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    Any experience with 2018 Easton EA90 SL?

    It looks like Easton made a lot of upgrades for 2018, and these wheels have great specs: https://www.eastoncycling.com/produc...ea90-sl-wheels

    19.5 internal width
    24.5 external width
    27mm deep
    toroidal rim
    1490g

    But nobody seems to carry them. A few online retailers have last year's model. And more importantly, I can't find many reviews.

    I have a pair of Flo 30s that I use for the off-season. I'm thinking about getting another pair of wide wheels. I'm looking at the EA90s, the Hed Ardennes Plus, and the Zipp 30 course.


    Any thoughts?

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    Jenson sells the pre-builts (in disc) on sale at 15% off ATM.

    https://www.jensonusa.com/Easton-EA9...-Wheel-en.aspx

    ofc....at $800...you can get the same rim (R90SL) disc or rim brake laced to your choice of hub for not a whole lot more:

    https://novemberbicycles.com/collect...on-road-wheels
    https://www.coloradocyclist.com/cust...ross-wheelsets
    https://www.prowheelbuilder.com/east...t-package.html

    And yes...November Dave sells builds with them...even did a review of the rim:

    https://novemberbicycles.com/blogs/b...s-easton-r90sl
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    That's good to know. Would you go with the factory-build models, or get a hand-built set?

    I have a pair of Dura Ace C24, and the hubs are super smooth. So could get them laced to DA hubs. Or Chris King. Or DT 240?

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    Competitivecyclist.com carries them. I own them and I love them.

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    If you want a great wheelset the hubs are a very important part. The Hed Belgium Plus rim (same as the Ardennes plus) can be built up with the hub and spokes of your choice. Another good rim to look at is the Boyd Altamont.

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    Here is a really good review on the Easton wheelset . https://novemberbicycles.com/blogs/b...s-easton-r90sl

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    Quote Originally Posted by TiCoyote View Post
    It looks like Easton made a lot of upgrades for 2018, and these wheels have great specs: https://www.eastoncycling.com/produc...ea90-sl-wheels

    19.5 internal width
    24.5 external width
    27mm deep
    toroidal rim
    1490g

    But nobody seems to carry them. A few online retailers have last year's model. And more importantly, I can't find many reviews.

    I have a pair of Flo 30s that I use for the off-season. I'm thinking about getting another pair of wide wheels. I'm looking at the EA90s, the Hed Ardennes Plus, and the Zipp 30 course.


    Any thoughts?
    The factory wheelset comes with the new and improved Echo hub too, and it's nice. I have the Easton EC90 SL (carbon fiber) with this hub and it's nice. However, I would still give a slight advantage to Dura Ace hub due to its quiter operation.

    The Zipp 30 Course is also a nice wheelset. It has the widest internal width of all the wheelsets mentioned in here at 21mm. Zipp 30 Course rims have a bigger braking track than HED Belgium Plus rims, so setting the brake pads are easy, whereas you do have to fudge with the Belgium Plus because its brake track is narrow AND curved (making aligning the pads a bit more difficult. There are narrower pads from Koolstop you could buy to work better with the HED, but I didn't bother buying them).

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