Easton rolls out EC90 AX and EC70 AX wheelsets

Two new carbon wheelsets for roads less traveled

Gravel News

Easton is expanding its AX line of gravel/adventure cycling components with two new carbon wheelsets. The EC90 AX is the top-shelf offering, while the EX70 AX has a more palatable price tag.

Amity Rockwell won the DK200 aboard the new EC90 AX wheelset

Easton EA90 AX Wheelset Highlights

The EC90 AX wheelset is Easton’s premier gravel wheelset.

  • Wheelset weight: 1,470g (claimed)
  • Internal rim width: 24mm
  • Spoke count: 24
  • Price: 1549.99
  • Available now

The EA90 AX has already racked up gravel cred under Amity Rockwell, this year’s Queen of Kanza. This wheelset features 24 double-butted Sapim straight-pull spokes laced three-cross to Easton’s Vault road hub, which features six-degrees of engagement. The Vault hubset is user-friendly, with tool-free endcaps, and 10, 11 and 12-speed compatibility with Shimano, Campagnolo, and SRAM

Easton EA70 AX Wheelset Highlights

The EC70 AX wheelset is Easton’s affordable carbon wheelset for gravel riders.

  • Wheelset weight: 1,515g (claimed)
  • Internal rim width: 24mm
  • Spoke count: 28
  • Price: 1,199.99
  • Available now

The budget-minded EC70 AX wheelset uses Easton’s X5CL hub built with 28 double-butted Sapim straight-pull spokes. End cap and axle components are available for all major industry standards.

Shared features

The generous 24mm internal width is suitable for high-volume gravel tires.

Both wheelsets feature tubeless-compatible carbon rims with an internal width of 24mm, which is suitable for optimized for gravel tires 35mm and larger.

Visit https://eastoncycling.com/ for more information.

⚠️ Want to learn more about gravel riding? Visit Roadbikereview’s gravel forum.

About the author: Josh Patterson

Josh has been riding and racing mountain bikes since 1998, and has been writing about mountain biking and cyclocross since 2006. He was also at the forefront of the gravel cycling movement, and is a multi-time finisher of Dirty Kanza. These days, Josh spends most of this time riding the rocky trails and exploring the lonely gravel roads around his home in Fort Collins, Colorado.


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