These 56mm-deep aero hoops are great wheels for any type of riding, not just time trials; they’re impressive in windy or wet conditions, and are even good in sidewinds. They hold speed, accelerate and climb impressively.
But what really sets them apart is their braking performance. Easton use a Thermatec treatment on the braking track that makes these easily as good as some aluminium rims when it comes to stopping, with the advantage of being lighter and stiffer.
You have to choose the correct freehub though, which can be confusing: Campagnolo is straightforward but SRAM cassettes won’t fit the Shimano spec freehub, though the SRAM will accept Shimano.
This article was originally published in Cycling Plus magazine, available on Apple Newsstand and Zinio.