Easton EC90 SLX wheelsets - tubular

4.2/5 (5 Reviews)
MSRP : $1600.00


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Product Description

At 1198 grams these wheels are born to climb yet incredibly stiff for amazing versatility. Much of the low weight is due to the use of 24.9mm deep Carbon tubular rims. Performance and durability is further increased thanks to grade 3 Hybrid Ceramic bearings. R4 SL freehub body leaves only the splines needed for transmission for weight savings up to 22 grams non SL freehub body has standard bearings and splines. Red alloy nipples. Sapim double butted black spokes 18 Front 24 Rear. Radia...


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User Reviews

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

Date Reviewed: July 6, 2010

Strengths:    Light and Strong. No weight limit. Tubular.

Weaknesses:    ......crickets....

Bottom Line:   
I am very impressed with this wheelset. I have been using them for the last year in western Washington. I have about 300 hours on the wheels and they are still round and true. This is my first tubular wheelset and the ride/handling upgrade is also enormous. 165psi feels like a clincher at 110. The wheel tire combo really smooths out the road and makes my BMC pro machine a joy to ride. Did i mention that I weigh two 250 pounds? Potholes, rr tracks, bunny hops up and down curbs and over obstacles...no problemo. I especially love the virtual lack of feedback from side to side swings and the inevitable variable acceleration/deceleration when climbing hard out of the saddle on steep grades. It's hard enough to fight Mr. Gravity. Fighting your wheels is insult to injury. Descending really fast is no problem. Be ready for a wheel that responds instantly to rider input. If you're confident the wheels deliver like a thoroughbred. I come from the Thor school of precise mathematical descending and with my mass advantage combined can usually catch the mountain goats on the downhill. Fun! Can't make sense out of negative review. I regularly crank over a thousand watts into these wheels in sprints with nary a problem.

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Favorite Ride:   Olympic Penninsula loop

Price Paid:    $875.00

Purchased At:   crit-racer/ebay

Similar Products Used:   mavic ksyrium elite. vintage NISI tubulars for my sunday bike.

Bike Setup:   BMC SLC01 pro machine. 58cm. Easton ec90 stem/bars/seatpost. FSA K-Force light crank/exo bb. Dura Ace 7800 gruppo.


Overall Rating:1
Value Rating:3
Submitted by willbsoon a Recreational Rider

Date Reviewed: July 21, 2009

Strengths:    they spin up very quick nice and light too

Weaknesses:    Radial spoke design is weak

Bottom Line:   
I have rode these wheels for a little over 6 months now and have had nothing but problems. i weight in at 180 pound and i keep breaking the wheels in sprints. i broke the front wheel in an uphill sprint about 4 months into use. Also I broke the rear wheel tonight in a sprint. When you are going 35+mph the last thing you need is spokes breaking

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Price Paid:    $600.00

Purchased At:   winter haven bike sh

Bike Setup:   Cadd9 with dura ace grouppo


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

Date Reviewed: July 15, 2009

Strengths:    Price, weight, durability, quality.



Weaknesses:    none as of yet

Bottom Line:   
Bought these wheels aganist many laughs from riding retards I cycle with. I read these wheels have a 275 lbs rider limit and at the time of my purchase I chubbyed up to 230 lbs (it was great). I have been shocked at how the wheels have performed. Skepticism aside I have cosistantly taken these wheels over many colorado mtn passes and have exceeded 55 mph many times and have hit some serious road damage with not one problem. I now hit the scales at 205 lbs and these wheels rocket me up the climbs like you can't imagine. Now my retard buddies cosistantly cry I have an unfair advantage. I use these wheels every day on every ride. I was going to give these wheels to my wife and use her Excel Sports hand builts if they couldnt handle my weight but not now!

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Favorite Ride:   triangle

Price Paid:    $800.00

Purchased At:   ebay

Similar Products Used:   Mavic hand builts, Excel Sports hand builts

Bike Setup:   cervelo r3, sram red, easton carbon cranks, easton post, easton slx 90 fork, PRO stealth carbon stem bar combo.


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

Date Reviewed: May 1, 2009

Strengths:    Everything about them, Light weight, spin up quick, silky smooth durable hubs. The carbon they use for the rims is absolutely bomb proof. They make Zipps look like glass slippers. And at a reasonable price.

Weaknesses:    None so far after 2000 miles of daily beatings.

Bottom Line:   
I bought these wheels to get back to riding on tubular tires last summer. I initially tried a set of Zipp 202's, and was very disappointed with durability issues, hubs and rims, forget it. The Easton's; wow, light weight, beautifully built, and effortless. Easton has gone well out of it's way to build a great set wheels. The rims so far are pretty much bomb proof riding in the city. I am using Continental Sprinter tires, the new black chili versions with out any trouble at all. Hand built and perfect out of the box, have never in 2000 miles needed a truing of any kind. I weigh 200. I am really happy I have these wheels. Highly Recommended.
I ride them every day about 20-25 miles without any problems at all. I am starting to think that Easton's carbon may be the very best. Considering the research they do using it for their other sporting product lines. I have become a big fan. Buy a set of their wheels and you will see what I mean very quickly.

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Favorite Ride:   Anywhere

Purchased At:   The Bike Shop Glen E

Similar Products Used:   Zipp 202's, Mavic,

Bike Setup:   BMC SLC01
Campagnolo Record 10spd
Thomson stems and seatpost
Easton EC90slx bars, great bars by the way


Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Ghost Tree Rider a Road Racer

Date Reviewed: November 1, 2008

Strengths:    Speed: After mounting the wheels and putting my bike on the stand (supported under the top tube), I came back ten minutes later to find the front wheel still spinning! The wheels I have are '08 wheels with the non-ceramic-bearing R4 hubs. Who needs ceramic the way these spin? I feel that with these wheels and tubulars that I am a gear higher on flats that with my Campy Euros clinchers.
Light weight: At just over 1100 grams for the pair there aren't a lot of lighter wheels out there-- especially for the price. They put my Look 595 into under 16 lbs.


Weaknesses:    They seem a little flexible laterally in low-gear out-of-the-saddle climbs, but the feathery-light weight seems to make up for that. Need carbon-specific brake pads.

Bottom Line:   
Fantastic. They are so light and noticeably fast. I'm running Vittoria Evo Corsa CX tires and at the Starbucks stop on our Saturday ride, nobody had a front wheel/tire combo that came anywhere close to the lightweight of the Eastons.

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Favorite Ride:   Ghost Tree Riders Pebble Beach loop

Price Paid:    $1000.00

Bike Setup:   Look 595, Campagnolo Record, Vittoria Corsa Evo CX tubluars, Tufo Extreme glue tape, Campy brake pads for Bora wheels



Reviews 1 - 5 (5 Reviews Total)

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Easton EC90 SLX 'Ergo' Handlebars

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Help with EC90 SLX expander plug...

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Easton EC90 SLX vs Dura Ace 7850-C24-TU

I currently ride the Dura Ace 7850-C24-TU as my main wheelset, I like it a lot, light stiff, great hubs. I am looking for an equivalent wheelset for my Colnago C-40 that is full Campagnolo Record. I would like something at the same level and price range as the Dura Ace 7850-C24-TU. Hyperons ... Read More »

Easton EC90 SLX Handlebar - anyone use this?

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