Easton EA70 Handlebar Handlebar

4.17/5 (36 Reviews)
Weight : 145 grams MSRP : $60.00


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Product Description

Easton EA70 XC Aluminum MTB Handlebar is the Easton?s most popular aluminum flat bar, the EA70 marries the strength and weight savings of TaperWall? technology with the high performance of EA70 aluminum.


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User Reviews

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Azman Jazzman

Date Reviewed: May 8, 2012

Strengths:    Superb... !

Weaknesses:    Nothing at all.... !

Bottom Line:   
All rounder rider etc; XC/ All Mountain or XC Race.... !

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Favorite Trail:   XC


Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by sltan a Cross Country Rider from malaysia

Date Reviewed: July 4, 2011

Strengths:    light,strong,stiff

Weaknesses:    none.....

Bottom Line:   
good for climbing, even on the road n one thing for cross country.

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Favorite Trail:   any where

Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Purchased At:   gift

Similar Products Used:   original from bike

Bike Setup:   gt team zaskar, deore group set + disc, mavic rims

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by El Baelos a Weekend Warrior from Ghent, Belgium

Date Reviewed: January 25, 2010

Strengths:    Price, stiffness, weight

Weaknesses:    Comfort

Bottom Line:   
I've been using this product for one year now, and I didn't have any problem with it.
For the price, it is probably one of the best handlebars you can get.
The only lesser point is the comfort on long rides. After a marathon, my wrists really hurt. This has also something to do with the position of the hands on a flatbar. Especially in long descents, your wrists are turned in a somewhat unnatural angle.
I just ordered the new Ritchey Superlogic 10 D handlebar to have some more comfort for my wrists. It is only 10 gr lighter than the EA70, but costs three times the price! In comparison to that handlebar, the Ritchey is a real bargain...

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Favorite Trail:   Belgian Ardennes

Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Price Paid:    $35.00

Purchased At:   Chain Reaction Cycle

Similar Products Used:   standard Scott alu handlebar

Bike Setup:   Scott Scale

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by John Dee a Weekend Warrior from U.K

Date Reviewed: March 17, 2009

Strengths:    Light, strong, well made and price is reasonable, useable width.

Weaknesses:    None

Bottom Line:   
Excellent bar that is stiff, light and totally functional. Can't quite understand this flex issue that people have commented on. I am a thick-set individual and ride the bars hard into corners and would know if there were any flex. Is is possible that all Easton bars are not created equally? ....unlikely unless there is a major shortcoming in their quality control and that sort of problem would surely manifest itself in more than one product.

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Favorite Trail:   Grizedale Forest

Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Purchased At:   Merlin

Similar Products Used:   Endless

Bike Setup:   Giant Trance, Full XT, R/Shox Reba Race, 717's on Hope Pro11 hubs, Schwalbe Nobby Nics.

Overall Rating:1
Value Rating:1
Submitted by ceejayvee a Cross Country Rider from uk

Date Reviewed: October 30, 2008

Strengths:    er quite light but...

Weaknesses:    ...flex, ends are too thin, black paint jumps off if you look hard

EASTON HAVE ZERO CUSTOMER SERVICE, they ignore you


Bottom Line:   
Easton customer service does not exist, it is a figment of their imagination (see my review of the EA50 seatpost)

Too much flex to feel in control

The ends are too thin and deform far to easily, you can deform the ends with your hands. Ends are so thin they will slice through rubber grips (lock-ons deform the ends) and any body part that gets in the way of 'em in an accident.

I had a black one, the paint seems to hate the metal it's been put onto and comes away very quickly leaving you with a bar that looks like it has a disease.

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Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Similar Products Used:   Raceface, Bianchi

Bike Setup:   Bianchi, Marzocchi MXC ECC, Hope XC/Sapim Race/317, LX train, XT Discs, RF post n bar, On-One stem

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:4
Submitted by skotniczny a Cross Country Rider from Clarksville TN

Date Reviewed: September 10, 2008

Strengths:    I found that it was lighter then some carbon bars that i was browsing.
Looks good, specially with the matching ea70 stem.
Feels solid to me, but I only weigh 150lb.


Weaknesses:    None yet.

