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    easton slx carbon tubulars?

    would this make a good cx wheelset?

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    I think so, and will let you know when I get to ride mine. Just starting the gluing and hope to race the wheels this coming weekend.

    My thinking is that they are light, well made, and supposedly quite strong. What more could one want in a cross wheelset?

    External nipples=easier to true.

    Others?

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    are these the wheels that keep popping up on chainlove? i saw them for 600-700 the one time. now more like 1200, if they are the same
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    Quote Originally Posted by tomk96
    are these the wheels that keep popping up on chainlove? i saw them for 600-700 the one time. now more like 1200, if they are the same
    I never saw them on Chain Love, but heck that doesn't mean anything, cause I could have easily missed them. The Easton wheelset I do remember seeing there was the EA90 aeros, which would make a pretty good clincher set of cross wheels, but I have not seem them for awhile on there.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lousylegs
    I never saw them on Chain Love, but heck that doesn't mean anything, cause I could have easily missed them. The Easton wheelset I do remember seeing there was the EA90 aeros, which would make a pretty good clincher set of cross wheels, but I have not seem them for awhile on there.
    i may have confused the two.
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    The EC90 SLX have indeed been on chainlove. I don't know about being as low as $600, but they have been there.

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    Also the EA70 tubular wheelset has been on there for 2 or 3-something ...

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    The wheels I have are ec90 slx carbon tubulars. I did not get mine there but on eBay, so not sure about the chainlove connection.

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    I have a set lined up for next year. My understanding on them is that the rim is stronger than most deep section because manufac. have to keep the deep section weight down while making the rim deeper. With a shallower section, more carbon can be used to strengthen the wheel. Plus they have more spokes than something like the EC90 Aeros. I have used them on the road and the braking is quite solid -- that would be my only other concern.

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    Quick take on my first race on the slxs is that they are a great wheel for cross. I will, of course, need to wait for some sense of longevity since that will really be, for me, a big factor. But, after today's race, I think they are very smooth. They spin up very nicely--as they should since they are nearly a pound lighter that my other race wheels which were pretty darned light already. And, after banging them around on a fast and bumpy course, I think they are as true as they were out of the box.

    I am quite happy with the purchase right now. I will really need a full 'cross season for a sense of how well they hold up, but off to a great start.

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