Easton Unveils Haven Carbon: A 1450-Gram All Mountain Thoroughbred

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Built from the ground-up for Trail and All Mountain riding, the Haven Carbon wheelset relies on Easton’s exclusive Advanced Ballistic Composite (ABC) technology for incredible toughness and low weight.

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(Scotts Valley, CA, April 2nd, 2010) In advance of the season opening Sea Otter Classic, Easton has unveiled a game-changing all-mountain wheel—the new Haven Carbon. Designed, engineered and manufactured by Easton in their wholly owned EMX composite factory, the Haven Carbon is feather-light and UST compatible, but tough-as-nails thanks to the use of an entirely new composite system—Easton Advanced Ballistic Composite.

Weighing just 1,450 grams per pair, the Haven Carbon is the lightest carbon rimmed, UST compatible all mountain wheelset on the market and features the first carbon rim designed exclusively for the rigors of rugged trail riding. The $2,300 Haven Carbon features a generous, 21-mm internal rim width that will accommodate tires up to 2.4-inches wide and is backed with a two-year, no-questions-asked insurance policy – a first for the bike industry.

“We designed Haven Carbon for the largest group of mountain bikers: Trail and All Mountain riders,
people that have been waiting for a light, but tough wheel to call their own,” says Tom Larter, VP of
Easton Sports. “We’ve designed the Haven Carbon from scratch just for the kinds of riding we all like to
do and we’re backing it up with a no-questions-asked warranty. This one is a game changer.”

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Haven Carbon rims showcase numerous industry-leading design and engineering features. They are made
with Easton’s proprietary ABC (Armored Ballistic Composite) materials including HMPE (High Modulus
Polyethylene), the product of choice for ultra-light body armor and other ballistic military applications.
Proprietary resins provide the ABC composite with highly enhanced impact strength.

“We like to say that the Haven Carbon is the first wheel made for going ballistic because it truly does
contain technologies designed for blast resistance,” says Kevin Franks, brand manager for Easton Cycling.

The Haven Carbon rims are manufactured and tested in Easton’s wholly owned composite production
facility, EMX, in Tijuana, Mexico, where cutting-edge technologies are combined with precision
craftsmanship. Each Haven Carbon wheelset is then built by hand at EMX using Easton’s proprietary
acoustic tensioning and truing system.

The Haven Carbon will be available to consumers through independent bicycle retailers summer 2010

About Easton Sports
Founded in 1922, Easton Sports, Inc. has always focused on the design and manufacture of innovative, high performance sporting goods equipment. Today, Easton’s bicycle division delivers a range of carbon and
aluminum components and wheels to consumers that provide category-leading performance and value. In
2010 Easton Sports will supply wheels and components to the world’s best athletes in nearly every cycling
discipline.
www.eastonbellsports.com

source: Kevin Franks
Brand Manager Easton Cycling

Mtbr.com will be giving away a set of the aluminum version of the Haven wheels at the Sea Otter Classic! Come to our booth and check it out!

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About the author: Gregg Kato

Gregg Kato studied journalism and broadcasting in college while working many different jobs including deejaying, driving a forklift and building web sites (not all at the same time). Kato has been the Site Manager of Mtbr.com for over 12 years and enjoys riding local Santa Cruz trails. Besides being an avid mountain biker, he is also a motorcycle fanatic. Two wheels, one Passion.


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  • What? says:

    You gotta be kidding with that price! Let’s get real…wheels prices are completely out of control!

  • foolbis says:

    I bought em! People seem to forget that when something dramatically new comes out it always costs a lot more. But these are still cheaper than a lot of other carbon wheels out there that arent as strong and dont provide 2 years complete guarantee!

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