Easton Haven 35mm Handlebars, Stem Get Fatter & Wider for Trail Riding
Easton kicked off the 35mm diameter clamp section for mountain bikes with the Havoc group at Crankworx in 2011. Those were DH specific parts, using a direct mount stem and being way overbuilt for “normal” riding.
Now, they’ve introduced the Haven 35 bars and stem, offering High and Low rise options in both Carbon and Alloy. Width for all bars has grown to 750mm. That’s up from 740mm for the current Haven Aluminum 31.8 model (still in the line, for now) and 720mm for the EA/EC70 risers. Height’s are 20mm or 40mm for both materials, and most have black, blue and green color options, a few include red.
All models get a 9º bend and 5º upsweep. Grab more details below…
The Haven 35 Carbon Low Rise comes in at just 188g, only 2g heavier than the narrower EC70. Easton credits the wider center section and materials expertise (plus two years of seeing how it performed as the Havoc) with getting the weights so low even as it’s grown in every direction. They also say it’s tuned for excellent vibration damping and a smooth ride without giving up precision handling.
The Haven 35 Carbon High Rise clocks in at a claimed 205g. Also available with blue graphics.
The Haven 35 Alloy Low Rise has a claimed weight of 270g. That’s 20g less than the 720mm wide EA70 riser! Their Taperwall technology is the secret, which is their proprietary method for changing tube thickness exactly where they want to without creating abrupt butting or stress risers.
The Haven 35 Ally High Rise is 280g and also comes in Black ano.
The new Haven 35 Stem comes in 90, 70, 50 and a very short 40mm. Claimed weight is 138g for the 50mm. Black only, made of CNC machined aluminum.
All items are available now. Carbon bars are $160, alloy bars and the stem are $100.