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Customer reviews for Easton EA90 XC Rear Wheel

Easton EA90 XC Rear Wheel

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Customer reviews for Easton EA90 XC Rear Wheel
Review 1 for Easton EA90 XC Rear Wheel
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Pipkin
Country:United Kingdom
Age:35-44
Style:Mountain Biking
Experience:Expert
Gender:Male
It was bought:Online

Light and Strong - but expensive.

PostedJanuary 19, 2013
Yes, I recommend this product.
Pros: Good quality, Lightweight, Looks great
Cons: Expensive
I bought these wheels to replace the stock wheelset on my Lapierre Zesty and thus far I have been really impressed. The whole wheelset weighs in at sub 1600g - which is amazingly light. They are easy to fit a mutlitude of tyres on and inflate tubeless with ease.
I'm running a Rubber Queen (Conti) tyre on the front wheel which is quite volumous. It sits well on these rims without "rolling". The rims are sufficiently wide to house it sensibly. A good thing for trail tyes.
Spoke tension is great, the wheels are ultra stiff which is even more impressive given their weight. Hubs seem well sealed and spin beautifully despite the best efforts of our British weather.
I've read in magazines that there have been some issues with Easton Freehubs. I've had mine on for best part of a year now, and covered around 600 miles in that time. No issues. There was a very slight amount of play in the wheel but Easton have a self tensioning device which you simply tighten up a notch with a couple of cone spanners. Took 30 seconds and the wheel is back to it's tight smooth rolling self once more. Very happy!
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