Easton EA70 wheelsets - tubular

3.63/5 (24 Reviews)
MSRP : $525.00

Product Description

A workhorse performance wheel if ever there were, the EA70 X tubular plays a supporting role for Easton's...

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Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Ted a Recreational Rider

Date Reviewed: July 10, 2013

Strengths:    Reliable, wide/high profile

Weaknesses:    weight, cross-winds

Bottom Line:   
My BMC Race Machine came with these wheels. I've logged about 3,000 miles on these rims over some very dodgy desert roads with no issues whatsoever -- never broke a spoke, never even needed to true them. And I weigh >200 lbs.

My only qualms is that they are not the best wheels to be on a heavy cross-wind, no doubt a factor of their higher profile.

I haven't had any issues with these rims, but I did deal with Easton customer service when they offered a bearing upgrade for my Havoc mtb rims. I found them to be a pleasure to deal with.

Overall Rating:2
Value Rating:2
Submitted by dan greene

Date Reviewed: January 17, 2013

Strengths:    Excellent lateral rigidity for relatively light weight wheels

Weaknesses:    I'm 140 lbs. but after 1.000 miles, I started breaking spokes both front and rear and not at rim/nipple or hub, but in the middle of the spoke! - can't ever recall that in 30 years of cycling. T he Velomax wheels that preceeded the EA 70's were bulletproof. Seems like Easton may have cut corners when they chose spoke vendors.

Bottom Line:   
Last time I'll ever buy an Easton wheel.

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by curt

Date Reviewed: December 4, 2012

Strengths:    light, quick, responsive, smooth, a pleasure to ride

Weaknesses:    Really haven't found any yet

Bottom Line:   
Purchased these wheels at the beginning of this season - but almost pulled back due to many of the reviews on this site. I got a great price so decided to give them a try. I am a 6"3" 195lb rider - 64cm steel frame, full Ultegra groupo, replaced Richie's. I put just over 2000 miles on these wheels this summer and enjoyed them all. No issues with spokes, hubs or brakes - very smooth, secure cornering, etc. - glad I tried them.

Overall Rating:2
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Rob Scott a Recreational Rider

Date Reviewed: October 6, 2012

Strengths:    If purchased carefully, good value to cost ratio. But ...

Weaknesses:    Front hub design.

Bottom Line:   
Have owned Easton Circuits with no problems (no spoke breakage). But the newer EA70 wheels (mine are 2010) are lighter and I have had brake pulsing (shudder) with the front wheel (road and V brakes). No obvious reason (no rim defect, rim is very true) but, there is a definite heavy spot in the rim at the join (weld) and the front axle is just two light inserts held in place by small O-rings (it is not a true solid axle). This looks like a weak point that may not hold the wheel very tightly and thus be responsible for the shudder. Be sure that the skewer is quite tight. No issues with the rear wheel or any spokes. I would not buy these again, knowing the front hub design.

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Similar Products Used:   Easton Circuits

Bike Setup:   Look 566 with Ultegra

Overall Rating:3
Value Rating:3
Submitted by Feetay a Triathlete

Date Reviewed: February 11, 2012

Strengths:    Light enough for training wheel.

Weaknesses:    Spokes break at drop of a hat

Bottom Line:   
EA 70's came with the bike purchase. Have had the bike for nearly six months and today I have a broken spoke. Just riding along a flat section when 'ping' and the wheel was wobbling from side to side. I had Shimano 540 wheels on my previous Giant TCR2 and never had a spoke break in 6 years riding despite in their last days the spokes were pitted and rusting. Perhaps I was spoiled by such bulletproof wheelset. I replaced them with Fulcrum 5's and after 12months no broken spokes either. I hope this is not a sign of things to come.

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Similar Products Used:   Shimano WH-R540
Fulcrum 5

Bike Setup:   BMC RM01, SRAM Red

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