Easton EC70 SL Carbon wheelsets - clincher

4/5 (9 Reviews)
MSRP : $1400.00


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Product Description

Easton EC70 SL Road Wheel is the latest in cycling technology by the world leaders in sports equipment. Using the all new V5 hub system and featuring an alloy brake track and rim mounting surface, the EC70 is not only priced for your budget, but is also o


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Overall Rating:1
Value Rating:1
Submitted by Neil Ginter

Date Reviewed: February 21, 2012

Strengths:    light weight

Weaknesses:    reliability

Bottom Line:   
Nothing but problems with the rear wheel. A spoke broke for no apparent reason ( riding at about 15 mph on level smooth surfas), had to send the wheel back to Easton because it would not freewheel (they replaced all internal parts, bearings, adjusters, etc.). Finally, the rim separated at the same spot as the spoke broke. Easton would not repair under warranty. Cost $385.00 plus shipping. I have been a rider for over 40 years and have never had this kind of issue with any wheel, including the old Fiamme Yellow labels which were notorious for bending. I would not recommend these wheels as Easton will take no responsibility for a manufactuing defect. They should have replaced the wheel under warranty with all of the issues it had. Hopefully it will be OK now.


Overall Rating:3
Value Rating:3
Submitted by txscyclist a Commuter

Date Reviewed: February 12, 2012

Strengths:    1. The look is great
2. The sound of the freehub
3. The fact they are handbuilt


Weaknesses:    1. Straight pull spokesare hard to find
2. Axle and freehub notorioulsy come loose.
3. HEAVY!


Bottom Line:   
I worked at a bike shope for many years, We had a lot of problems with Easton's wheels, so after calling the Easton Rep, he made me a deal and sold me a pair of Easton EC 70's at cost in an effort to persuade me to suggest these wheels to my customers. I Weigh 200lbs and rode everywhere with these wheels for about a year. Within that year I broke one spoke, (no biggie as I am a technician), but the hubs would come loose, and the freehub body would also come loose. This was irritating but was not worthy of disliking the wheelset. I would say that if you do not know how to work on bicycles then this wheelset may be too complex to adjust considering that customers would can buy a Mavic Kysrium wheelset (although not carbon/aluminum) and ride 20,000 miles wihout the hub and freehub body coming loose. I like these wheels a lot, but with that being said, I still recommend the Mavic Kysirium line to my clientele.

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Favorite Ride:   Any and all

Purchased At:   Easton Direct

Similar Products Used:   Easton Circuit
Zipp 202's
Mavic K10


Bike Setup:   Merlin Extralight, full Dura Ace


Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by sacstateroad a Road Racer

Date Reviewed: February 4, 2011

Strengths:    Durability, stiffness, look good

Weaknesses:    none.

Bottom Line:   
These wheels are great! They are stiff and incredibly solid. I am 6'2" and 220 and these things are perfect for an all around wheel. I have had no problems anad they have styed true.

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Favorite Ride:   Twisty

Price Paid:    $600.00

Purchased At:   Pro Deal

Similar Products Used:   several stock wheels

Bike Setup:   Cannondale CAAD 9, 4. Sram Force, Red.


Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Faizel a Road Racer

Date Reviewed: December 1, 2010

Strengths:    Strong, Aero, Bling, Sound

Bottom Line:   
Awesome Awesome Wheels !!! Had set of Shimano Rs80's, and started breaking spokes, when I decided to change. I am 1.9m tall, and weigh 89kg. I wanted a wheel that I could race and do my weekend distance rides on. These wheels fit the bill perfectly.

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Favorite Ride:   Chappies - Cape Town - South Africa

Price Paid:    $700.00

Purchased At:   Chain Reaction

Bike Setup:   Cannondale Supersix 3, Ultegra, Shwalbe Ultremo's


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

Date Reviewed: September 8, 2010

Strengths:    Price, strong wheels, smooth, fast, look great.

Weaknesses:    None yet.

Bottom Line:   
Great wheelset and great addition to any bike. They are super smooth, quiet (compared to other wheels), strong, fast rolling. There wrapped in Michelin Krylion's and very happy. I used to get flats every time I went out, now none. The wheels that came on my bike where the Bontrager Race Lite entry level rim and very loud, no comparison. Roads in Upstate NY can be rough, will be a good test of there durability. These wheels were a great choice for someone looking upgrade but not wanting to pay out $1500+ on a set of wheels. Great wheelset...

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Favorite Ride:   Upstate NY

Price Paid:    $699.00

Purchased At:   Ebay

Similar Products Used:   Bontrager Race Lite, Bontrager Race XXX Lite, and whatever came on my last bikes.

Bike Setup:   2010 Trek Madone 5.2, full Ultegra, Easton EC70 wheelset, easton carbon EC90 Aero Handlebar.



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Easton EC70 SL Carbon Clinchers

Does anyone know anything about these wheels that Easton announced back in October at Interbike? I can't find anyting on Easton's website and I was wondering if they are even available yet. I'd like to see how they compare to Flashpoints FP40 and other carbon clinchers costing around $1200. I ... Read More »

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