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  • Easton EA90 RT Road Wheelset 2013
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Easton EA90 RT Road Wheelset

Improved ride quality, better cornering traction, fewer flats; these are just a few reasons to ride road tubeless. Easton engineers recognized these benefits and saw an opportunity to make a better road tubeless wheel system using some of the technology that’s made Easton’s UST mountain wheels category leaders.

The EA90 RT wheelset utilizes a proprietary rim design that holds a road tubeless bead securely even at pressures less than 100psi and holds an airtight seal between the rim and tire. A 17.5-milimeter internal rim width provides an improved tire profile for added stability and even better flat resistance. We didn’t skimp on details with the road tubeless: The wheels rely on our sealed cartridge bearing R4 hubs, alloy freewheel and Sapim stainless spokes. As with all Easton wheels, the EA90 RT is entirely hand-built and acoustically tuned so it stays straight and true longer.

Easton EA90 RT Road Wheelset Specifications:

  • Cassette Type: N/A
  • Finish: Brushed Black Rim, Black Ano Hub
  • Type: clincher
  • Wheel Size: No
  • Rim Material: No
  • Rim Depth: 24.5mm
  • Internal Rim Width: 17.5mm
  • External Rim Width: 22mm
  • Spokes: Sapim double-butted black
  • Front Spoke Pattern: 20, radial
  • Rear Spoke Pattern: 24, radial NDS, 2-cross DS
  • Braking Surface: Machined Aluminum
  • Nipple Type / Color: Alloy / Black
  • Nipples Front: No
  • Nipples Rear Drive side: No
  • Nipples Rear Non-Drive Side: No
  • Front Hub Type: R4
  • Rear Hub Type: R4
  • Bearing Type: Sealed Cartridge

Buy Easton EA90 RT Road Wheelset from Chain Reaction Cycles, the World’s Largest Online Bike Store.

  • Colour: Black
  • Wheel Size: 700c
  • Option: Dura-Ace Freehub, Shimano/SRAM Freehub
  • Speed: 8/9/10 Speed
Rated 5 out of 5 by 5 reviewers.
Rated 5 out of 5 by A revelation in revolution I got the one with the Dura Ace Hubs last year as the Shimano/SRAM ran out. The Dura Ace Hubs can only be fitted with Dura Ace cassettes OR Ultegra 6700. Despite the slight inconvenience ( I can't use my 105 cassette), it was worth the money. Felt very light, and rolled soo smoothly. Picked up and maintained above 35kmh easily (especially if you tailgate a fat bloke) 28 March 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by High Quality set of wheels My intention when buying these wheels was to reduce the weight and improve the rolling speed over the OEM wheels fitted to my bike. Bought them in one of CRC's sales so they were very good value for money. I have to say the wheels far exceeded my expectations in most aspects... The increased speed was maybe not as much as I was hoping for, but then maybe I was hoping for too much... I paired the wheels with 25mm Conti GP4000S std clincher tyres; so as yet I am not taking advantage of the tubeless capability. The wheels are about 600grams lighter than the OEM wheels they were replacing, so I'm very pleased with the weight saving. The wheels are stiffer and more aerodynamic then the wheels I was replacing, which was very pleasing. One point I wasn't expecting was the improvement in ride quality... These wheels give an amazingly smooth ride. They take away so much road vibration; they make long distances a breeze. 19 March 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by they are a really stiff wheel !! I bough these wheels at christmas and i've only just put them on for summer. They are really fast and stiff more suited to a heavier attacking rider ! and if you're running shimano as long as you have a 10 speed 105 and above cassette you can fit dura ace fitment as i have !! 16 March 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 Massive upgrade on stock wheels I purchased this wheel set to replace the mavic askium wheelset that came stock with my bike. I have to say that I was blown away by the difference between them. I was expecting the easton ea90 wheels to be much better when climbing but I'd not realised how much ore comfortable they would be, and how much faster they are on the flat and downhill. Bearings are super smooth and the extra couple of mm in width has made my 23c tures run like a 25c. I purchased the dura ace freehub as the standard sram/shimano freehub wasn't available. CRC staff couldn't guarantee that this would work with the 105 cassette that I was running but thankfully I had no problems. The price I paid was similar to lower lever kyserium wheels but the performance is significantly better. At their current price and with the latest extra 10% off, you'd be silly to look elsewhere. If you are going to buy this wheelset, don't forget to buy yourself a 19th cone spanner. The bearings on the rear wheel needed tensioning slightly when I received them and easton recommend that you need to check this every 1000 or so miles. Very easy and quick adjustment that anyone can make in seconds. 27 January 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by A more comfortable winter ride. I tend to do a lot of cycling on back country roads to avoid traffic but the inconvenience is more dirt, a rougher ride and punctures. So I decided to invest in these Road Tubeless wheels with Hutchinson Intensive tires (the latter apparently used in the Northern classics). They do the job! Smoother over the rough tarmac and so far no flats. Contrary to other reviews I've read, the intensives were not too difficult to get over the Easton rims. I performed the task indoors in the warm, used a 50% mixture of washing up liquid/water and wore gardening gloves to work the tires over the rims. I didn't need to revert to leavers with a risk of breaking the beads. The tires bedded onto rims using a foot pump (didn't need a CO 2 blast) and held the air at 7 bars. I added sealing fluid as additional protection against flats. Please note: the valves that are supplied with the wheels do not have a removable core so I purchased a set of Hutchinson's which allow for easy injection of fluid with a syringe. 04 January 2014
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Tyre Size and Type ?

