The first one is the new CNT (carbon nano tube) and should be about 15% stronger and lighter (at least Monkeylite XC is).
The weave you are accustomed to seeing is a single outer layer put there purely for cosmetic reasons. The unidirectional carbon used for the structure of the bar is significantly stronger than the weave on the outside of the bar, so Easton wisely chose to omit it in their newest designs.Jersey said:[
the first one also doesnt look like CF...theres no weave???
im not gettin it......
It's a lot easier for them to quote a "15% increase in strength" than it is for them to make a bar 15% lightereurorider said:I would have prefered a 15% weight reduction instead of the 15% increase in strength, to bring the weight to that of a Schmolke at a fraction of the price but oh well.