Easton EA90 SL Wheelset (Shimano 10spd) (50% off) £250 @ Chain Reaction
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Easton EA90 SL Wheelset (Shimano 10spd) (50% off) £250 @ Chain Reaction

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Found 4th Dec 2009
Sorry for all the Campag people out there, CRC are only doing the Shimano 10speed version (although I guess the adventurous amongst you might be able to change the hub!).

Easton are a good brand, these wheels are damn light for the money.

Cheapest on other sites seems to be about £420.

This seems like a great deal.... I would buy myself if I had the money.


The blurb from CRC's site:
The EA90 SL takes the best attributes of the EA90 SLX and adds a few more spokes to give increased lateral stiffness for the bigger, stronger rider. At only 60 grams more, the EA90 SL is a formidable competitor that combines lightweight, enhanced lateral stiffness and bombproof durability in a custom-built wheel set.

Features:
Wheel size: 700C
Weight: Front: 646 g, Rear 886 g, Pair: 1532 g
Hubs: R4-series. Black anodized finish. Precision-sealed cartridge bearings with asymmetrical, low-drag seals. Tool-free bearing preload adjustment front and rear.
Cassette Body: All alloy, oversized inboard ratchet mechanism with three pawls. Precision-sealed cartridge bearings with asymmetrical, low-drag seals. Shimano, Campagnolo, and SRAM 8/9/10 speed compatible.
Rims: Gen4. Black anodized shot-peen finish. Welded machined brake surface, 21mm front, 25mm rear. View rim profile.
Spokes: Sapim DB 2.0/1.7/2.0 stainless steel silver
Spoke Count: 24 front, 28 rear
Nipples: External Nickel-plated brass rear drive side, custom-anodized aluminum non-drive side rear and front.

12 Comments

250 for wheels? i'd rather spend that on my car tax.

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Oh my goodness that is dead cheap!!!!!!! Super Hot :w00t: :w00t: :w00t:

If anyone is looking for a road bike wheel deal they can't really go wrong at this price!

Next cheapest seems to be £380 actually. but this is still a good deal.

Reviews

Wheels provide an obvious first upgrade for cyclists once their wallet … Wheels provide an obvious first upgrade for cyclists once their wallet recovers from buying a new bike. In fact, that's just what I did for my new road bike recently. Leaving behind a nearly 1900-gram set of Italian wheels, the Easton EA 90 SL wheelset made an immediate performance difference as I pressed up my local climbs and raced around the tight corners. Around the twists of local crits, I consistently found the Eastons more stable. Compared to my previous set, I was hitting the final turn of every race faster and cutting a tighter corner. I shot straight into the corners and pedaled away, while other riders had to swing wide. On hills, I found the drop in rotational weight seemed to cut down the grades. In effect, it was like having a tailwind or weight lifted off my back. The stiffness and stability of the EA90 SL's come at a slight weight disadvantage compared to Easton's similarly priced EA90 SLX wheelset. The SLX drops just below 1400 grams, compared to the SL's claimed 1530, and is a better option for cyclists who prefer to attack on climbs or for lighter riders who don't need as strong a wheel. At 180 pounds, however, I found the added spokes (24 front, 28 back) and support to be a perfect fit for my all-around riding and racing style



Review By Dave Wright, Rides for Fitness:Upside: Good light, durable, … Review By Dave Wright, Rides for Fitness:Upside: Good light, durable, responsive, and smooth wheelset. I have 2000 miles on mine as of this writing, and add about 100 per week. No need for truing yet. Good value. Downside: Have had creaking hassles with rear wheel. Cassette plowed grooves into the aluminum driveshell and cannot be removed. Avoid any rear wheel that has an aluminum driveshell if you ride in hilly areas. Questionable freehub mechanism sealing if ridden often in rain. (Report Abuse) Review By Andrew Curry, Rides to Race:These wheels are nice, a definate improvement on my last wheels(shimano r-500). They do not have the power transfer I prefer, but definately spin up faster than the shimano, due to the lighter weight. This wheelset is nice, but I would recomend going to a stiffer wheel. (Report Abuse)

meclive;7105436

250 for wheels? i'd rather spend that on my car tax.



Stupid point. When people post deals it is because they reckon they have found an item at a good price (which this is).

What has you being due to pay car tax got to do with this deal being hot or not?

konkywonky;7106189

Stupid point.


I agree but was just trying to ignore him....
If you are into cycling, upgrading your wheels will give you the biggest benefit and I cannot overestimate how it can change your riding experience (for the better of course!) This is useless to me anyhow, as it is for 10 speed cassettes only.

Update: Now sold out

glad you grumpy people see the funny side...

didn't even cost me that for my alloys!!??

derbydan;7108337

didn't even cost me that for my alloys!!??



Yeah but your alloys dont make you got that much faster uphill !

jazid;7108600

Yeah but your alloys dont make you got that much faster uphill !



yeh but they look cool :-D

jazid;7108600

Yeah but your alloys dont make you got that much faster uphill !



If its speed your after get a car!

jazid;7108600

Yeah but your alloys dont make you got that much faster uphill !



and i got 4 of them lol incl tyres :whistling:
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