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I recently purchased a BMC Gran Fondo which comes supplied with these wheels and a pair of 28mm "Continental GP 4-Season 700×28C Folding"...these seem a bit wide for my liking.....would these wheels also accommodate 25mm and 23mm ? Do you recommend any particular brand of tyre which are more suited as these are tubeless wheels ?

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With a 17mm inner rim width these wheels will accept 700c tyres ranging from 25c to 37c without any trouble (23c and 40c tyres would be pushing the limits of the sidewalls, but would likely still run ok).
These rims are happt to run tubeless tyres or standard clincher/tube setups; with the number of tubeless road tyres still in the minority at present, a standard tyre and tube approach is well worth considering.
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I have these wheels and fitted GP4000S 25mm tyres. they fit perfectly. I'm sure 23 mm would fit just as well.
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Cassette compatibility with Dura-Ace Freehub

Is the Dura-Ace Freehub compatible with Shimano Dura-Ace 7900 10 Speed Road Cassette?
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This cassette is fine to run on the Dura-Ace freehub variant.
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Yes, as well as the Ultegra 6700, but not the 105 5700
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Yes; these rims will accept a conventional tube and clincher tyre setup without any trouble. Your GP4000s should fit fine.
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Yes they are as I first used the conti 4000's on these wheels before I received the Hutchinson intensive tubeless for winter riding. However, the Easton RT wheels are designed for tubeless with all the advantages that come along with them: fewer flats, smoother ride... I'll be ordering Hutchinson ultras (much lighter than intensive) for the summer months.
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11 speed Shimono?

Is this wheel set compatible with the Ultegra 6800 groupset? Which hub is best for this set - Durace or Shimano/SRAM?
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These wheels are only 11-speed for the Campagnolo option; the Ultegra 6800 groupset is not compatible with these wheels.
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The Dura Ace hub is only compatible with the Dura Ace 10-speed specific cassette models.
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The conventional Shimano/SRAM Freehub option is applicable with this cassette.
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This wheelset weighs 1,720g with the QR Skewers (which are included).

The rims are 'clincher' for use with conventional tubes and tyres.
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I have a Specialized Roubaix Sport, with Tiagra 10 cassette. I'm contemplating upgrading my wheelset and I'm wondering if the Dura-ace free hub will fit my current set up?
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No, the standard spline Shimano/SRAM option is what you require.

The Dura Ace wheel is only for the 10-speed specific deep section cassettes with the deeper splines.
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Will these wheels fit a 9 speed shimano tiagra cassette?
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The SRAM/SHIMANO freehub option can run a 9-speed Tiagra cassette.
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rider's weight limit ??

kindly advise what the rider's weight-limit is, for this wheelset... thanks
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Easton do not list a rider weight limit for their wheels and advise that their current wheels (2000 and onwards) do not have a rider weight limit ; what this means (essentially) is that they will not break if properly maintained. If you are over 110Kg they may potentially need trued more often, but otherwise should be fine.
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