Easton EA50 SL road wheelset £225.09

Exceptionally good road hoops

BikeRadar score 5/5

Like all other Easton wheels, these are hand-built and it shows; the spoke tension was good when we got them and it didn’t alter a bit.

The V-section rims are 31mm deep, but despite that extra material the overall weight is still low here (753g front, 931g rear), resulting in super-quick acceleration. 

The hubs come with sealed cartridge bearings that are well shielded from the weather, while the high flanges add stiffness. 

You get 20 Sapim double-butted spokes up front and 24 at the rear; the front ones and rear non-driveside ones are radially raced, the driveside ones at the back are threaded two-cross. 

We really gave these wheels a thrashing on the nastiest road surfaces we know, but they were as impressively round and true when we’d finished testing them as when we started – a testament to Easton’s high build standards and quality control. 

With wear-indicator grooves in the rims and good durability, they’re great all-round road wheels.

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