Bottom Line:   
I got the 31.8mm bar so that i could change my old stem and bar around as i pleased.
i was a little worried about all the flex people have been mentioning, but decided to stick with it due to my light weight 150lb.
on my first ride i gave it a beating, i locked my fork out and did a few sprints putting all my weight on the bar i could not feel any flex.
this has been an awesome bar for me and i would recommend it to any one looking for a light xc style handle bar.

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Favorite Trail:   Canal Loop KY

Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $40.00

Purchased At:   Jensonusa

Similar Products Used:   specialized rise bar

Bike Setup:   Hardrock pro

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by marc from Maastricht

Date Reviewed: October 9, 2006

Strengths:    As light as many carbon bars, one of the lightest alu bars. Very strong. And in case of a crash: carbon cracks, breaks; alu just bends and absorbs. So: I trust alu more, and it costs half of the price.

Weaknesses:    None (but I don't like the orange-yellowish prints much; black is more beautiful, just a matter of taste).

Bottom Line:   
Strong and light, doesn't crack in case of a crash. Not the most beautiful one?

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Duration Product Used:   3 months

Similar Products Used:   Specialized flat bar, Easton EC 70.

Bike Setup:   Spec.Epic, Thompson, DT swiss, Chris King, Nobby Nick, Magura Martha etc.

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Jay a Racer from London, UK

Date Reviewed: September 14, 2005

Strengths:    Cheap, light, strong

Weaknesses:    None IME

Bottom Line:   
Excellent. I'm somewhat surprised by comments here on flex. I'm built like a track sprinter and often climb out of the saddle on my Titec micro bar ends, but I do ride smooth so maybe I don't wrestle the bars as much as some. No problems with the bar ends either. It's often suggested you should change your bars every two years in any case, and perhaps more often if you've had some bad crashes even if you can't see damage, so personally I don't think carbon is worth it. Better to buy something that does the job and that you don't think twice about replacing if necessary rather than hanging onto possibly damaged carbon bars because of the price you paid and then worrying about whether they'll fail. BTW I had the EA50's before, and they crimped badly from the bar ends after some heavy crashes, but that's to be expected, and I even used the bars without bar ends for a year after that and they were fine.

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Duration Product Used:   More than 3 years

Price Paid:    $45.00

Similar Products Used:   Easton EA50 XC

Bike Setup:   Spesh Stumpjumper FSR Pro frameset build 24lbs

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Big Boy Truck a Cross Country Rider from Seoul, Korea (FL)

Date Reviewed: October 2, 2004

Strengths:    Excellent handling, makes it easier to manuver in traffic. Provided better steering and control. Looks great (I have the matching gray stem).

Weaknesses:    None

Bottom Line:   
This is a great handlebar. I was going to go with the all carbon on my bike to lighten it, but after reading an article on "Strength vs. Light" and decided to go w/strength since I'm a big guy (220), didn't want to yank on my handlebars and break them.

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Favorite Trail:   Songnam

Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $19.00

Purchased At:   CBO

Similar Products Used:   Kona, Specialized

Bike Setup:   Kona Kikapu Deluxe

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Nig a Cross Country Rider from New Zealand

Date Reviewed: April 12, 2004

Strengths:    Looks great, feels great.

Bottom Line:   
Godd bar at a good price, Had several spills and still not managed to bend this bar. Would highly reccomend.

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Duration Product Used:   6 months

Price Paid:    $50.00


Overall Rating:1
Value Rating:1
Submitted by Lapeira Luis a Cross Country Rider from San José, San José, Costa Rica

Date Reviewed: November 1, 2003

Strengths:    Only the weight

Weaknesses:    It is too flexy

Bottom Line:   
This is the worst handelbar that I have ever bought.

It is too flexy (very light) and you feel that you are not drive the bycicle with confidence.

In the hills when you put your weight in the handelbar you feel the flex of it. In my case the rapid fire base sound because the flex.

This the second change that I bought an Easton product because I thougth that Easton is first quality component. I was wrong.

Now I bought a AZONIC (DOBLE WALL)and you feel inmediately the BIG BIG diference with the Easton product.

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Favorite Trail:   X.Country

Duration Product Used:   6 months

Price Paid:    $40.00

Purchased At:   Nahsbar

Similar Products Used:   Azonic, Ritchet, Coda, Answer etc..

Bike Setup:   Devinci Phantom

Overall Rating:3
Value Rating:3
Submitted by adam a Cross Country Rider from kokomo, IN

Date Reviewed: September 3, 2003

Strengths:    what can i say? carbon fiber! super lightweight and extremely low flex.

