Easton EA70 XCT 29er Wheelset

3/5 (3 Reviews)
MSRP : $750.00

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Product Description

Finally, a durable, lightweight, UST compatible wheel set that you afford without selling the farm! Talk about trickle down technology: the Easton EA70 XCT takes some of the best features of the more-expensive Easton tubeless mountain wheels (welded Easto

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Overall Rating:3
Value Rating:4
Submitted by bbaz a All Mountain Rider

Date Reviewed: April 27, 2016

Strengths:    quick and responsive, price is way cheap now

Weaknesses:    not durable for tough riders

Bottom Line:   
I've had these for almost three years now. They are a nice upgrade over most stock wheels and overall i've really liked them. They're pretty quick and quiet and relatively light (compared to stock rims). But i've had my issues. I've gone through a free hub, at least 5 or 6 spokes, and today the axle sheared off. I'm about 175 but i'm not a graceful rider so i've beat on them pretty well. i think they're light for the price. You can find lighter if you want to pay for it.

At the price you can find them now, they're a good back up set or inexpensive upgrade over cheap wheels. If you're fairly smooth, you should love them, if you're harsh, pick up some extra spokes and drop them with your mechanic.

Overall Rating:2
Value Rating:1
Submitted by daniel grosu

Date Reviewed: December 19, 2014

Strengths:    I have these wheels 29-er i got them with a cheap bike and they whey in at 1860 grams.
They hold good only 1 spoke broken in 1 year heavily used about 6000 km offroad with some competitions. Used mostly on normal training.

Weaknesses:    Weight 1860 grams. Very weird that they advertise it as 1730. The rear wheel weights an amazing 1040 grams. The cassete is not on bearings! It is way way overpriced. You cand build at half price crest+novatec 1600 grams strong wheels with cheap spokes wich is what i did. Spokes are expensive and not easy to find in some countrys - if you brake rim or hub you can throw it in trash. In europe they sell for about 600 euros :))
The engaging paws inside the rear hub are almost dead after 6000 km - this is what the mecanic told me.

Bottom Line:   
Not recommended ! The value is bad ! They should cost not more than 250 $ or 200 euros . The rear hub is crap.

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Gapp

Date Reviewed: October 23, 2012

Strengths:    Stiff, quiet (like no sound quiet), decent engagement

Weaknesses:    Price is up there. Can sometimes be a pain to seat and seal a UST tire.

Bottom Line:   
I ride mostly fast, technical trails locally on SS. I noticed right away how stiff they were around quick fast sweepers. They are fairly light and pretty good as far as engagement is concerned. They aren't I9s but pretty close. One thing that took me by surprise is the total lack of noise from the rear hub while coasting. Very nice! Now all I hear is the chain under strain! 4 chilis because I need to put more miles on them and see how they hold up.

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