Easton EA90 XC UST Wheelset

4.17/5 (6 Reviews)
MSRP : $209.99

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Easton EA90 XC 26" Wheel XC One got a major upgrade. EastonTotally re-designedTheir entireTop-end 26" XC race wheel andThis isThe result. USTTubeless compatible right out ofThe box - no strips or add-ons) 1mm widerThan before for betterTire profile Built with Sapim 2.0 / 1.7 / 2.0 butted spokes; 24 holes, 3x and anodized red nipples Sealed cartridge bearing Easton hubs with 6 bolt rotor mount. Rear acceptShimano-compatible 8/9/10sp cassettes claimed 1,560g / pair Front Axle Options:

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Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by James Wyatt a Cross Country Rider

Date Reviewed: July 12, 2017

Strengths:    Light, strong, look great

Weaknesses:    bearing adjustment / life

Bottom Line:   
I have two pairs of these in 26". One pair like the ones pictured, 2011 I think, with the old bearing design and "220" hub that needs regular tightening and has actually been fine for years as a wheelset used mostly for road and dry easy rides. And one set of the less bling black/white design with the "221" hub (2012 or 2013) which came with spare bearings and the bearing spacer kit, which I have yet to install despite quite hard (mostly dry) use on that set. Compared with traditional wheels they are very light and I really noticed the difference in speed, but notice no downsides - they seem strong. I don't run UST tyres - or tubeless - and the UST rims can be a PITA to get tyres onto, I run sealant in the inner tubes with these wheels as getting caught miles from home with a puncture with them is not cool, it can be a huge fight to get some tyres over the rim, For the prices I paid (200GBP for the second set!) they were an absolute bargain, just use something else in the worst conditions. The hubs are easy to service with the right tools though, and switching the end caps over at the rear for different axle standards is a doddle. Good wheels! I did bend a spoke on the older pair, and Easton and their UK distie never responded to any attempts to contact, but it straightened out OK - bad service from them.

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Favorite Trail:   CYB

Duration Product Used:   5 years

Price Paid:    $300.00

Purchased At:   CRC

Similar Products Used:   Mavic Crossride, trad wheels based on Hope Evo hubs

Bike Setup:   Giant Trance XTC / SC Blur XC Carbon

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Greg a Cross Country Rider

Date Reviewed: April 1, 2016

Strengths:    Light, strong, easy tubeless setup, look cool!

Weaknesses:    Bearings don't last long - even the upgraded bearings make sure you have an extra set on hand.
Rear free hub falls out if removed from bike - lock doesn't stay locked

Bottom Line:   
Look nice, stiff, strong, UST holds up. Had to replace rear bearings after one season and free hub doesn't stay locked. Keep an extra set of bearings in your toolbox - very easy to change
Take care of them and they take care of you!
Got a GREAT end of year and end of 26" line price on these!

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Favorite Trail:   too many to name

Duration Product Used:   2 years

Price Paid:    $400.00

Purchased At:   Jenson

Similar Products Used:   First set of new wheels in YEARS for new build so old stuff doesn't compare.

Bike Setup:   2013 Intense Carbine SL, SRAM XX everything, 2x10 XX twist, Crank Bros bars and stem, Rock Shox SID XX WC

Overall Rating:2
Value Rating:2
Submitted by Aussie Rider

Date Reviewed: May 7, 2013

Strengths:    Rims are very strong

Weaknesses:    the hubs and bearings are shot after only 10 months of riding

Bottom Line:   
Very glad I didn't pay full price for these wheels, after only 10 months of riding I started to feel a shudder through the front forks, took it to my bike mech and he told me the front and back bearings are shot plus there is travel in the rear, not a happy chappy at all, now I have to wait and see if the warranty will cover it, I gave it 2 chilis as when they were good they were awesome but then the bearrings went and they are not that great anymore

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by MTBforlife a All Mountain Rider

Date Reviewed: November 13, 2012

Strengths:    Light, fast, stronge, reasonably stiff, and they deflect very well.

Weaknesses:    The wheels will make a thunk sound when you hit smething hard. But that does not hurt the wheels performance at all.

Bottom Line:   
These wheels are awesome. Enough said.

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Favorite Trail:   Rainbow Trail

Price Paid:    $420.00

Purchased At:   Jenson

Similar Products Used:   I have always built my own wheels

Bike Setup:   SC Nickle, Hope M4 EVO brakes, M780 drive train, Easton Havon cockpit, EA90 wheels

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by colinb a Cross Country Rider from ontario canada

Date Reviewed: April 8, 2012

Strengths:    these rims are great so far they are very light as mentioned before, they shaved 600g off my bike over the stock wheels. i notice they are much more responsive as well. these are very flashy rims also for anyone looking to add a little bling, very atracttive and top notch quality

Weaknesses:    none that ive found

Bottom Line:   
i think these rims are a good compromise between weight and durability, and whether your a weekend warrior or a hard core racer you just cant go wrong with this wheelset

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Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $900.00

Purchased At:   smiths cycle

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:4
Submitted by MRI_TEK a Racer from houston, tx . usa

Date Reviewed: April 12, 2011

Strengths:    Spin up fast . They have a really nice look to the wheels , true race look. The freewheel is quiet ( cant stand those loud ones ) ! The wheels are very very light as well.

Weaknesses:    none yet

Bottom Line:   
These wheels realy "pop" ! They are very high on the bling factor scale. They truly are a nice race wheel due to their light weight. They spin up very fast and can stop on a dime depending on your tire setup. Overall very satisfied with this wheel setup.

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Favorite Trail:   Anthills

Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $750.00

Purchased At:   Sun & Ski Sports

Similar Products Used:   Bontrager Rythm Elite

Bike Setup:   2009 Gary Fisher Hi-Fi Pro , Easton Carbon bar , XTR drivetrain , XT crankset, Easton Ea 90 wheelset with tubeless tires, xt pedals Avid Elixer - R brakes.

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