Easton EC70 Monkeylite DH Carbon CNT bar review

Carbon downhill bars

BikeRadar score3.5/5

Weighing just 238g for the full 711mm length, Easton’s Monkeylite DH bars are ultra light, and ultra strong too.

They exceed the breaking force of regular carbon handlebars, cleaning up over aluminium and titanium, and are tested to a 3,300lb drop force. The price may be steep, but the five-year warranty shows faith in the quality of the product.

We’ve been running the older versions of these bars for many years on a selection of bikes and haven’t ever had a problem, even with some frighteningly deep scars. The high 40mm rise may put some of you off, but the nine-degree backsweep and five-degree upsweep feel great.

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