Easton Haven Disc Wheelset

3.07/5 (29 Reviews)
MSRP : $445.00

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Product Description

With an internal rim width of 21mm, the Haven is wide enough for 2.5" tires, yet exceptionally light for all-mountain riding. The rim is UST-compatible, requiring no rim strip. Unique Threaded Eyelet system employs alloy nipples that are threaded internally (to thread onto the spoke) and externally (reverse thread into rim eyelet), allowing Haven to be trued like a standard wheel.

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Overall Rating:1
Value Rating:3
Submitted by tim binns a Cross Country Rider

Date Reviewed: February 28, 2016

Strengths:    LIght and strong (until it broke)

Weaknesses:    Ignore the marketing hype about bulletproof warranty!!!!

Bottom Line:   
Ok so mine were the haven carbon, 26' lasted a tad over a year, from new, then the rear rim simply massively blew apart, while the bike was parked (thank god) Ok to be fair, in the year I rode them about 1500kms, lot of rocky XC style trails, NO jumps. They stayed true, didn't leak air, bearings and hubs went un serviced and apart from picking up a few surface scratches they were trustworthy. Now it ha taken nearly 4 months for them to "assess" and finally repair - if I wanted repair I would have bought a second hand car! So sadly not happy and please do not believe the warranty claims.

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Price Paid:    $1000.00

Purchased At:   CRC

Similar Products Used:   stans, trek bontrager, crank bros, mavic crossmax, etc

Bike Setup:   Ibis mojo, slr, full xtr.

Overall Rating:1
Value Rating:1
Submitted by omclive

Date Reviewed: March 15, 2014

Strengths:    Seem to manage to stay true.

Weaknesses:    Kamikaze bearings and rear hub.

Bottom Line:   
I have owned these for about a year, but have put minimal mileage on them as they are always in for repair. The back hub is absolute crap, and they kept making them until this year. SHAME on you easton! I have bought a lot of their premium products in the past, no more. The front hub bearings just gave out, again, and I give up.

Don't buy at any price!

Overall Rating:3
Value Rating:3
Submitted by JJ Garcia a Weekend Warrior

Date Reviewed: October 14, 2013

Strengths:    *Beautiful
*Rims rock! Worry-free tubeless. Fill and forget!!!
*Easton answers the phone
*Easton backs their product up with free, no questions asked parts for repair
*Seemed to be a good value

Weaknesses:    *Hub freewheel relies on single spring freehub (most companies now use 2 spring for mtb) engagement - not good enough for mtb
*Although Easton is sending a replacement spring assembly, it will likely fail after another 100 hours of riding

Bottom Line:   
These wheels were promising early on. The rims are especially cool when mated to LUST tires. Worry-free tubeless seal. A year after purchasing (approx. 100 or so hours of riding) out of nowhere the crank would spin but with no wheel spin. I was bummed, so I took it to LBS, and was told that the "single spring ratchet action was shot". I called Easton, and they actually answered. The wheel tech knew exactly what was wrong. They sent me a replacement spring assembly no questions asked and free of charge. This and the great rims are why I'm giving 3 chilis and not 1 chilis.

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Favorite Trail:   Flatrock Ranch

Duration Product Used:   1 year / 100 hours

Price Paid:    $520.00

Purchased At:   Ebay

Similar Products Used:   FSA, Mavics, XT

Bike Setup:   Motobecane 29Ti/ XTR Crankset / XTR Front Derailleur / XO Rear Derailleur 3x10 / RockShox Reba 29 / Thompson stem / FSA Carbon riser / X1099 chain

Overall Rating:1
Value Rating:1
Submitted by Haines Mountain Biker

Date Reviewed: October 7, 2013

Strengths:    Rims are good but not good enough to deal with the crap hubs

Weaknesses:    The hubs are worse than the bottom of the line.

Bottom Line:   
The hubs are the worst. Came on 2013 Covert. Multiple catastrophic failures one requiring new rear wheel purchase during bike vacation 2000 miles from home with new bike. Warranty axle and bearing replacement come fresh crunchy and notchy. Horrible design because the ceramic bearings eat the steel races. Undue binding stress on locknut required to eliminate play. Locknut has no lock and notchy bearings spin the adjuster in the hub causing loosening. Axle tension places it's stress on fine threaded alloy locknut on alloy axle because it has to have freeplay for spin. In 25 years of obsessively riding bikes I have never experienced such a disappointing hub.

