Easton Vista wheelsets - clincher

3.71/5 (14 Reviews)
MSRP : $190.00

Product Description

  • Precision-sealed cartridge bearings
  • Steel-body internal ratchet mechanism
  • Nickle-plated brass front and rear nipples
  • 1797 grams weight

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Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Soundtallica a Road Racer

Date Reviewed: September 4, 2012

Strengths:    Looks, bombproof, hold momentum well, pretty aero, price

Weaknesses:    SLOWW to accelerate, freehub has slow engagement, weight (mine is 1800 grams), overall dulls the explosiveness of any bike

Bottom Line:   
There is nothing wrong with these wheels. They are your typical aero and fancy-looking low end wheels. They are bombproof as they have survived countless potholes, and they hold momentum very well on flats. Additionally they look good as well. However, I cannot stand these wheels as they are the slowest accelerating wheels I have ever ridden. The freehub engagement is terrible, which leads to a winding-up and delayed response when you stab at the pedals, and the Vistas aren't the lightest wheels either. I have ridden many wheels that are the same weight as these (Open Pros, Vector Comps, Pave SL's, Ritchey Aero, etc.) and all spin up better. In all, the Vistas are a good quality cheap training wheel with dull acceleration.

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Favorite Ride:   Anything with climbs

Similar Products Used:   Open Pros, Vector Comps, Pave SL's, Ritchey Aero, etc.

Bike Setup:   Parkpre Image Road

Overall Rating:3
Value Rating:4
Submitted by John Lake a Recreational Rider

Date Reviewed: May 15, 2010

Strengths:    For value wheels I was very happy with them prior to spokes going.

Weaknesses:    Spokes.

Bottom Line:   
Came standard with my 2008 Cervelo RS (I suspect Cervelo used these wheels to keep cost down?). Have not had any complaints until broke two spokes over course of two months. The last incident downhill at 75kph on a smooth road shook me as wheel buckled staight away, so fair to say lost confidence in them! Not sure what to replace them with though, as I am 93kg and need something strong and preferably lighter then the Vistas.

Overall Rating:1
Value Rating:1
Submitted by Nicholas Ian Tyson a Triathlete

Date Reviewed: August 5, 2009

Strengths:    poor

Weaknesses:    I got my old ones & more happier then with the new ones

Bottom Line:   
5'11 153lbs.
I own a set of 2004 Easton VISTA.
but, my cervelo came with a set of 2006 wheelset & rode like crap.
Bell bot out the easton.CO in 2005

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Favorite Ride:   Cervelo P2-SL

Purchased At:   Nytro.com

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by mikek a Commuter

Date Reviewed: July 31, 2009

Strengths:    Strong and Reliable
Not much maintenance required
Relatively cheap

Weaknesses:    Narrow width
"Soft" freehub body

Bottom Line:   
These wheels came stock with a previously purchased bike. I transferred them over to my everyday road bike because these wheels can take a pounding! A slight truing twice a year and that was all it needed to stay round. The rim width is very narrow, some tires are a nightmare to mount. I retired this wheelset after 5000 miles. The cassette dug about halfway into the freehub body that it took a hammer to take them out.

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Favorite Ride:   Daily commute

Bike Setup:   Cannondale CAAD

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

Date Reviewed: June 20, 2009

Strengths:    Beefy, quick, strong

Weaknesses:    Very tight fit with Michelin Lithion tires, could be wheel, could be tire

Bottom Line:   
Thes are great wheels, for all the complaints that they are heavy
, 1797gm, keep in mind their purpose. I'm 6'3" 225 and can pump hard. These wheels get the job done. I have a hard time finding a "light" wheel for my size under $600. If you're 165 pounds and complain they're heavy, yes they are. Unfortunately a budget wheel for a light guy is a bit heavier. I bought these after I dented my Cane Creeks and needed wheels fast, I don't regret the purchase. I'm saving for Rol Race SL's or possibly Easton EA90 SL's based on this purchase

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Favorite Ride:   North & South Forks of LI

Price Paid:    $169.00

Purchased At:   Cambria

Similar Products Used:   Cane Creek Strados

Bike Setup:   98 Litespeed Tuscany, Ultegra 9sp

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