The EC90 SLX was developed as the ultimate lightweight weapon for Easton's sponsored athletes. This sub 1,200-gram carbon wheelset is prized for amazing climbing prowess and smooth, dependable braking surface. These are the wheels that carried Cadel Evans (BMC Racing Team) into the yellow jersey at the Tour de France, la Maglia Rosa at the Giro d'Italia and victory at the rugged spring classic Fleche-Wallonne. Look for the EC90 SLX to shine when the world's biggest races hit the high mountains.
Shallow, 24-millimeter deep Easton carbon rims combine blisteringly-fast acceleration, compliant ride quality, precision braking and outstanding durability. R4 SL hubs feature alloy axles, axle caps and cassette bodies to shave 36-grams and utilize ceramic bearings for a smooth ride. Sapim double-butted spokes and alloy nipples cut weight even further without sacrificing durability. EC90 SLX wheels are entirely hand-built and acoustically tuned in Easton's own factory.
Cassette Type: No
Cassette Compatibility: SHIMANO/SRAM, CAMPY
Finish: UD CARBON
Rim Type: TUBULAR
Wheel Size: 700c
Rim Material: EASTON CARBON
Rim Depth: 24.9mm
Internal Rim Width: 21mm
External Rim Width: 21mm
Spokes: Sapim double-butted black
Rear Spoke Pattern: 24, radial NDS, 2-cross DS
Braking Surface: CARBON
Nipple Type/Color: RED ALLOY
Nipples Rear Drive side: No
Nipples Rear Non-Drive Side: No
Rear Hub Type: R4SL
Bearing Type: SEALED CARTRIDGE
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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