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Easton EA70 SL

Easton says that the EA70 SL wheelset is built "to withstand years of abuse". Although I did not have years to test the wheels, numerous rides did give me a good idea as to the quality and all-round benefitsw of the EA70s.

Mounting of the Schwalbe One control tyres was easily achieved with tyre levers. Braking is good too, with the Easton alloy rims giving reassuringly consistent braking in both dry and wet conditions. The hubs used in both wheels are Easton's own V5s, which rolled well and felt fairly quick considering the shallow rim depth.

I may only be 70kg, but by deliberately ploughing into potholes at 25mph, it was apparent these wheels are tough, as no truing or spoke tensioning was required. They may not be the lightest on test, but at £100 less than the DT Swiss they are still an attractive option. Like the RR-21s no rim strip or tape is required, with the machined rim ready for tubeless set-ups out of the box. These hoops are ideal for trianing rides, while the robust build would no doubt see them stand up to a great deal of winter abuse, too.

  • Weight: front 740g, rear 950g
  • Spoke count: 20 front, 24 rear
  • Internal rim width: 17.5mm
  • Rim width: 22mm

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