The Easton EC70 XC Riser Carbon Mountain Bike Handlebar (Low Rise) is the gold standard for durability and ride feel, the EC70 has been totally redesigned for 2011. Coming in at a full 30mm wider than the previous version and, thanks to a new shape and revised TaperWall butting, is also stronger. The Easton carbon composite used in the new EC70 has been developed after over two decades of refinement and benefits from Easton’s product development for sports as widely varied as baseball, hockey and lacrosse. At just 125-grams the EC70 is the perfect bar for racing and high-performance trail riding.
TaperWall technology infuses the tubing with the unique performance characteristics revered by cycling enthusiasts and world-class athletes alike. Eastons computer-modulated draw benches allow them to create multiple tapers in the same tube, so the tube walls can be reinforced anywhere along their length with incredible precision. The result is jeweler-smooth walls that eliminate the stress points typical of other manufacturer’s tubing. Strength, weight, fatigue life, and responsiveness are all enhanced.
Easton also applies TaperWall technology to out carbon components. This enables them to apply more material to wall surfaces where stiffness is paramount and less material to areas requiring more compliance.
Advantage: Radically enhanced strength and durability and less weight. Lively, responsive ride quality and improved shock absorption.