Easton EC90 Aero clincher wheelset review

Fast hoops with powerful stopping

Our rating 
4.0 out of 5 star rating 4.0
GBP £1,675.00 RRP | USD $2,100.00
Easton EC90 Aero

Our review

Good braking performance and sidewind handling but make sure you choose the right freehub
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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. 

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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. 

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This article was originally published in Cycling Plus magazine, available on Apple Newsstand and Zinio.

Product Specifications

Product

Name EC90 Aero Carbon Clincher Wheel Set (12)
Brand Easton

Weight (g) 1702
Year 2008
Tyre Type clincher
Nipple Material Alloy
No of Holes (Front) 18
No of Holes (Rear) 24