Easton EA90 XC UST Wheelset

Easton EA90 XC UST Wheelset 

DESCRIPTION

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:

USER REVIEWS

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[Jul 12, 2017]
James Wyatt
Cross Country Rider

Strength:

Light, strong, look great

Weakness:

bearing adjustment / life

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.

Similar Products Used:

Mavic Crossride, trad wheels based on Hope Evo hubs

OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
5
[Apr 01, 2016]
Greg
Cross Country Rider

Strength:

Light, strong, easy tubeless setup, look cool!

Weakness:

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

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!

Similar Products Used:

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

OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
5
[May 07, 2013]
Aussie Rider

Strength:

Rims are very strong

Weakness:

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

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
2
VALUE
RATING
2
[Nov 13, 2012]
MTBforlife
All Mountain Rider

Strength:

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

Weakness:

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

These wheels are awesome. Enough said.

Similar Products Used:

I have always built my own wheels

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
[Apr 08, 2012]
colinb
Cross Country Rider

Strength:

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

Weakness:

none that ive found

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

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
[Apr 12, 2011]
MRI_TEK
Racer

Strength:

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.

Weakness:

none yet

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.

Similar Products Used:

Bontrager Rythm Elite

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
4
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