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    Easton EC90 SL Clincher....

    So there are these EC90's I'm debating on getting - http://www.eastonbike.com/road/produ...arbon-clincher

    Retail is $1,800

    I can get them for $1,584 - tax paid from my LBS.

    I currently have a Custom Wheel Build on my bike. Kinlin Rims, Elf front, H3 rear and Conti Gators.

    The reason I want to get the Easton wheel are for two reasons:
    1 - Improve Ride quality (although I know GP4000s will do that)
    2 - More Aero qualities from the 38mm rim

    I ride on Pacific Coast Highway a lot and sometimes ride to the climbs and back. I wanted a wheel that was versatile enough (and stiff) for climbing hills. and also good on the Flats.

    I weigh 145 lbs.

    Any comments and suggestions would be great
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    what makes u think they will improve ride quality?

    in the end i call that a marginal call for the money... assuming you have kinlin 30s, the aero diff is marginal.... weight wise likely to be similar, and i can tell you, your hubs are superior to what comes with eastons...

    there are better builds out there for not too much more money...

    to actually get your comfort, hill cimbing and aero gains, an edge 1.45 set would be far superior... i think they can be had in the US around $2.2k, not too much more than 1.5.

    consider the gains, as low as 1066g build weight, 45mm aero, superior components, actual comfort improvement cos it's tubbie....

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    I agree with wankski. I don't think you will see significant gains going with the EC-90's. The hubs you have now are far better than the easton's. The only thing the Eastons have is a lighter weight rim that is slightly more aero, though edge rims would be more durable and lighter.

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    For less than that cost, you could get your current wheels rebuilt with Edge Composites rims. These would be much better than the Eastons, cheaper, and you can use your current hubs.

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    For what it's worth, I have the new EC90 clinchers and I think they're pretty nice. I also think Zipp, Reynolds and Edge wheels are way overpriced. The EC90's are not the lightest (1460 grams) and not the most aero, but are very solid and fast. By the way, the reviewers at Bikeradar.com said they were the best carbon clinchers currently on the market.

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    i think if you had got the awesome price from competitive cyclist last week it would have made the decision a little less difficult. 40% off easton wheels, my wheels come on tuesday!
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    Quote Originally Posted by foofighter
    i think if you had got the awesome price from competitive cyclist last week it would have made the decision a little less difficult. 40% off easton wheels, my wheels come on tuesday!
    I know I saw your earlier post when doing some research....Grrrr.....I'm SO jealous. It tired the bloody code and it did not work.

    AAAARGH@!!!#@!%#$@
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    sorry, i didnt know about it either as i was on their email list. My buddy's friend did one of those email forwards and he passed it on to me.
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    found some on ebay.......hmmmm.......
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    no warranty from Easton on ebay purchases

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    Quote Originally Posted by jemsurvey
    no warranty from Easton on ebay purchases
    So where is the best place to get them where I will have a warranty? Other than my LBS? Any suggestions?
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    Wish I knew....I want a set also but for something like this wouldn't risk the warranty. I'm pissed I missed out on the sale at Competitive Cyclist....oh well.

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    Bad Link!!!
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    Oops......sorry......I should erase this thread as I started a new one with the proper link:

    Easton EC90 SL Clincher....I Caved :)
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    Quote Originally Posted by jemsurvey
    no warranty from Easton on ebay purchases

    Not true, I have gotten Warranty service from Easton and Groundandpoundla (seller) on Ebay purchase.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SROC3
    So where is the best place to get them where I will have a warranty? Other than my LBS? Any suggestions?

    http://cgi.ebay.com/Ceramic-2010-Eas...item563c969973

    I got warranty from this guy on my set. He will take care of you if you have any issues.
    Plus Easton backed me up as well on the purchase from Ebay.

    Oops !! sorry I just noticed you wanted clinchers. try him maybe he can get some.

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    mine showed up today
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    Quote Originally Posted by foofighter
    mine showed up today
    NiCE!!!!!!! Get them on yet? Did you go for a ride??? THEY ARE AWESOME!!!!

    There's that little - barrel adjuster on both the front and rear hubs. make sure you adjust those properly. if not your wheel will do micro-wiggles...not good. I called Easton and they explained this to me.
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    when you say adjusted how should they be just snug or tight?

    anyway, unbeknown to me, you have to you use 7800 or 7900 shimano cassette. I was miffed to say the least. in the item description it shows Shimano/SRAM but when you get the wheels the sticker on the hub says ONLY shimano 7800/7900

    luckily my buddy had a set he loaned to me slapped it on and it's set for tomorrow
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    Similarly to adjusting a headset it is best to start with the adjuster loose so that you can feel some hub play by grabbing the rim and tire and wiggling from side to side.
    Gradually turn the preload adjuster clockwise while wiggling the rim / tire to feel for hub play. When you can no longer feel any play in the hub the adjustment is complete.

    Also, we have a new version of the preload adjuster for R4 and R4SL hubs. The new adjuster uses a cone wrench for adjustment rather than fingertips. Please feel free to call the service center at 800-347-3901 x5177 for replacement preload adjusters.
    If you have adjusters which seem to come loose frequently this new adjuster will resolve that issue.

    I called Easton and had them send my bike shop the newly updated preload adjusters to install on the hubs.
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    ah nice nice thanks for the tip.

    this adjustment is done while the wheel is on the bike right so that you can wiggle it back and forth
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    Quote Originally Posted by foofighter
    ah nice nice thanks for the tip.

    this adjustment is done while the wheel is on the bike right so that you can wiggle it back and forth
    Yes with the skewers tight. Also if you upgrade to the new adjusters, you will need a 19mm cone wrench.

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    so i emailed competitivecyclist explaining what happened and they explained that yes the wheels come with a shimano freehub that will work w/ DA only...and that they were sending me a SRAM freehub so i can use my existing cassette. that was nice of them so i'm stoked i dont have to buy a new cassette.
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    thats a 2009 model i think???
    Quote Originally Posted by foofighter
    so i emailed competitivecyclist explaining what happened and they explained that yes the wheels come with a shimano freehub that will work w/ DA only...and that they were sending me a SRAM freehub so i can use my existing cassette. that was nice of them so i'm stoked i dont have to buy a new cassette.

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