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Bike Setup:   2013 Covert Build 1

Overall Rating:2
Value Rating:3
Submitted by Manwe

Date Reviewed: April 8, 2013

Strengths:    Rims are strong and they look cool on my bike.

Weaknesses:    The same thing that I read on here, THE BACK HUB SUCKS!

Bottom Line:   
I have had these about 5 months and have about 500 miles on them. I started noticing a clicking noise from the rear and that it was either the cranks or the back hub. I took to my local LBS and they claimed that they fixed it but they didn't I finally sent them off to Easton and they claim that they are aware of the situation and that it needed new axle and other crap that I have no idea what they were talking about. I have had it out now over a week and I called them and they said that they are about 10 days behind in repairs and that they will have it back to me in a week. We will see if they fixed it when it gets back.

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Mike

Date Reviewed: January 29, 2013

Strengths:    Very fast wheel, stays true

Weaknesses:    Price is steep but worth it

Bottom Line:   
I have had these wheels for a little over a year and they have been very good to me. I adjusted the rear hub once but when done correctly they remain solid. I have rode the harshest trails of Big Bear, CA to the rocky deserts of Arizona and they remain true.

Overall Rating:1
Value Rating:1
Submitted by g

Date Reviewed: September 24, 2012

Strengths:    wheels have great lateral strength and have not easily come out of true over two years of riding

Weaknesses:    HUBS!
the hubs are terrible. the rear hub seperated the pressfit splined female/male interface from the hub body and freely spun it in the hub body, this allowed for a long walk home, Easton did send a new wheel for this!
the bearings are a nightmare, constant replacement, enough that i bough a blind bearing puller, due to the constant loosening and need for replacement bearings. I tried locktight and still managed to loosen the front hub at a frequency of less than 50km's.
the cassette body is very poor quality. the pawls break and seperate from the body with regularity, even with more than due maintenance. the cassette body itself ground up bearings at a one a month rate.
They look great though.

Bottom Line:   
nice ride quality .....terrible hubs. These wheels unfortunately cause too many hassles to ride.
Easton was great about sending me a new rear wheel but both rear wheels and the front required so much maintenance and money that they have been replaced by a TN719 on a hope pro evo 2 that has caused no problems.

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by castnblastut

Date Reviewed: June 1, 2012

Strengths:    Great all around, very light for the strength and width, look good, mount tubeless very well. I've had no hub problems in two years and I weigh 200lbs geared and run fairly big tire.

Weaknesses:    Rear hub should be interchangeable for the $. Not the engagement of CC but good enough, esp. for the $. All wheels with "special spokes" mean, carry extras if you are going a long ways away.

Bottom Line:   
Two years, several sets of tubless tires, and trails from forest to desert including many trips to Souther Utah chunk trails, strait-edge hits etc. Still perfectly true and have had none of the hub issues others speak of, knock on wood. Building up a new bike now and these wheels are definately in the short list.

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:4
Submitted by wantriot a All Mountain Rider

Date Reviewed: May 24, 2012

Strengths:    Light, Durable, Quality, Look Great

Weaknesses:    Price, Hubs not interchangeable between axl sizes.

Bottom Line:   
Greatest Wheels I've ever owned. I use the for AM/light FR and they work great. I keep up with my XC buddies and still huck with the Full Face on... Great wheels. I would give them 5 stars if the hubs were interchangeable. 1.5 years on them thus far and even after several checks, they are still perfectly true.

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Favorite Trail:   Hollywood Line

Price Paid:    $800.00

Purchased At:   Online

Bike Setup:   Trek Remedy 8 with Nobby nic's

Overall Rating:1
Value Rating:1
Submitted by camino4 a All Mountain Rider from Albuquerque, New Mexico

Date Reviewed: February 9, 2012

Strengths:    Excellent UST set up. Good rim width. Stiff and light. Was promised to hold up to a lot of punishment to go with my new Transition Covert.

