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The Maximum Contact Handlebar

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Jan 7, 2015 – There is a bewildering array of handlebar shapes out there and Easton decided to take it back to basics. It just created a shape that allows for maximum contact between the palm and the drop.

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It’s not compact, it’s not deep, it’s not traditional, it’s MCD—Maximum Contact Drop.

With 80mm of reach and 130mm of drop, Easton has also flared the drops by 5 degrees for plenty of wrist clearance. We’ve found the shape a winner on both the road and the ’cross course.

Easton has given MCD to its EC90, EC70 and EA70 line of bars and the EC70SLs we’ve been
on tip the scales at 220grams, offer a stiff feel under big effort but still damp road noise nicely.

$250; 220 grams; eastoncycling.com