Easton XC Two wheels review

Sturdy but slow cross-country wheels

Our rating 
3.0 out of 5 star rating 3.0
GBP £299.99 RRP | USD $595.83
Easton XC Two Wheelset

Our review

Sturdy cross-country wheels but slow to engage and on the heavy side
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This is the budget version of Easton’s bling £499 XC One wheelset, but with less money comes more weight.


It certainly looks good with an angular rim joined into square block hub seats for the 24 straight-pull Sapim spokes. Straight gauge spokes add weight though, even if overall stiffness and sturdiness is good. The chunky rims are happy cradling tyres up to 2.35in.

The steel freehub body is also proving durable so far, with totally silent running that’s great for singletrack stealth missions. No complaints about the sealed bearings either and our year-old XC Ones are still going strong.


With only two driving pawls there’s often noticeable hesitation before pick up though and weight is high for the price.

Product Specifications


Name XC Two Wheel Set
Brand Easton

Rims Brand Easton
Rear Hub Brand Easton
Rim Size/Diameter 23.5
Rim Description Easton
Rear Spoke Count 24
Rear Rim Profile 20
Front Spoke Count 24
Front Rim Profile 20
Weight (g) 1880
Features Six-bolt international disc standard,Steel freehub body
No of Holes (Rear) 24
Wheel Type Mountain
No of Holes (Front) 24
Front Hub Brand Easton
Brake Compatibility Disc Brake 6-Bolt
Spokes Lacing Crossed 3
Spoke Material Alloy
Wheel Size 26
Tyre Type tubular
Year 2008
Rim Tapes Yes