Weaknesses:    Reaching the top of Highline in Sedona, ready for the most awesome descent possible, the rear hub blew! As this was only my 6th ride on these wheels, I was stunned and utterly disappointed. I had not read the previous reviews on this forum, but the Havens were highly recommended by my bikeshop. To have the rear hub blow, miles away from the trailhead on one of the most technical section of one of the most incredible rides is truly shocking. Such failure is a serious safety issue, not to mention the lost opportunity for a fun ride I was expecting. After the hub blew, I had to walk out several miles over rough terrain that I should have been able to whiz by. I think that Easton should replace my hub with a more reputable brand such as Chris King or Industry 9, as I have lost TOTAL confidence in their product.

Bottom Line:   
Known problems on rear hub failure is a sad commentary on what should be a great product. Selling a rim with an inferior hub is unsafe and unacceptable practice.

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Favorite Trail:   South Bandary Trail, Taos, NM

Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $850.00

Similar Products Used:   Roval Traversee

Bike Setup:   Transition Covert with RP23 rear and Fox float 36, 160mm

Overall Rating:3
Value Rating:3
Submitted by NJMTB a Weekend Warrior from Santa Barbara, CA

Date Reviewed: November 24, 2011

Strengths:    Stiff, bulletproof, light, great looking

Weaknesses:    The rear hub.

Bottom Line:   
This is an otherwise fantastic wheelset that is brought down a notch by the bad rear hub design.

These are super stiff and light. I'm running the QR15 up front. There is nothing to complain about here, they live up to the hype.

I weigh 180 lbs with gear. These are bombproof. After riding them for over a year now, ripping through rock gardens, drops, and jumps here in Santa Barbara, racing Downieville, riding Mt. Fromme in Vancouver, pinch flats, and so on, I have never had to get them trued. NOT ONCE. A+.

And damn, these wheels look so NICE.

HOWEVER... the guys on here who bash the rear hub are right. Easton blew it on this one. As far as I can understand it (after living with a constantly loose, crunching rear hub and then finally rebuilding it) there is a design flaw in the hub. You can't remove the play at the rim without overloading the bearings and destroying them. Tighten the adjuster until you can't grip the hub and rock the it side-to-side, and no more. If you grip the rim, it will still have a noticeable wobble, but that's just something you've got to live with - if you tighten more you will quickly damage the bearings.

Five minus two for the rear hub, sorry Easton this one gets 3 FLAMIN' CHILIS.

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Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Price Paid:    $650.00

Purchased At:   Online

Similar Products Used:   Stock wheelsets on 2010 Trek Fuel EX7 and 2011 Specialized Stumpjumper FSR Elite

Bike Setup:   2011 Specialized Stumpjumper FSR Elite, Fox 150mm RLC fork with 15 QR, 725mm carbon bars, Specialized Butcher Control 2.3's

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by stumblemumble a Weekend Warrior from Santa Rosa, Ca

Date Reviewed: June 20, 2011

Strengths:    Weight, strength, spokes are not proprietary, UST tubeless, stiff, very sexy

Weaknesses:    Front axle changeability, rear axle changeability, price

Bottom Line:   
These are spot on for an AM rider under 180 to 200 lbs (my guess, I'm 145lbs). I beat the dung out of my Easton Havoc AM's for a few years and they were still true when I sold them, I expect these to do the same. This is due to Easton's acoustic tensioning, they stay true.
I haven't had enough time on them to comment on the hub issue, but my Havoc hub bearings lasted a couple years with regular adjustment. I think that may be a big part of people's problems, Easton hubs do need to be checked and tightened regularly but given that they should last as long as any other. They use Enduro bearings same as many other manufacturers.
The tubeless setup on these is cake, they've taken my (non-tubeless) Schwalbes and WTB's with a floor pump, just seat one side with a tube in first.
Points lost because you can't swap 15 and 20mm front axles or 10 and 12mm rears. 5 on value for the price I paid, they were selling on Competitive for under $500 for a while too.
I'll update if I have bearing issues. One more thing is Easton customer service is great, I've used them twice and they've just sent a new part no questions asked.

