Easton Havoc DH Disc Wheelset

4.2/5 (5 Reviews)
MSRP : $318.00

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Product Description

Easton's Havoc DH Wheels are designed for serious abuse. By that we mean, go downhill as often as possible, as fast as possible, over the gnarliest terrain you can find. If they're good enough for Team Lapierre's World Cup racers like former world champ Nico Vouilloz and superfast Kiwi Sam Blenkinsop, then you can be sure that you can give 'em hell on your local DH track.Where other wheels might fall short on the details, Easton made sure to build the Havoc DH wheels with a few tricks that make them mega durable. Of course, they run on sealed cartridge bearings, but what interests us is that Easton doubles the bearings on the brake side of the front wheel and on the drive side of the rear -- exactly where the most abuse and strain is exerted on each, respectively. Easton chose to make the rims super wide at 32mm in order to fit the big 2.5-2.7" downhill tires that'll get you to the bottom of the course without flatting. The alloy rims have stainless eyelets on the spoke holes to add durability. The eyelets also make truing easier due to their hard surface against which the spoke nipples turn. The single butted stainless steel spokes are custom drawn to Easton's spec by DT Swiss, and their 2.3mm hub end makes them supremely durable to ward against unexpected breakage.The Easton Havoc DH 26" Disc Wheelset is all Black from the hubs to the rims. The front hub is designed to accept a 20mm thru-axle, and the rear is configured for a 12x150mm thru-axle. Rim strips are included.

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Overall Rating:2
Value Rating:2
Submitted by Chris a Downhiller

Date Reviewed: August 19, 2013

Strengths:    Affordable, 150mm rear is stiff, Not too heavy

Weaknesses:    Weak, rim dents easily, get out of true easy, spokes shear off the nipples easily, one-off Easton spokes (hard to find and not cheap)

Bottom Line:   
These wheels were great, for about one riding season. They were kept true and the rim dented easily. (I have one dent in the front rim and about 5 separate dents or wheel hops in the rear). I blew 3 spokes in one day due to the spokes shearing at the nipple. Had to replace with non-Easton spokes since the one-off Easton spokes are pretty hard to find (have to specially order them).

These were used for DH specifically at Northstar and now they are toast. Like the old saying goes, you get what you pay for...Similarly, a buddy of mine got his new this season and has dented his Havoc rims after 3 weekends of riding.

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Duration Product Used:   1.5 seasons of DH

Purchased At:   Jenson

Bike Setup:   Intense 951 with Easton Havoc DH wheels

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Rob-Bob a Downhiller

Date Reviewed: November 4, 2012

Strengths:    Strong rims, lite, you can get these for a good price if you watch for deals online

Weaknesses:    Bearings in rear hub develope slop after a short time.

Bottom Line:   
I have been riding these wheels for 2 seasons. I have not had to have either the front or rear trued yet and I am a heavy rider (225lbs.). the only issue I have had is with the bearings in the rear hub. I along with 2 of my friends ride these wheels and all of us have had the rear wheel bearings develope slop after riding them for a short period of time. if it wasn't for this issue I would have given these a 5 out of 5

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Favorite Trail:   snowshoe, w.v.

Duration Product Used:   2 years

Price Paid:    $350.00

Purchased At:   Pricepoint

Similar Products Used:   Transition revolution wheels

Bike Setup:   Canfield Jedi with Marzocchi 888's

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by crom_co@yahoo.com a Downhiller from Iligan City

Date Reviewed: March 12, 2011

Strengths:    strong hubs. Solid rims. awesome spoke design. One of a kind wheelset. perfect combination and perfect build.

Weaknesses:    Hard to find spokes. Price to pay for a one of a kind wheelset but still no regrets.

Bottom Line:   
Greatest wheelset ever. Don't get one so it would still be one of a kind. hahahaha!

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Favorite Trail:   anywhere

Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Price Paid:    $300.00

Purchased At:   ebay

Similar Products Used:   M475 hubs and alex rims

Bike Setup:   Marin quake, marz 888, shimano saint groupo, nevegal front and rear tires

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by reno83 a Weekend Warrior from san diego, ca

Date Reviewed: June 8, 2010

Strengths:    light and stiff

Weaknesses:    none so far

Bottom Line:   
Bought them online at 55% off retail.

These wheels are stiff and light for DH wheels. i've ridden them really hard and they are still true, unlike my DT Swiss on my AM bike that need truing every 10 rides or so.

i had a pinch flat once and didn't realize it until it was too late (it's hard to tell even on rocky terrain when you have 9" of travel and going at high speeds). i applied the brakes before a drop off and started skidding, this is when i realized i was running flat. i couldn't stop in time and was forced to drop. landed pretty hard and was sure i screwed up the rim, but when i finally stopped and inspected the wheel, the paint wasn't even chipped.

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Favorite Trail:   Noble Canyon

Duration Product Used:   6 months

Price Paid:    $400.00

Purchased At:   JensonUSA

Bike Setup:   Specialized Demo 9

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by azkid a Downhiller from united states

Date Reviewed: June 2, 2010

Strengths:    light weight, straight pull spokes, great deginged hubs, super gnarly hoops, 28 spokes!!!!!!

Weaknesses:    haven't found any

Bottom Line:   
these wheels are bomb!!! if you cant afford those crazy mavics and still want a great wheel set these are for you. super light durrable havn't trued them at all and are still spinning straight.

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Favorite Trail:   anywhere

Duration Product Used:   6 months

Price Paid:    $800.00

Purchased At:   local bike shop

Similar Products Used:   mavic deemax's

Bike Setup:   gaint glory 0

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