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Easton EA90 XC UST 26" Wheel 2012

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Easton EA90 XC UST 26" Wheel 2012

Easton EA90 XC UST 26" Wheels 2012

XC One got a major upgrade. Easton totally re-designed their entire top-end 26" XC race wheel and this is the result.
  • UST tubeless compatible right out of the box - no strips or add-ons)
  • 1mm wider than before for better tire profile
  • Built with Sapim 2.0 / 1.7 / 2.0 butted spokes; 24 holes, 3x and anodized red nipples
  • Sealed cartridge bearing Easton hubs with 6 bolt rotor mount. Rear accept Shimano-compatible 8/9/10sp cassettes
  • Claimed 1,560g / pair
  • Front Axle Options: 9 x 100 or 15 x 100
  • Rear Axle Options: 12 x 135/142 or 10 x 135
NOTE: Sold individually! Please order one front and one rear wheel for a complete set.
4.8 / 5.0
27 Reviews
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Great wheels at a great price!
What an amazing price from Jenson! These wheels had the upgraded bearing spacer kit installed already. I have really enjoyed riding with these wheels and Kenda Nevegal tires at 25psi (I am 150lbs kitted up). The difference in grip and general ride is very noticeable. The wheels are lightweight, but running full UST tires somewhat negates the weight savings. The wheels look great and have stayed true. One thing to note is that I did have side to side play in the rear wheel right out of the box. It has taken about 100 miles of riding and some bearing tightening to finally resolve the issue. If you have a chain whip and a sprocket tool, as well as a 20mm cone wrench and 12mm hex key then the adjustment takes 10 minutes each time. Kind of a pain but for me not enough to deduct a star. If you are relying on a LBS to set up your wheels, these adjustments would get tiresome, and expensive. Full UST makes me very comfortable. I have had no burping issues at 25psi and tires mount with a floor pump (just pull the tire bead from the center of the rim and seat it half to two third on both sides). I have no concerns with the wheels strength and run 2.1 inch tires.

PROS: Easy To Install, Attractive Design, Lightweight, Durable
November 8, 2013
Location:
Arvada Colorado
Best pre-built wheel I've owned
Love these wheels. I've had my eye on these for a while and finally pulled the trigger with no regrets. They are super light and strong. I'm just under 200 and race XC so I can take a toll on light wheels. These look great and perform great. The freewheel doesn't make any noise so if you like the mechanical sound of other hubs, these lack it. They are excellent though. 5 out of 5!

PROS: Quiet If You Like Quiet, Great looks, Strong, Light

CONS: Qr Hub Conversion, Quiet If You Like Loud
October 28, 2012
Location:
Atlanta, GA
EA 90 XC A-OK
All types of heavy duty singletrack, has held up great. Slight bearing adjustment after 30 plus days, probably just settling in, no problem correcting. No sign of coming out of true, yahoo. QR rear version.

PROS: 45 Days No Problems
October 4, 2012
Location:
Prescott
Good stuff
Light, Fast and Responsive. I only have about 6 hours on my new wheel set and so far it's all sweet. These are replacing Mavic 717 rims and xt hubs.

PROS: Attractive Design, Lightweight
December 10, 2012
Location:
Santa Cruz, CA.
Great value for the price
I ordered them on Monday and received them tuesday. That is incredible considering I live in Alberta Canada.
October 4, 2012
Location:
Canmore Alberta Canada
phenomenal!
as good as it gets! I got this wheel at an insane discount! I weigh 259# and ride hard I have no qualms about romping on this wheel

PROS: Extreme High Performance, Well Built, Stays True, Lightweight

BEST USES: Mountain Biking, Extreme Sports
July 13, 2014
Location:
Madison, WI
Love these wheels
Got to me fast and when they said they would.

PROS: Attractive Design, Lightweight, Easy To Install, Durable
November 12, 2013
Location:
Front Range CO
dial in and definitely sharp looking
Ordered on a Thursday morning and by the time I finished work on Friday at 5pm, they had already tried to deliver them TWICE. I literally have no idea how that happened since I live in Canada and they came from the States but like true magic, it's better not to know how the trick is done. This was by far the most painless and fastest delivery and ordering process I've ever had. THANK YOU!

PROS: Stiff, Light, Tubeless ready, Flashy And Look Great

BEST USES: Beating All Your Friends, XC riding
October 4, 2012
Location:
Toronto, Canada
light, fast, strong
got a set of these to replace ancient Bontrager wheels with rim brakes. my old rims were thrashed pretty well with scoring and gouges in the brake track, so with the ea90 on sale it was an easy choice for an upgrade to Disc brakes and tubeless. dropping about 1.5 lbs overall is an obvious plus too.

as they are almost as light as some of my road wheels, they are quick to spin up, and with only a few rides so far, they roll well with very little drag from the bearings. this set did come with the upgraded 2013 M1 rear hub, so i did not need to do anything to them. i did get a 12/135-to-10/135 thru-axle converter(Stan's) so the rear is well supported and i still get to use a QR.

as this is my first tubeless/UST wheelset, there is a bit of a learning curve, but so far, with Stan's and a pair of Kenda Blue Groove UST tires, things went together pretty well once i was able to get to a compressor to lock the beads in. btw, the noise the beads make when they lock in is a bit startling if you've never done it before. be happy when they make that noise though, that is the sound of security.

bottom line: buy them(especially at the sale price)

pros:
1) light
2) UST
3) look verrryy niiice

setup:
Yeti Kokopelli, XT/LX, Easton monkey lite sl bars(lite and expensive), ea70 stem, haven Al seatpost, CB smarties(lite and cheap), avid sd3 levers

PROS: Easy To Install, Lightweight, Attractive Design

BEST USES: Racing, Upgrade, Mountain Biking
August 16, 2013
Location:
Thousand Oaks, CA
Better than expected
I got the wheelset on sale and have them for over six months now. They are very light, very durable and others will notice these wheels. I was cautious at first about their durability because of how light they are, but not anymore. I'm confident these wheels can take a lot more punishment that I can dish out. Both front and rear wheel are still as true as the first day I put them on my bike.

PROS: Attractive Design, Easy To Install, Lightweight, Durable, Adds Bling To Your Ride

CONS: None At This Time

BEST USES: Upgrade, Racing, Mountain Biking
May 3, 2013
Location:
Honolulu, HI

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