Years of obsessive refinement and careful engineering have resulted in our lightest aluminum wheelset to date. The EA90 SLX is perfect for any ride or race that features significant changes in elevation. Despite its low mass, this featherweight packs all the dependability and durability that are the hallmarks of any Easton product. And these wheels are wicked light, thanks to Easton’s exclusive Gen 4 front and rear-specific rims. Gen 4 rims use Easton’s premium EA6X alloy and are fabricated with a reduced wall thickness, saving at least 61-grams over previous versions.
The EA90 SLX wheelset runs on sealed R4 SL hubs that feature smooth-running ceramic bearings, 7075 aluminum axles and a light alloy freehub. Like every one of Easton’s wheels, the EA90 SLX is entirely hand-built and acoustically tuned in Easton’s own factory.
Easton EA90 SLX Road Rear Wheel Specifications:
Finish: BLACK RIM, HUB, RED NIPPLES
Wheelset Weight: 1398g
Rim Type: CLINCHER
Wheel Size: 700c
Rim Material: EA6X
Rim Depth: F-21mm, R-25mm
Internal Rim Width: 15mm
External Rim Width: 20mm
Spokes: Sapim double-butted silver
Rear Spoke Pattern: 24, radial NDS, 2-cross DS
Braking Surface: MACHINED ALUMINUM
Nipple Type / Color: ALLOY RED
Nipples Rear Drive_side: No
Nipples Rear Non-Drive Side:No
Rear Hub Type: R4SL
Bearing Type: CERAMIC CARTRIDGE
Easton EA90 SLX Road Rear Wheel Technology:
We didn’t always make wheels, but once we started, we knew there were a few things that every Easton wheel would have to do: be durable, fill a specific purpose (like work great for the demands of trail riding), meet our stringent testing standards and stay true under conditions that reduce most wheels to something like a puddle.
In order to guarantee durability and incredible trueness, every wheel that you’ll see from Easton is 100% hand built and trued using our proprietary acoustic method. That’s right, our trained builders don’t judge a wheel as straight and round simply by watching it glide through a truing stand. No, they listen to the tone that each spoke makes when plucked. Even tones make for a wheel that’ll stay straight and round much longer than other methods.
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Rated 3 out of 5 by Rod31 inferior quality
Spokes break. Service and support from the manufacturer is non existing
24 September 2013
Rated 1 out of 5 by Anonymous Poor performance - snapping spokes
Great wheels that roll really well and are a great ride, unfortunately returned them twice because the rear spokes kept snapping, 3 in 300km of flat road riding. Finally, returned them and bought a set of Reynolds because the Easton's were just not reliable enough.
12 June 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Anonymous Great set of wheels
Bought the 2012 version at the end of last year. Not too many miles on them but the stay true, roll effortlessly and are of course very very light!
The aesthetics are great.
No spoke breakages yet (75kg male)
17 May 2013
Rated 1 out of 5 by Anonymous Rubbish
So they are light weight - problem is they are light weight as they are underbuilt - I've broken spokes twice on mine leaving me stranded - only done a total of 750 miles on them - warranty fixed them, but so what if you don't dare ride out of your street on them due to their unreliability - Avoid - buy Mavic or Shimano instead - light weight and RELIABLE
10 May 2013
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