists.
The Easton EC70 AX meets the demands of adventure and gravel riders desiring a carbon bar with an ergonomic drop shape. It takes design cues from similar bars in cross and gravel segments, but flares all the way out to 16 degrees for greater control across off-road stretches. Easton determined the 16-degree flare along the drops is optimal for balance and stability for adventure riding and gravel grinding—all without compromising access to shifters and brakes.
- Carbon bar for adventure cyclists and gravel riders
- Carbon construction maximizes its strength-to-weight
- 16-degree flare at drops for greater off-road control
- Flared shape doesn't sacrifice access to shifters or brakes
- Q & A
Go Wide! Go Wide
- Familiarity: I've used it several times
I had long resisted carbon drop handlebars. Aluminum bars were and still are plenty light, well-shaped, and affordable. But I was looking for a wider bar with flared drops for my Niner RLT and decided to give the Easton EC70 AX Handlebar a try. Having ridden 44cm center-to-center handlebars, I opted for the 46cm. they are noticeably wider at the tops than the Zipp Service Course bars they replaced, and in the drops they're downright palatial! Flared width of the drops offers great added comfort and control on rough descents and long flats. I fount I liked these bars rotated a bit further back than my usual road bar setup, so that the section from the tops to the hoods is pretty much flat, and the drops almost point to the rear derailleur. Since switching to the carbon bar, I'm noticing reduces fatigue and numbness in my hands by the end of a long ride. I'm glad i switched!