Kit Upgrade: Wheels

When it comes to kit upgrades you can’t make a smarter move than a new set of wheels

Posted: 28 April 2011

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Easton EA90

Type: Aero aluminium clincher
SRP: £320 (front), £360 (rear) 
Weight: 1,605g (claimed)
Tyres used: Continental Force and Attack

The EA90 is the entry-point wheelset in Easton's range. Designed for high-performance riding, these wheels feature a 28mm-deep front rim and 31mm-deep rear. 

The Ride:
These wheels look good. The matt finish on the rims is robust, bold stickering is eye-catching and the unique shapely hubs and spokes are aesthetically pleasing. The wheels come pre-fitted with rim strips and our test tyres were fitted without drama or the need for tyre levers. When out clocking up the miles it was reassuring to feel the stiffness and lightness of this pair of wheels blending to give the feeling of a much more expensive setup. We found that we were rolling with ease, with no side-wind effects - thanks to the relatively shallow rims - but all the stiffness and spring that build the confidence to push harder in corners and on climbs. If you want to drastically improve the feel of your bike on long rides, you'd be hard pushed to beat the Easton EA90s.

Buy them if:
You want to improve the feel of your training
Forget them if: You're looking to gain an aero advantage specific for triathlon


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