Easton Cycling is expanding its gravel and adventure AX series of 16-degree flared handlebars with the cost-conscious EA50 alloy bar and adding a new 46cm wide option for all series handlebars. The press release below has more information about the growing AX series.  

New Bar, New Width For Easton’s AX Adventure Series

Easton’s AX series has been meeting the needs of the growing drop bar adventure and gravel segment, and now we’re expanding. With new 46 cm AX widths (like all our bars, measured center-center at the hoods) and a price conscious EA50 AX bar, the AX bar lineup continues to build our highly successful and critically acclaimed lineup of MCD road bars.

Easton AX series handlebar with 16 degrees of flare. photo: courtesy

Easton EA50 AX handlebar with 16 degrees of flare. photo: courtesy

AX turns up the flare from 4 degrees to 16 degrees. Why 16-degrees? Based on extensive testing and rider feedback, we determined 16 degrees was the perfect balance of maximum bar flare which still allowed for efficient access to the shifters and brakes in both the hoods and drops. The wider stance in the drops provides more control on gnarly terrain and long gravel assaults. Time to take the road less traveled.

Easton AX series flared handlebar

Easton AX series flared handlebar. photo: courtesy

The AX series bars are available in three models. The alloy EA70 and carbon EC70 models return, and the new EA50 model retails for $49.99. Retail for the EA70 is $89.99 and the EC70 is $214.99.

Easton’s AX models are available in the new 46cm-wide bar, as well as 40, 42 and 44cm widths.

Easton AX handlebar measurement chart. photo: courtesy

Easton AX handlebar measurement chart. photo: courtesy

More info: eastoncycling.com.