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Easton EA90 SL best price?

I am pretty set on buying some Easton EA90 SL. I have seen numerous people say they have bought them for $450. I cant find them for cheaper than $550. I have been watching ebay for a month or two now. Anyone know here I can get a better deal on them?

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Two things:

1.) from my experience with ceramic bottom brackets, ceramic bearings are WAY overrated. From my experience and some previous threads, it appears steel may be more durable.

2.) I have 2008 EA90SL's and like them, however last week I popped a rear spoke. I took it into the LBS that is a dealer and found out that the factory will not have spokes until October! Are you kidding me, October? The LBS is looking to find a spoke through a rep, but it looks like I will be switching back to my Rolf's for awhile. ( I do like my 2003 Rolf Prima Elans just as well)

I still like the wheels very much, but parts availability is clearly an issue.
 

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Blue CheeseHead said:
Two things:

1.) from my experience with ceramic bottom brackets, ceramic bearings are WAY overrated. From my experience and some previous threads, it appears steel may be more durable.

2.) I have 2008 EA90SL's and like them, however last week I popped a rear spoke. I took it into the LBS that is a dealer and found out that the factory will not have spokes until October! Are you kidding me, October? The LBS is looking to find a spoke through a rep, but it looks like I will be switching back to my Rolf's for awhile. ( I do like my 2003 Rolf Prima Elans just as well)

I still like the wheels very much, but parts availability is clearly an issue.
+1. If you actually research ceramic bearings vs. standard steel bearings, you'll see that ceramics aren't wear out much faster than similar quality steel bearings. Usually when companies make a claim about the superiority of ceramic bearings, they aren't comparing them to the best steel bearings. Any noticeable spinning advantage won't be noticed unless your spinning at ridiculously high RPMs- which the pros really have to struggle to achieve. That was a disappointment to me since I upgraded one of my wheelsets to ceramic.
 

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Zen Cyclery said:
Exactly what I first thought. Sapim Lasers I believe. Call up Alchemy Bicycle Works and they can send you any length (even odd lengths) and they will sell you as many (or as little) as you need!
Thanks, I will give them a call.
 

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Update: Bone head = 1st LBS. I talked to another shop. They will have my spoke on Friday. I actually have to buy a pack of 5, but at $2 each, that is a pill I can swallow.
 

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the 2009 ones are on sale at performance for 469.99 and there is a 20% coupon which makes them less then 400.00 for the set which I have not used these wheel sets but I am thinking about buying a set right now since they have that 100 satisfaction.
 

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the 2009 ones are on sale at performance for 469.99 and there is a 20% coupon which makes them less then 400.00 for the set which I have not used these wheel sets but I am thinking about buying a set right now since they have that 100 satisfaction.
At that price, pull the trigger.:thumbsup:
 

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austinkicksass said:
the 2009 ones are on sale at performance for 469.99 and there is a 20% coupon which makes them less then 400.00 for the set which I have not used these wheel sets but I am thinking about buying a set right now since they have that 100 satisfaction.
I believe that Performance has the SLX not the SL. i need the SLs due to weight.
 
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