Weaknesses:    no bar ends allowed!! what a crock.

Bottom Line:   
great bar. but no bar ends? just a couple of fitted aluminum rings crammed into the ends to reinforce the ends of the bar for bar end clamps. for $70 i expect better planning in the engineering department.

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Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $80.00

Purchased At:   pricepoint.com

Bike Setup:   EPX Terrashark frame, mostly XT drivetrain, easton bar and stem and marzoochi MX Pro fork

Overall Rating:2
Value Rating:3
Submitted by Ryan R a Cross Country Rider from Long Island N.Y.

Date Reviewed: August 13, 2003

Strengths:    Lightweight, Good for XC racing, decent alternative to Carbon if you want to go cheap.

Weaknesses:    Bent this bar in under a year worth of daily trail riding only.

Bottom Line:   
I gave these bars a great review below about 3 months ago and this is a follow up to that review. Today after some pretty tame trail riding I was sitting on my deck and I noticed something, THE BARS WERE BENT! Man this sucks I used to like these bars and now they are bent and with a great weekend of riding coming up this really sucks! Some how both my grips were bent downward not too bad but not enough to ride this bar with out concern so I removed them today and will get new bars tomorrow. I like easton and I like the fact they didn't break and have a piece of jagged aluminum in my arm. But please I don't freeride or downhill I leave the insanity to winter time. I only use my bike as a trail bike and thats it I felt I could get at least two years out of these. I'm going carbon next so I can't bend them. If your looking for a cheap set of bars and are going to be light on them these might work but check for bending peroidicly. Anyone who wants to do the fun trails try something a little stronger. PEACE.

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Favorite Trail:   Dirt Ones!

Duration Product Used:   6 months

Purchased At:   Pricepoint.com

Similar Products Used:   Specialized, Kore, Easton

Bike Setup:   Specialized Stumpjumper FSR XC

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Ryan R a Cross Country Rider from Long Island NY

Date Reviewed: April 30, 2003

Strengths:    Light very Light, and surprising strong, Excellent control for such a small bar! Very comfortable for a stright XC Bar.

Weaknesses:    Scratches very easy be carful when you install it. Manufacture warns about scratching (Read Instructions) DO NOT USE BAR ENS ON THIS BAR! They will make it flex like a wet noodle and even possibly break it!

Bottom Line:   
This is a great addition to my EA50 Stem! I love the 8 degree sweep back and the length not to wide for single track. They are light so light I was concerned a guy like me who wind up breaking everything would be junking these in a week, but at the price they were being sold at on pricepoint I thought I would take a chance. These are great Strong and Light great combo for XC. Don't Use barend though they will flex the bar way too much tested this theory by using roadie grip tape and took a spin. It is f$&kin scary how much they flex! Easton warns of this if you like to read instructions thats why I tested it first before installing my grips. Love em anyway though and I don't miss my barends at all. And man did this combo shave some weight off my bike some times I think it's too light.....Nah!

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Favorite Trail:   pandora

Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $21.00

Purchased At:   Pricepoint.com

Similar Products Used:   Specialized, Kore, Aviner, and stock bars.

Bike Setup:   02 Specialized Stumpjumper FSR

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Patrick M a Cross Country Rider from Australia

Date Reviewed: February 5, 2003

Strengths:    Light weight, Stiff, Looks

Weaknesses:    The printing scratches easily

Bottom Line:   
When I first picked up this bar at the shop, it felt as light as picking up an empty Coca-Cola can. So light!! Had a bit of doubt on its durability initially, due to the feel and weight, but took the chance based on the shop's recommendation. I've installed it and I have no regrets. The bar is very stiff and strong regardless of the weight. I've done a bit of hard riding and it is still as good as new. I noticed some reviews indicating the bars felt like "noodle". Could it be because of its light weight that gave the "imaginative" noodle feel? I think these bars are very durable for cross country purposes. If used as something it is not built for, obviously there will be negative results.One thing to note is the warning on bar ends. This bar is not meant to be fit with bar ends.

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Duration Product Used:   6 months

Price Paid:    $50.00

Purchased At:   A Malaysian Bike shop

Similar Products Used:   Brandless alloy low-riser bar

Bike Setup:   Raleigh M600, Deore groupset, LX Crank, Easton EA70 stem, XTR seatpost etc

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