Easton Monkey Lite SL bar review£109.99

Super light but costly bars

BikeRadar score4.5/5

Easton can be credited with single handedly restoring faith in carbon fibre bars after serious problems with first generation pipes from others. Now they're pushing composite technology even further with CNT micro particles to increase strength.

Despite being one of the lightest bars available the centre section is totally immovable with just enough give in the tips to stop it mushing your wrists on Marathon events. The carbon also helps damp high frequency vibration. A very gradual taper means less control room than the FSAs, but the slight upwards sweep towards the tips felt more natural to most testers.

Reinforced stem and brake lever clamping zones sit under the raw constructional outer layer to add further strength but all the tech means a three figure price tag.

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