Spy Shot! 2013 Easton EC70 SL Road Handlebar
Mostly hidden by bar tape, this not-in-the-catalog EC70 SL carbon road bike handlebar appears to be a new addition to Easton’s lineup.
Currently, they offer the 240g EC70 Aero as the only carbon option in the 70 series, trumped by the 199g EC90 SLX top of the line bar. We’re guessing this’ll slot in somewhere between the two in weight. More importantly, it should offer a more budget friendly carbon handlebar option for those seeking a traditional shape. Unlike their heavily bent, molded and shaped Aero bar, this one has a very straight, round tube for the top with a bit of ergo shaping in the drops.
Minimal shaping give it a somewhat flat section at the back of the drops. It has a very short reach to the hoods.
Just for fun, here’s the Easton carbon road wheels that George Hincapie was able to finish the stage on despite the gaping hole they suffered during a wreck.