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. James Huang/BikeRadar
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: James Huang/BikeRadar
Easton say the alloy Haven seatpost is the same as their EA70 but with a unique finish