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    Rolf Elan or Easton EA90 SLX

    Give me some feedback on these wheels. Obviously trying to decide on the best climbing aluminum rim clincher.
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    Hmmm, tough choice. I own a set of Elan's and EA90 SLs. I am a big guy so the added spokes of the SLa are warranted for me. I will say the Elans seem more lively.

    Now, you have a better chance on finding a deal on new Eastons than on Rolf's. I got my new old stock 2008 Eastons last year for $500. There is no way the Rolfs are $400 better.

    If the price were the same I would go for the Rolf's as I think the strength of the regular Elans is similar to the SLX.

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    Flex

    I'm 175 lbs, which would have less flex?
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    Sorry, but I cannot comment on the SLXs since I have not riden them.

    I can say that at 200# I have not had any issues with flex with either the Rolf's or the SLs. (riden on grades up to 20%) I would expect the SL to be a little stiffer as the rim profile is similar and the rear has 28 vs 24 spokes for the Rolf.

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    Have you checked out this site. they don't have the Easton's in there but they show aerodynamics for a few other rivals.

    http://www.rolfprima.com/techinfo_aero_results.php
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    I have both the SL and the SLX wheels and love them both and they're both bullet-proof. The SLX's are used for more hilly rides and aren't as arrow (obviously), but both serve their purpose and I highly recommend both. Easton makes some great wheels.

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    Between those two, Easton. That proprietary lacing pattern on the Rolfs is BS.

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