Easton EC70 Monkeylite DH Carbon CNT bar review

Carbon downhill bars

Our rating 
3.5 out of 5 star rating 3.5
GBP £119.99 RRP | USD $140.00
Easton EC70 Monkeylite DH Carbon CNT Bars

Our review

Incredibly strong and light bars. Some may not like the 40mm rise though
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Weighing just 238g for the full 711mm length, Easton’s Monkeylite DH bars are ultra light, and ultra strong too.

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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.

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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.

Product Specifications

Product

Name EC70 Monkeylite DH Carbon CNT Bars (10)
Brand Easton

Weight (g) 238
Width (mm) 711
Handlebar Rise 40
Handlebar Sweep Available 5 degrees 9 degrees