Easton EA70 AX handlebar review

A gravel bar that delivers plenty of comfort and stability

Easton EA70 AX handlebars
(Image credit: Luke Friend)
Cycling Weekly Verdict

The Easton EA70 AX bars are well-suited to the gravel and adventure rides for which they are intended. The 16-degrees of flare offers a decent amount of additional width in the drops, promoting a stable ride when it's most needed. Plenty stiff and fairly lightweight the aluminium bars were comfortable across a number of hand positions but could perhaps benefit from ergonomic tops for those longer days in the saddle.

Reasons to buy
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    16 degree flare aids control when riding in the drops

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    Short reach and shallow drop promotes a comfortable riding position

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    Bars allow for a neutral lever position despite the flare

Reasons to avoid
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    Lack of ergo tops

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Building on the solid reputation of its SL and Aero road bars, US brand Easton has created a trio of additions for its gravel and adventure series, which it calls AX. Here we’ve got the EA70 AX in for a closer look to see whether they should be considered as one of the best handlebars for gravel bikes.

Easton EA70 AX handlebars - the construction

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