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thewalrus 10-05-05 06:26 PM

Easton EC90 carbon track bar photo
 
Easton says it's 300 grams lighter, and stiffer than the same size of steel track bar...

I see one online for $389 US, or 180 british pounds. That's some money for a bar, comparing with road, it's priced up there with Cinelli and Kuota integrated stem-bar combos.

Has anyone tried one of these?

http://i10.photobucket.com/albums/a1...ackbar8979.jpg

11.4 10-06-05 08:51 AM

Yes. My sponsor got one in a fit of madness, couldn't sell it, and then offered it to me to try out. It's the same shape as a B123, it's actually stiffer (if you can imagine that), and it's about half the weight. Easton warranties it for life, I believe -- certainly it put up with a couple keirin crashes without hassle. It's very beefy and tough. The only issue with these bars (other than the humongous price) is the 31.8 mm clamp dimension -- if you ride a Look 496, you are dependent on one of very few prototype stems that Easton made to fit that particular bike with its nontraditional stem mounting.

teadoggg 10-07-05 12:03 AM

Drool... Man, I'd love to have one of those.

CafeRacer 10-09-05 10:31 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by 11.4
-- if you ride a Look 496, you are dependent on one of very few prototype stems that Easton made to fit that particular bike with its nontraditional stem mounting.

Remind me when I can afford one of those bikes in 10 years to spend the extra $400 and buy that bar instead of using my trusty and crusty Nitto steel one that will prolly out last me :)

Woofer 10-11-05 10:06 PM

I have one, it was a gift. My bike weighs twenty pounds with it installed. Don't really notice a difference but dang, one has to be careful not to scratch those things.


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