Easton XC One Wheelset review

24 hole strainght pull XC wheelset

Our rating 
4.0 out of 5 star rating 4.0
GBP £499.00 RRP | USD $895.03

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.


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.


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


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