Easton EC90 Attack TT Aero bar£699.99

Premium cockpit

BikeRadar score3/5

Alloy and composite specialists Easton have put all their experience into this striking but ultra-expensive cockpit. The drooping base bar finishes in short flat horns, so taping is essential for reliable grip, but aerodynamics are optimised otherwise, with neat internal routing for brakes and for gears on the extensions.

The shallow S-bend extensions give a good range of hand positions, although some testers were disappointed by the lack of other matching options or sideways adjustment. Once cut to length they plug into a neat and secure collar system, level with the base bar.

Slots in the carbon arm-pad cups allow sideways and angular adjustment and the deep pads are curved enough to be secure on bad surfaces. It’s stiff out of the saddle too, but it’s very expensive for a non-brake integrated bar.

Guy Kesteven

Freelance Writer, UK
Guy started filling his brain with cycle stats and steaming up bike shop windows back in 1980. He worked the other side of those windows from '89 while getting a degree in “describing broken things covered in mud" (archaeology). Dug historical holes in the ground through the early '90s, then became a pro bike tester in '97. Guy has ridden thousands of bikes and even more components the world over since then and can remember them all in vivid, haunting detail. Can't remember where the car keys are, though.
  • Age: 44
  • Height: 180cm / 5' 11"
  • Weight: 68kg / 150lb
  • Waist: 76cm / 30in
  • Chest: 91cm / 36in
  • Discipline: Strict sadomasochist
  • Preferred Terrain: Technical off-piste singletrack and twisted back roads. Up, down, along — so long as it's faster tfhan the last time he did it he's happy.
  • Current Bikes: An ever changing herd of test machines from Tri bikes to fat bikes and everything in between.
  • Dream Bike: His Nicolai Helius AM custom tandem
  • Beer of Choice: Theakston's Old Peculier (not Peculiar)
  • Location: Yorkshire, UK

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