Easton Havoc Wheels review

Fast, fat cross-country/trail wheels

Our rating 
3.5 out of 5 star rating 3.5
£399.00 RRP
Easton Havoc Wheelset

Our review

Good looking, tight feeling trail wheels, but not as light as you might expect
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Easton’s Havocs look great and work well as fat, fast cross-country/trail wheels. The 28mm box-section rims have held up to a bit of hucking, and they’re certainly not shy of slamming through rocky sections.

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Despite only having 24 skinny double-butted straight-pull spokes they feel tight and responsive unless you really stress them. Light rims and low spoke count mean good acceleration, but the rear hub is quite heavy.

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These second generation versions hide up-rated oversized bearings inside the neat flangeless hubs, reliability now seems well up to par with similar wheels and the plug-in 20mm adaptors also fit more snugly. 15mm versions should be available soon too, although it’s quick-release-only at the back.

Product Specifications

Product

Name Havoc Wheelset (08)
Brand Easton

Rims Brand Easton
Available Colours Black
Material Aluminium Stainless Steel
Weight (g) 1926
Cassette 8/9 speed compatible
Front Spoke Count 24
Front Wheel Weight -9999999
Rear Spoke Count 24
Rear Wheel Weight -9999999
Rim Size/Diameter 28
Front Hub Brand Easton
Rear Hub Brand Easton
Tyre Width Compatibility 2.3 - 3 Inch