Easton XC One Wheelset review

24 hole strainght pull XC wheelset

Our rating 
4.0 out of 5 star rating 4.0
£499.00 RRP
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Our review

Light and surprisingly stiff, but they're expensive
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Easton have designed their MTB wheels from the ground up for impressive lightweight performance. The rims and squat flange blocks that the 24 straight-pull spokes thread into certainly create a far stiffer wheel than you’d expect.

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There’s noticeably less flex under various loads than with most competitors. They’ve taken some large hits too, although replacement spokes will be hard to find if you do snap one.

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Take-up speed on the three-pawl freehub is average, but the V-Max cartridge bearings are well sealed. Preload is self-adjusting, so you don’t have to nip out any knock. The sculpted but short QR levers need a firm hand, though, and they’re certainly not a cheap option.

Product Specifications

Product

Name XC One
Brand Easton

Material Alloy Aluminium
Wheel Size 26
Spoke Material Stainless Steel
Description 8/9 speed compatible
Front Spoke Count 24
Rear Spoke Count 24
Rim Size/Diameter 23
Weight (g) 1590