We won't make any lame 'raising the bar' puns. We're just to cool for that. The Easton Havoc 35 Carbon has, however, set a new standard withthese three numbers: 35, 225, and 800. These are numbers that we knew could be achieved separately, but not all together in one lovely piece of carbon fiber. Firstly and most importantly 35. As in 35mm clamp. This new,larger clamp size adds strength and stiffness to compensate for the addedleverage of a wide DH handlebar. In other words, wider is weaker unless the clamp is beefed up. Can you imagine snapping a handlebar on a gnarly section of DH singletrack' Not pretty. Secondly 225. As in grams. That's not a typo. Carefulmanipulation of the carbon fiber makes it possible for Easton to make a wide, oversized DH bar weigh, incredibly, less than half a pound. Easton claims that this is the strongest, stiffest bar in the business, and we have no reason to doubt that. Thirdly 800. That's 800mm wide. That's really wide. Foryears now, DH riders have known that wide bars add stability and steeringleverage. The payoff is huge, especially in technical sections where the bikehas to be punched around in a hurry. So, lighter, stronger, stiffer ... you're probably wonderingabout the drawback. It's 1,000,000. No, not really. The Easton Havoc 35 Carbon has a 9 degree bend, 5 degree upsweep, and 20mm rise. The clamp diameter is 35mm, and it comes in any color you want, as long as you want black.