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Easton EC70 XC Carbon Riser Bar 2013

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Easton EC70 XC Carbon Riser Bar 2013

Easton EC70 XC Carbon Riser Bar 2013

Easton’s EC70 XC carbon bar is the ideal bar for hardcore trail riders. Made from Easton’s tried and true carbon fiber composite, the EC70 XC is remarkably light, yet durable enough to handle the abuse of true all mountain riding. The EC70 XC features a unidirectional carbon fiber finish and pre-drawn cut lines, for dialing in you bar size just right.

2013 Easton EC70 XC Carbon Riser Bar Features

  • Easton EC70 unidirectional carbon construction
  • 9 degree bend, 5 degree upsweep
  • Lo Rise: 20mm Hi Rise: 40mm
  • Pre-drawn cut lines
  • 685mm bar width
  • Weight: 154g
4.7 / 5.0
11 Reviews
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Light and stiff, maybe a bit brittle
I bought this bar (the 2012 version) last year for my ASR-5 as a weight saver. Since then, I have ridden it in the foothills of Denver, Crested Butte backcountry and downhill, Moab sand and drops, Leavenworth poach trails, and a muddy enduro race outside of Seattle. I went through 3 sets of grips, 4 sets of tires, and a couple busted chainrings and cable housings. I rode the bike hard, and that is something to take into account when reading this review.

The EC70 carbon bar is light. I copped the 650mm (a bit narrow, I know) paired to a 90mm Thomson Elite stem and the thing feels like a feather. On top of that, the stiffness is unparalleled in anything I have ridden. When comparing to aluminum bars and one carbon bar I got many years ago, there is a noticeable difference in torsional strength and all my steering inputs felt direct. This isn't too much to ask for with today's carbon bars, so lets get to the important part: durability.

Easton did a good job making a bar that can handle all the impacts of modern freeride without sacrificing weight, and wear and tear were kept to a minimum. The bar is prone to scratching, especially with lock-on grips that carry a certain amount of dirt and grime inside the lock rings, but this seemed to be mostly an aesthetic issue with the semi-matte finish lending itself more to scratching than I imagine the physical resin could.

My only complaint comes when using pin-style lock-on grips. Despite the protective metal sheath, I still managed to produce stress cracks at the locking points over time, even though they were tightened to torque spec. I have since switched to ODI clamp-style lock-ons, but the damage was done and I fear the structural integrity could be compromised.

All-in-all, its a wonderful bar but you have to remember carbon can be fragile in certain situations.

PROS: Lightweight, Good Workmanship, Stiff

CONS: Brittle, Prone To Stress Cracks

BEST USES: Am, Mountain Biking, XC
March 18, 2013
Location:
Tacoma, WA
Prefect product
Great product

PROS: Attractive Design, Easy To Install, Lightweight, Durable
August 1, 2013
Location:
Miami, FL
Feel great
Great bars for an affordable price. Love the feel and length is perfect for me. I love how the carbon softens the blows from hitting obstacles and they really are strong.

PROS: Lightweight, Durable, Easy To Install

BEST USES: Road Biking, Mountain Biking, Racing, Casual Riding
September 8, 2013
Location:
Fontana, CA
Great deal
Great, lightweight, inexpensive carbon bar for my all-mountain riding.

PROS: Lightweight, Attractive Design
July 28, 2013
Location:
Bay Area, CA
Awesome Value!
I have had this handlebar for over a year and it immediately felt right, right out of the box. Super light and well built. No complaints.

PROS: Attractive Design, Durable, Easy To Install, Lightweight

CONS: NONE

BEST USES: Upgrade, Racing, Mountain Biking
July 31, 2014
Location:
FL
Great lightweight bar
I put this on my trance x. Perfect match. Dropped a bit of weight and the width is perfect for east coast trail riding / rough xc. Great price from jenson

PROS: Durable, Attractive Design, Lightweight, Easy To Install
November 20, 2013
Location:
NC
Great Price
easy to install

PROS: Lightweight, Easy To Install, Price
July 22, 2013
Location:
Oakland, MI
great
Wanted a wider bar, got a much lighter one too.

PROS: Easy To Install, Lightweight, Attractive Design, Durable

BEST USES: Mountain Biking, Upgrade
October 25, 2013
Location:
Asheville, NC
Great Bang For The Buck!
Since I'm mostly a cross country rider, I've decided to go with carbon bars to reduce the amount of high frequency vibrations through the bars. It makes a big difference on real long rides.

PROS: Easy To Install, Durable, Lightweight

CONS: None so far

BEST USES: Mountain Biking, Casual Riding, Racing, Upgrade
November 10, 2013
Location:
Collegeville, PA
Great bar, great price
Great bars. Super easy to install and work great. Very light and stiff and are awesome for soaking up the bumps that the fork misses. Overall I have way more control over my bike and its handling.

PROS: Attractive Design, Easy To Install, Durable, Lightweight
October 31, 2013
Location:
Phoenix, AZ

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