I was looking for a good upgrade over the stock WTB wheels that came on my new EVIL CH gravel bike. The stock wheels weren't terrible but they were a bit heavier and flexier than I would have liked - so the search was on. The check list included, less weight, wider IW, good hub engagement, SRAM-XDR driver, quality materials, good value, and available stock. The Easton EA90 AX Disc wheels hit all the check marks and are pretty good looking to boot. Installation was was very easy as was the moving my Pirelli Cinturato Gravel M 45mm tires set up tubeless from the OEM WTB wheels to the new Eastons. On the 1st spin around the block, I noticed that the wheels were quicker to spin up and seem to hold line a little better on some rough pavement patches but the real test will be on some singletrack trail on one of my routes when they reopen on 4/15 as they are seasonal. The hub engagement is good but not what I'd call super high at 6 degrees but perfectly acceptable for the planned use of these wheels. Part of that plan is to use them in the backcountry so I'll trade ultimate engagement for durability and single length replacement spokes in this case. So far, so great!
I purchased a new Niner RLT9 that came stock with an Easton Cinch carbon crankset, and a 47/32 chainring. Most of my gravel rides have some really steep sections and I was finding that the 32 front 34 rear just wasn't enough. Thankfully Easton makes a range of chainrings so I purchased this 46/30 gravel chainring. This gave me just the extra oomph I needed. Very happy. I also swapped out the stock spindle with an Easton power meter spindle that I'll review in another post.
Bought these on sale to replace the wheels that came with my gravel bike and I'm extremely happy with them. The hub is smooth, the wheels are strong (have taken them on some good gravel and single track) and they are much lighter than the wheels that came with my gravel bike.
I'm a big fan of Easton Wheels, I have them on my road bike as well, they are a quality wheelset and at the sale price and excellent value for 650b wheels!!!
I have them set up with SRAM 160mm Rotors, 11 speed 10-42 cassette and they rock on my gravel bike.
Bought this wheelset to replace the wheels that came stock on my Gravel Bike and I could not be happier! I got the 650b Wheel Set and with the great price, it is a bargain. The wheels roll great, I have 42mm 650b tires on them and ride a good mix of gravel, single track and road with them, handling is great - you have to run the tubeless to really get the full experience.
They are a fantastic deal. I got the XDR hub as I use SRAM and new centerlock SRAM rotors (you have to purchase a Shimano lock ring (as I found out) as the Easton Hub will only work with Shimano lock ring - it works just fine with the SRAM Centerlock rotors).
Couldn't be happier with wheel set and highly recommend.