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Favorite Trail:   Annadel

Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $500.00

Purchased At:   New in box on Craigs

Similar Products Used:   Mavic D321, Easton Havoc AM, Stans ZTR

Bike Setup:   Turner 5 Spot

Overall Rating:1
Value Rating:2
Submitted by jl776 a Cross Country Rider from SF Bay, CA

Date Reviewed: June 11, 2011

Strengths:    Carbon rim looks really well made, tires mount easily. Quality spokes.

Weaknesses:    Hubs! are garbage.

Bottom Line:   
This review is for the Carbon wheels. I believe they share the same hubs as the aluminum ones.
The hubs have been totally unreliable. In the three or so months I've had them they have been back for warranty twice. After every ride there is a knock in the front and rear hub, this is followed by notchy bearings. Gently tightening the preload adjusters takes it away until after the next ride. All the bearings have been replaced once, and the rear is rough and notchy again. I dont know what the problem really is, I just know that these wheels were extremely expensive, and the bottom line is they don't even fulfill their basic function.
My brother has the aluminum havens, same hubs. He has replaced the bearings in the rear hub once already, the wheel is now at easton for repair again.
A friend's wheels have the same symptoms, but he hasn't sent them in yet.
Sure the warranty is good, but why would you bother-there are plenty of other choices out there that will spare you the headache. Easton is marketing these things heavily, I don't think they have designed a quality hub and that lets these down big time. For one of the most expensive wheelsets on earth, this is totally unacceptable, and I feel ripped off, even with the warranty. Rating reflects the sour taste I have about a crazy expensive wheelset that doesn't really function.
I have little faith at this point there is a fix that will make these trouble free.

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Favorite Trail:   many

Duration Product Used:   3 months

Purchased At:   online

Similar Products Used:   mavic crossmax st, DT Swiss

Bike Setup:   6", coil springs, big tires. I ride three or so times a week.

Overall Rating:1
Value Rating:1
Submitted by thetoque a Cross Country Rider from Squamish

Date Reviewed: June 4, 2011

Strengths:    Stays true

Weaknesses:    Garbage freehub made of kleenex. Completely inadequately engineered hub construction. Disgusting.

Bottom Line:   
After 15 rides, my freehub stripped out in the middle of an important race. Left me unable to finish, and completely ruined my series and my year. This was my one year to race, and now it is ruined thanks to this defective substandard piece of overpriced garbage. I cannot believe I paid top dollar for these wheels, and they failed utterly and completely when it mattered most. I don't even push big gears; I spin the easiest gear possible. Everything was adjusted and installed to specifications. Yet, the freehub stripped out leaving my gears spinning without producing any forward momentum after about 20 hours in the saddle in total. This is disgraceful. There is absolutely no excuse for this level of shoddy workmanship, and I can never trust Easton as a company ever again in my life.

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Favorite Trail:   Word of Mouth

Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $700.00

Purchased At:   Colorado Cyclist

Similar Products Used:   Mavic Crossmax, Deore XT

Bike Setup:   Santa Cruz Tallboy with SRAM X0

Overall Rating:1
Value Rating:1
Submitted by chelenegra a Weekend Warrior

Date Reviewed: December 8, 2010

Strengths:    none, looks maybe.

Weaknesses:    The rear hub sucks big time, at first I noticed the QR would come loose, changed it to a Mavic one and solved the issue. Then started noticing some play that wouldn't be fixed with the preload adjuster. Took it to my LBS (great service) and they changed the bearings and called the Easton rep because there was still play and guess what they got from him? "That small play is acceptable" Whaaaatttt????? you are talking about an almost $800 wheelset if you pay full price. My LBS is going to try to get a new axle even if I have to pay for it and see if that fixes the problem. I feel bad that so many good people that might work at Easton are represented by these a.......s. My LBS says that I'm not the only one.

Bottom Line:   
Don't waste your money, get a set of Hopes.

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Favorite Trail:   L woods

Duration Product Used:   6 months

Price Paid:    $750.00

Purchased At:   universal cycles

Similar Products Used:   Hopes on Arches, Mavic crossmax st both great wheelsets.

Bike Setup:   Tallboy

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