Easton add bars, stems and seatposts to Haven line

More gear for the all-mountain market from Sea Otter

Easton showed at Sea Otter a new collection of Haven handlebars, stems and seatposts to go along with the all-mountain alloy and carbon wheelsets they had released previously. 

The new Haven bar will be offered in both alloy and carbon versions, both with the same 711mm width, 9-degree backsweep, and 20mm rise. The Haven Carbon bar is cross-country light at just 170g but fairly reasonably priced, too, at US$150.

Easton's precision TaperWall butting and shaping technology keeps the aluminium version at a still-impressive 265g and surprisingly attainable $80 cost, plus there will be two colour options.

Also coming soon is a matching forged and machined aluminium stem with a large 40mm-diameter extension and wide handlebar clamp to resist torsional flex – a key feature when using wide bars.

The handlebar clamp area will also feature Easton's Top-Lock faceplate design and DST shaping for reduced point stress and better bar durability. Easton will offer the Haven stem in 55, 70, 85, and 100mm lengths, all with a zero-degree rise. Weights range from 138-160g and suggested retail price is $100.

The new easton haven alloy stem uses a large-diameter extension and wide handlebar clamp to squelch torsional flex.: the new easton haven alloy stem uses a large-diameter extension and wide handlebar clamp to squelch torsional flex.
The new easton haven alloy stem uses a large-diameter extension and wide handlebar clamp to squelch torsional flex.: the new easton haven alloy stem uses a large-diameter extension and wide handlebar clamp to squelch torsional flex.

The new Easton Haven alloy stem uses a large-diameter extension and wide handlebar clamp to squelch torsional flex

Rounding out the Haven mini-group are aluminium and carbon fibre seatposts. The 270g alloy Haven post is identical to Easton's standard EA70 model but with a different finish, while the 240g carbon one boasts a specific layup schedule and thicker walls relative to its EC70 cousin to better withstand hardcore trail use. 

Easton will make both available in 27.2, 30.9 and 31.6mm diameters, all with a 400mm length and 0mm offset. As with the rest of the Haven components, pricing is fairly reasonable at $90 for the alloy post and $130 for the carbon one.

Easton say the alloy haven seatpost is the same as their standard ea70 but with a unique finish:
Easton say the alloy haven seatpost is the same as their standard ea70 but with a unique finish:

Easton say the alloy Haven seatpost is the same as their EA70 but with a unique finish

James Huang

Former Technical Editor, US
James was BikeRadar's US tech editor from 2007-2015.
  • Discipline: Mountain, road, cyclocross
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  • Location: Boulder, CO, USA

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