Easton EA70 wheelsets - clincher

4/5 (2 Reviews)
MSRP : $500.00

Product Description

Easton EA70 Road Wheel is the number one way to get a set of premier aftermarket wheels for non-stratospheric pricing. The very same features found on much more expensive wheels are here on the EA70. Easton's new V5 Hub, 70 Series rim and 20/24 Spoke coun

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Overall Rating:3
Value Rating:3
Submitted by Josh a Road Racer

Date Reviewed: April 5, 2014

Strengths:    Stiff, some-what aero, light and look fantastic.

Weaknesses:    These wheels will shoot spokes off when you're not even riding it. Once one spoke goes the wheel is pretty done. Made it one year. Easton replaced it. Replacement only made it six months. LBS says to try a Shimano c24 next.

Bottom Line:   
Buy it if you're easy on your wheels. If you're looking for a replacement for your original wheelset that you killed, pick again! You'll probably kill these wheels before you know it.

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Price Paid:    $600.00

Similar Products Used:   Bontrager race

Bike Setup:   2013 Madone 5 Series

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Lauras a Recreational Rider

Date Reviewed: March 16, 2013

Strengths:    Strong, Stiff, Semi-Aero

Weaknesses:    Non-bladed spokes, weight (for the MSRP price, but they are not heavy IMO). Front skewer makes noise under load.

Bottom Line:   
Picked these up as new bike take-offs. I read about troubles some folks were having of before 2012 production, these are 2012 and are good. Got them when I was 195lbs, now down to 182. 800 miles on the now, no problems. Spin smooth, took some serious abuse but no broken spokes or flats. Some riders in my group use these for cyclecross and also had good experience. I think, the semi aero rim was intended to balance out a drag created by 24/28 round spokes. Overall they feel neutral - good for climbing, good for flats, rough roads but they are by no means aero. No flex. The rim width, and the edge of the rim lip is wider than my other wheels. I hit the concrete construction hole with my rear wheel, foot deep with sharp edge on the impact. One of those hits where you wonder if you left the other half of the bike with it. No flat, no damage, remained true. Was following someone and they didn't call it out. Forgot about same hole few weeks later with my AMC Aero 420 3 and got a snake bite in the tube from the rim. Same tire and pressure on both wheels. So, for daily beating, long distance touring these are reliable. Not sure if I would race with them but for the price/durability/weight they are an excellent choice.

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Price Paid:    $300.00

Purchased At:   craiglist

Similar Products Used:   Mavic Aksium, Shimano RS80, DT Swiss 1700, American Classic Aero 420 3, American Classic Victory 30, Reynolds DV46T

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