Bought to replace some Thomson bars which although glossy, didn't match old Eastons for fit and comfort. Put these on and the old famiar fit was right there, comfy on the trail with no noticable buzz through the bars. Price-wise, best on web including all German sites, especially considering free postage as part of a bigger order!
I decided to upgrade my old carbon bar to a 31.8 and this one ticks all the boxes, it is wider than my old bars but not too wide and looks good too. You wont be disappointed with these.
Light & strong. Great bars and at very competitive price. The Eastons live up to their reputation of quality performance and they look pretty jolly good, too!
Would highly recommend the haven if you're after a decent carbon bar, and also its alloy sister. Both offer comfort, performance and style.
Great service from Merlin. Speedy despatch and the cheapest on the web for these bars. Can't fault it.
Bought to replace my standard specialized bars and not disappointed at all. Top quality bar with an excellent finish and graphics. Light with no flex. Highly recommend. Excellent service from Merlin.
This is the second set of these bars I have bought - they are nice and stiff, without being to stiff that you feel trail buzz through them. I find them just the right width and angle for me, hence why I ordered a second set for my hardtail.
Absolutely superb bars.These are rock solid with just the right amount of give to eliminate trail buzz.
Added this to my hardtail and have noticed a significant smoother and controlled ride. This bar is a lot wider than most racing type XC bars and you have to be careful of tree snagging on the single track. Overall a very comfortable and absorbing bar. Great fast service from merlin to Australia, delivered to door within a week.... impressive.
Have used this a few times now and its Amazing.
Mounted on my little piglet its transformed it, had a 685mm bar before which was great when seated but cramped when standing, this things a whole new beast, nice bend, stealthy black looks and weighs nothing everyone should have one.
Excellent product as ever from Easton, stiff but compliant bar which has totally transformed my new bike. No more wrist and arm ache that I endured using the Truvativ Noir carbon bar that was originally fitted that felt like a stick. I really must like Easton carbon bars because they are on all SIX bikes (MTB and Road) that I own... nuff said.
Superb set of bars, great shape, super comfortable !!!
Super light, very strong, perfect width
Light and strong, thoroughly reccomended
Very nicely made bar. Ordered as a pair with a Haven stem. Previously owned a Monkeylite XC at 635mm width and the 711 feels a bit wide for me at the moment, but I'm sure I'll get used to it and, if not, will cut them down a bit. CF takes a bit of the buzz out of trails and I've always found Easton products to be exceptionally reliable, so I can't see this being any different.
Excellent bar. Nice smooth "silky" finish and around 100g lighter than the light alloy bar it replaced. Great width at 711mm.
The instructions advise using "carbon assembly paste" at the point where the bar fastens to the stem. This stuff increases friction between the bar and stem, meaning less force is needed to tighten the stem clamp bolts to the point where no slippage occurs. As you can imagine, over-tightening on carbon is a bad thing...
There are no recommended tightening forces for the bar by the way - refer to your stem instructions for those.... I found that 1nm less than the stem instructions was plenty tight enough. Done about 100 miles with it fitted - no problems at all, and they seem to absorb a bit more vibration than alloy.
Excellent bars that are comfortable and communicative with no noticeable flex in them. I can testify that they can take a serious beating without worry (I clipped a tree right on the left hand 3/4 mark while riding in the seasons opening Enduro race at considerable velocity with barley a mark on the bars to show for it).
Awesome bar, noticeably stiffer than other carbon bars of the same length and weight I've used. Looks amazing and shape is perfect. I would say it is the best bar I've ever had and I've used a few!
Great looking set of bars and very light too.
The new graphics are an improvement over last year's and will hopefully stand up to use better than other sets of Haven bars I've seen.
I bought these to replace the Easton Monkeylite carbon bars as I wanted something a little wider and knew the quality of Easton's products.
If you want a fairly wide 711mm set of carbon bars then look no further.
Lovely bar. Gorgeous finish, and feels great on the bike. Bought this to reduce the trail chatter on my rigid 29 er , a job it does very well. Easton make carbon bars you can trust.
This is my second pair of Haven Carbon bars from Merlin. The bars are awesome, perfect width and very light. Great price and service from Merlin as usual.
Have been wanting this bar for ages. Finaly got round to getting it and it is just what I wanted. Light, stiff and has transformed the way I ride. Thanks to Merlin for the usal super fast delivery.
Great bars, light, strong and look good.
Perfect sweep and rise for my 5-spot. At 711 mm they are wide enough for great control without clipping too many trees. Light too, with stealthy graphics.
These bars are super light, stiff and strong (crash tested twice on my first ride). I also matched these with the Haven 70mm stem and these made the perfect combo for my style of riding (remember to use some carbon paste or fibre grip when installing).
Would also like to say how speed the service was from Merlin, order Thursday afternoon (with next day delivery) and they were on my door step Friday morning 5-Stars service..
Lovely lovely lovely :)
These bars are so good. For me, they are the perfect width for aggressive trail and alpine riding. Light, stong stiff but the carbon removes some of the vibrations you get with alu. Look super bling matched with Easton Haven Stem.
Nice service fast delivery, light bar at 175g
Excellent service. Easton always deliver with their products. Rapid delivery and as advertised. Very light and strong bar,great looking and matches the haven stem. Low prices that you just cant beat at Merlin, wizard.
Light and strong, absorbs the bumps nicely too. Fitted them to all my bikes now!
Really nice quality finish and very, very light. Looks great with the Easton Haven stem too
Excellent speedy delivery from Merlin as always and the product is just what I expected; strong light and great value for money thanks to Merlin