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.
|Name||EA50 SL Wheel Set|
|Description||Size: 700C - Clincher|
|Features||Hubs: F-V2, R-V2 with new two tone shell and laser etched graphics.|
|Spoke Type||Double Butted|
|Front Wheel Weight||753|
|Rear Wheel Weight||931|
|Rim Description||Rim Depth: 30mm Width: 19mm|