At Sea Otter Easton has released some new products that we’re excited to see. Wider handlebars from Easton is always a good thing and their focus of wider, stronger, stiffer, lighter is a good thing. In addition to the new handlebars, they’ve also got a new Havoc 35 direct mount stem. Check out the Easton 35 series inside.
Drawing on 20+ years of industry-leading experience, Easton Cycling has introduced its strongest bar and stem combination ever, the Havoc 35. The new line of handlebars and stems achieves a groundbreaking boost in performance thanks in part to an oversized 35mm bar/stem clamp diameter. Havoc 35 handlebars are available in carbon or aluminum (in a variety of colors) and Havoc 35 stems are available in standard or direct mount. The entire line will be available to riders everywhere May 2012.
The Easton 35 series direct mount has a wider clamping stance on the handlebars to give more stiffness and provide better control. In addition the 35 Easton series handlebar and the stems all have 35mm (not 31.8mm) clamp diameters.
Easton Havoc 35 Carbonfiber Handlebar
Havoc 35 series aluminum handlebar (31.5" / 800mm) and their 50mm stem
Havoc 35 carbon bar – $160
Havoc 35 aluminum bar $90;
Havoc 35 direct mount stem $100;
Havoc 35 1 1/8” 50mm stem $100.
Easton Havoc 35 Aluminum and Carbonfiber Handlebars
“This handlebar’s predecessor (the 31.8mm Havoc Carbon) was the lightest and strongest bar on the market,”
said Easton Brand Manager Dain Zaffke. “But the market has been pushing us to go wider. Simply making the
existing bar wider would have compromised strength or weight, so our engineers completely redesigned the
bar around a 35-millimeter bar/stem clamp diameter.”
Havoc 35 DH direct mount stem
Easton is proud to share the results: the Havoc 35 Carbon handlebar is 15-percent stronger in impact testing, 10-percent stronger in fatigue testing, 21-percent stiffer and, if that wasn’t enough, the new bar is 10-percent lighter (compared to its 31.8 predecessor).
Havoc 35 (31.5" / 800mm) Carbonfiber Handlebars
Havoc 35 Series - 50mm stem 31.8mm
Easton Havoc 35 Series - (31.5" / 800mm wide) Aluminum Handlebar
See how the Easton Havoc 35 series compares to other components in weight in our verified weights section.
See more at Easton’s Havoc 35 site