Best All-Around Race Wheelset
It took Easton composites design, engineering and testing to create the first no compromises carbon road clincher. The Easton EC90 SL Rear Carbon Clincher Wheel offers braking performance and durability on par with traditional aluminum clincher wheels, but with the reduced weight and enhanced stiffness that only a carbon rim can offer.
Exclusive ThermaTec brake track treatment provides smooth, easily modulated braking power and reduces heat build-up under heavy braking. Easton composites engineers have created a 38mm deep carbon rim with superior impact resistance. Unlike other carbon clinchers, the entire EC- 90SL rim is molded into its final shape in one process, ensuring superior strength. The EC90SL is the only carbon clincher rim to survive tests in Easton’s laboratory for impact and fatigue resistance as well as Easton’s brake track torture test, handling temperatures up to 500 degrees F. Every EC90SL is entirely hand-built and acoustically tuned in Easton’s own factory.
100% HANDBUILT Easton didn’t always make wheels, but once they started, they knew there were a few things that every Easton wheel would have to do: be durable, fill a specific purpose (like work great for the demands of trail riding), meet stringent testing standards and stay true under conditions that reduce most wheels to something like a puddle.
In order to guarantee durability and incredible trueness, every wheel that you’ll see from Easton is 100% hand built and trued using their proprietary acoustic method. That’s right, Easton trained builders don’t judge a wheel as straight and round simply by watching it glide through a truing stand. No, they listen to the tone that each spoke makes when plucked. Even tones make for a wheel that’ll stay straight and round much longer than other methods.
- Cassette Type - No
- Cassette Compatibility - Campy, Shimano, SRAM
- Finish - UD Carbon
- Wheelset Weight – 1530gr
- Rim Type - Carbon Clincher
- Wheel Size - 700c
- Rim Material - Easton Carbon
- Rim Depth - 38mm
- Internal Rim Width - 13mm
- External Rim Width – 20.5mm
- Spokes - Sapim Bladed Black
- Rear Spoke Pattern - 24, Radial NDS, 2-Cross DS
- Braking Surface - Thermatec
- Nipple Type / Color - Alloy Red
- Nipples Rear Drive Side - No
- Nipples Rear Non-Drive Side - No
- Rear Hub Type - R4SL
- Bearing Type - Ceramic Cartridge