Easton has upgraded their venerable EA90 SL road front wheel by dropping weight and increasing strength. Not only that, the EA90 SL is now tubeless ready out of the box. A completely re-designed EA90 aluminum rim features a category-leading 19.5mm internal rim width in a deeper and stiffer 27mm blunt shaped rim profile that borrows from the aerodynamic shape of Easton's renowned Fantom rim. Durable Sapim straight-pull spokes with standard, alloy nipples enhance durability and reduce the need for proprietary parts. Finally, these battle-tested wheels are centered on Easton's award-winning Echo hubs that are lightweight, tough, and roll super-smooth on sealed cartridge bearings. And as is the case with Easton's top-of-the-line wheels, the EA90 SL is completely hand-built and acoustically tuned for the ultimate in quality and reliability.
- EA90 aluminum alloy rim is lightweight, stiff, and durable
- Welded rim joint ensures rotating balance and strength
- Machined braking surface for confident stopping power
- 27mm deep rim profile with 24.5mm external rim width
- Tubeless ready (tubeless rim tape and valve stem included)
- 20 Sapim straight pull, double-butted spokes in radial lacing pattern
- Easton Echo aluminum hub is lightweight and features smooth-rolling cartridge bearings
- Hand-built and acoustically tuned
Wheel Size: 700c
ISO Diameter (ETRTO): 622
Tire Type: Tubeless (Clincher)
Brake Type: Rim Brake
Hub: Easton Echo
Axle Type: Quick Release
Hub Spacing: QR x 100mm
Drive Type (Rear Hub): -
Rim: EA90 SL (Welded) (27mm Depth)
Rim Width: 19.5mm (Internal), 24.5mm (External)
Spoke Count: 20H
Spoke Type: Straight Pull
This product was added to our catalog on September 27, 2019
I did send a message to Performance however no replied has been received. I could send it back for a replacement but then might receive the same thing all over again. Now that I have fixed it at a cost of 2 tubes and a boot, its probably better that I just keep this one. This was a front wheel BTW so when I get the back shortly, you know what the first thing I am doing..yup, inspect what Easton did not inspect adequately.
I do like the rim and it rolls nicely and is light, just disappointed that I had to endure crap that should never have got out the door from Eaton. WE will see if the back wheel has same issue before I put a tire on it. If it does, its getting sent back.
With this caution, I do like the rims.