Easton EA90 SL wheelsets - clincher

3.46/5 (26 Reviews)
MSRP : $900.00


Product Description

Easton EA90 SL Road Wheel is the undisputed workhorse in the Easton high-performance wheel lineup. Same ECHO hub as wheels costing twice as much or more. Higher spoke counts front and rear with the ballistics-grade tubeless certified EA90 series rim make


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Overall Rating:1
Value Rating:1
Submitted by Jeff Caddock

Date Reviewed: July 25, 2014

Strengths:    Light weight

Weaknesses:    It's had to find spokes for replacements

Bottom Line:   
I have had nothing but trouble with these wheels. I have broken numerous spokes in the front wheel and on the anti drive side of the back wheel. There non reliable: you don't know if they'll get you home.


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

Date Reviewed: June 23, 2014

Strengths:    Light, strong, fast, durable, attracive.

Weaknesses:    None

Bottom Line:   
I have been riding these for a couple years and have put thousands of miles on them. I am 6'-1" and 210lbs and have not experienced any of the weakness's others have reported. Easy to adjust bearings and they stay properly adjusted. Spokes are strong and stable. Wheels are quick and smooth. Higher spoke count for a stronger more durable wheel.

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Favorite Ride:   Any

Price Paid:    $2000.00

Purchased At:   LBS

Similar Products Used:   Magic Aksium

Bike Setup:   Giant TCR Advanced, Shimano Ultegra, PRO Vibe S Bars, 3-T Stem, Fizik Antares saddle, Continental GP4000s tires.


Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Cycling Enthusiast

Date Reviewed: April 13, 2013

Strengths:    light, durable, fast

Weaknesses:    None...

Bottom Line:   
These are some great wheels. I was told by an Easton rep that they did have a problem when they received some bad spokes a while back, but that was all resolved. The wheels I got were after the spoke incident and they are awesome. Changed from my Mavic to the Easton EA90 SL's and I am very happy with them.


Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by T Connell

Date Reviewed: April 12, 2013

Strengths:    Light weight, Durable, Fast

Weaknesses:    None that I have experienced

Bottom Line:   
I have been riding the EA90 SL's for about seven months and could not be happier. I am 205lbs and these wheel are great on my Giant TCR Advanced 2.


Overall Rating:2
Value Rating:2
Submitted by Har

Date Reviewed: May 8, 2012

Strengths:    none

Weaknesses:    everything

Bottom Line:   
Being geneous here and giving these a 2 based only on the fact i rode them 5 months before i gave up on them and EASTON in general. This past weekend I bought a set of Mavic Ksyrium SL's. Here is the back story: My original purcahse was a set of Easton EA 90 SLX, but read on the SL's come in to play also.

4 broken spokes in 14 months on the SLX's and sent back to Easton for complete rebuilds each time. Front, rear, it didn't ' matter. They broke on both wheels. After the 4th time and Easton gave me the standard send the wheel back, I said enough is enough and sent back both wheels. Easton came through, they downgraded me to a new set of SL's not SLX's. At that point i took what they sent. I figured maybe with the extra spoke count i would be better off. Didn't happen. 5 months into the new set, the SL's broke a rear spoke. Shipped back to Easton, this was my 6th return, 5 on the SLX's and one on the SL's that i recently got directly from Easton as a replacement. Just confirmed last Friday the SL rear wheel was rebuilt and being shipped. To take care of the confidence i needed now that the SL rear wheel is on its way back i was at the bike shop the next day and left with my Cervelo and a new set of Mavic Ksyrium SL's. That's the confidence i needed. I refused to let myself put an Easton wheel set back on my bike. I was as patient as someone could be with these wheels, at times going 4 -6 weeks if not longer while i waited for a rebuild and having to use 10 year old trusty Cane Creek Volos as a backup. The shop and the group i ride with, believe me just based on my experience and being with me on group rides for all these broken spokes thinks they are junk and now so do I!

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Similar Products Used:   Mavic Elite, Cane Creek Volos, and now Mavic Ksyrium SL's replacing the Easton SUX's and Easton SL's

Bike Setup:   Cervelo RS, Ultegra, Mavic Ksyrium SL's, Conti's 4000 GP with some chili powder thrown in, Doric stem and post, Selle Flite gel



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Hey guys, I'm a CAT 4 racer that doesn't have a lot of funds to make a very expensive wheel purchase but would like to upgrade my wheels. I can't afford owning a training wheelset and a seperate dedicated racing wheelset. I'm 150lbs and race mainly crits and rolling road races. So my qu ... Read More »

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Fulcrum Racing 3 vs Easton EA90 SL vs Vuleta team V vs Williams System 30s

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