Easton EA70 XCT Wheelset

5/5 (1 Reviews)
MSRP : $332.99

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Product Description

The Easton EA70 XCT Wheelset makes some of Easton's most innovative all-mountain features available to those of us who don't have the initials M.D. or D.D.S. at the end of our names. The EA70 boasts welded rims, butted spokes, generous 19mm internal rim widths, and sealed cartridge bearings, all for just 1620 grams a pair.

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Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Oscar P

Date Reviewed: July 25, 2014

Strengths:    Cheap, strong and running true

Weaknesses:    Only con which is not the biggest deal but I can see why it is- The Easton valves are not Removable cores, still not a con but have to be honest for people checking out the reviews.

Bottom Line:   
After much procrastination I decided to pull the trigger based on only one review from Bikerumor: http://www.bikerumor.com/2012/08/01/review-eastons-unassuming-ea70-xct-wheelset/ . So I took it upon myself to see if it was true and man am I sure glad I did. My bike(2007 Ironhorse Maverick 4.5) still had the stock wheelset and this made the difference from night to day on my ride. Another thing that I decided to do and glad I did it as well was go tubeless. Based on the description of the manufacturer(Easton) you can run either clincher or UST so I "theoretically" assumed that my regular tires, Panaracer XC fire pro 2.1(Ft) and WTB Prowler Mx 2.1(Rear), would work and they have!! Using Orange Seal for the first time has also given me peace of mind as well. Although my tires "theoretically" are just reg tires they still hold some pressure after a few days but have to repump them after 3 days but that's not really a problem since I MTB 3 times a week and check pressure anyway, it's not the wheelset or Orange Seals fault. I think the best thing was buying this when CRC had the 10% discount and these Wheels came in at $315.89 USD and that in itself is CHEAP considering that they cost twice as much when they came out, if not more. I have noticed that the shipping box label for the description for the wheel had AM at the end of it so if this is a AM wheelset then the bang for the buck is there, most definitely!! So far I have ridden about 30-40 miles on them and have hit rock,roots, berms and ruts that are not that perfect on everything I have just mentioned and these wheels are still running true. Can't say anything else about them but AWESOME!! The real wheel is also running on a new Shimano XT M770 9 Speed Cassette from CRC and the Shimano SLX M662 Shadow 9 Speed and so far so good :D.

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Question about Easton EA70 XCT wheelset and tallboy

I'm running a 10x135mm rear axle currently on a carbon tallboy. i'm debating getting another bike with a 12x142 rear end and would like to use this wheel on both bikes. the issue i'm having is information about this axle. whether or not it can convert to 142 or not. i keep finding mixed information. ... Read More »

Easton EA70 XCT Front Hub Conversion to 15 thru

Anyone know if it is possible and if so where to buy the parts to convert an Easton X2 front hub from 9mm QR to 15mm Thru?Read More »

Easton EA70 XCT 9mm QR to 142x12mm Adapter / Conversion Question

Does an adapter/conversion kit exist for the hubs on the Easton EA70 XCT wheelset, to convert a 9mm QR rear axle to a 142mm x 12mm Thru-Axle? I have searched around a bit and have not found anything. Also, does an XD freehub driver adapter exist? Thanks!Read More »

Easton EA70 XCT 29er play in hub

Any ideas on how to remove play in the hub. This is on the rear wheel running the Easton X4 hub. Play is on the drive side, wheels are only 2 months old with 550 miles. These are running the 12x142 end caps and it seems the cap doesn't seat against the bearing race. I can't find anything onlin ... Read More »

Easton EA70 XCT Tubeless Question

Okay, I have been searching but can't find the answer to my questions about converting to tubeless. I have a set of Easton EA70 XCT 29" wheels and I am currently running them with tubes and Schwalbe Nobby Nic Performance tires. The wheels are tubeless ready and come with valve stems. The Schwalbe ... Read More »

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