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Easton EA90 XC UST 26" Wheel 2012

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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.

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Easton EA90 XC UST 26" Wheel 2012
 
4.8

(based on 26 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

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    (20)

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    (6)

  • 3 Stars

     

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Lightweight (18)
  • Attractive (13)
  • Easy to install (11)
  • Durable (9)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Mountain biking (13)
    • Racing (6)
    • Upgrade (6)
    • XC (5)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Avid cyclist (9), Competitive cyclist (3)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (13)

    Reviewed by 26 customers

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    5.0

    Best Rims

    By Willied

    from Couva, Trinidad & Tobago

    About Me Competitive Cyclist

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Attractive Design
    • Durable
    • Easy To Install
    • Lightweight

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Mountain Biking

      Comments about Easton EA90 XC UST 26" Wheel 2012:

      My Race day set up. These Easton 90 rims, it makes my bike much lighter

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No
       
      5.0

      Excellent Value

      By MTB Rob

      from Redding CA

      About Me Competitive Cyclist

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Attractive Design
      • Durable
      • Lightweight
      • Well Built Quality

      Cons

      • Graphics Aren't Removable
      • Only 19mm Wide Internal

      Best Uses

      • Mountain Biking
      • Racing
      • Upgrade

      Comments about Easton EA90 XC UST 26" Wheel 2012:

      * 19mm internal width limited to 2.35 width tires.
      * New / improved hubs are great!

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      • No
       
      4.0

      Upgraded!

      By Sam

      from Santa Cruz, CA

      About Me Avid Cyclist

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Attractive Design
      • Easy To Install

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Mountain Biking
        • Upgrade

        Comments about Easton EA90 XC UST 26" Wheel 2012:

        Upgraded to these because my ghetto-rigged tubeless rims were not working. They make my bike look brand new! The hubs are quiet but I kind of like that. Biggest thing I've noticed is the very smooth ride. Easy to put on the bike. Tubeless tires are always a pain but maybe that's because I got 2.35's. They fit great but took a little muscle.

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        5.0

        Love these wheels

        By tjsteve

        from Front Range CO

        About Me Avid Cyclist

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Attractive Design
        • Durable
        • Easy To Install
        • Lightweight

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Mountain Biking

          Comments about Easton EA90 XC UST 26" Wheel 2012:

          I'm 240lbs and these have held up well to my weight. They have stayed true and don't flex that I can tell on hard cornering so I call it a win. They are light and roll easy and were a huge upgrade. Plus tubeless is excellent. I've been riding tubeless for 4 years now and love not having flats.

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          5.0

          Great wheels at a great price!

          By ArvadaCO

          from Arvada Colorado

          About Me Avid Cyclist

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Attractive Design
          • Durable
          • Easy To Install
          • Lightweight

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Mountain Biking

            Comments about Easton EA90 XC UST 26" Wheel 2012:

            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.

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            5.0

            Nice wheels, love them

            By CycleDad

            from Bayarea, CA

            About Me Avid Cyclist

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Attractive Design
            • Durable
            • Easy To Install
            • Lightweight

            Cons

            • Seal Problem W Tubeless

            Best Uses

            • Mountain Biking
            • Upgrade

            Comments about Easton EA90 XC UST 26" Wheel 2012:

            Love the wheel, how they rides and look. Having issue with folding tubeless setup? No sure if a compressor is necessary or not, but it does not inflate. works only with tube for now? Will try again later.

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            4.0

            Dont let the XC name fool you

            By Frank

            from Miami, FL

            About Me Avid Cyclist

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Attractive Design
            • Durable
            • Easy To Install
            • Lightweight
            • Quite

            Cons

            • Cassette Spines Very Soft
            • Skinny Rim

            Best Uses

            • All Around Mtb
            • Casual Riding
            • Mountain Biking
            • Racing

            Comments about Easton EA90 XC UST 26" Wheel 2012:

            Very strong rim for the category. Same components as the haven line with the exception of the narrower rim width. Only draw back is that cassette's eat at the free hub spines under hard forces being that its made of soft alum. The price to pay for lightweight wheels. Great for trail ridding and xc racing would not take it for all mountain for the simple fact that 2.1 tires are about max for the wheel.

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            5.0

            Amazing Wheelset

            By Brockwan

            from Morristown NJ

            About Me Avid Cyclist

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Attractive Design
            • Durable
            • Easy To Install
            • Lightweight
            • Silky

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Mountain Biking
              • Racing
              • Upgrade

              Comments about Easton EA90 XC UST 26" Wheel 2012:

              These scream quality. As wellas looking amazing they perform brilliantly also. Once i had them on i span the front wheel and i didnt think it was ever going to stop spinning. The handling of my bike change instantly having taken 1.3 pounds of my bike. At the current price too, snap them up whilst you can.

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              4.0

              Easton EA90 XC

              By Ronnie

              from Central Texas

              About Me Competitive Cyclist

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Attractive Design
              • Easy To Install
              • Lightweight

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Mountain Biking
                • Racing

                Comments about Easton EA90 XC UST 26" Wheel 2012:

                Haven't had them long but as soon as I bolted them on I noticed a huge difference. If I knew they would be this good I would have bought them allot sooner.

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                5.0

                light, fast, strong

                By cwg_at_opc

                from Thousand Oaks, CA

                About Me Avid Cyclist

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Attractive Design
                • Easy To Install
                • Lightweight

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Mountain Biking
                  • Racing
                  • Upgrade

                  Comments about Easton EA90 XC UST 26" Wheel 2012:

                  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

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