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Easton EA90 Aero wheelset

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Easton's EA90 Aero is reasonably light and fast but also exceptionally well built and a very good value.

Easton's EA90 Aero is reasonably light and fast but also exceptionally well built and a very good value. (Image credit: James Huang)
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Easton uses a 31mm-deep aluminum clincher rim out back but a slightly shallower 28mm section up front for better crosswind performance.

Easton uses a 31mm-deep aluminum clincher rim out back but a slightly shallower 28mm section up front for better crosswind performance. (Image credit: James Huang)
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The smoothly contoured front hub shell is fitted with 18 radially laced Sapim bladed stainless steel spokes.

The smoothly contoured front hub shell is fitted with 18 radially laced Sapim bladed stainless steel spokes. (Image credit: James Huang)
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The rear hub boasts a similarly smooth shape and both hubs offer adjustable bearing preload.

The rear hub boasts a similarly smooth shape and both hubs offer adjustable bearing preload. (Image credit: James Huang)
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Aluminum freehub bodies are available to fit Shimano, SRAM and Campagnolo-style cassettes.

Aluminum freehub bodies are available to fit Shimano, SRAM and Campagnolo-style cassettes. (Image credit: James Huang)

Easton’s EA90 Aero road

Easton’s own label is slapped

The hubs roll on mundane-sounding steel cartridge bearings but

Straight-pull Sapim bladed stainless steel spokes and easily trued

Actual wheel weights are 666g for the front and 910g for the rear,

The total package delivers a firm, responsive and communicative ride

Power delivery on the EA90 Aero is very good with minimal wind-up when

The medium-section rims’ extra stiffness relative to shallower hoops

As the even spoke tensions suggested, our test set has held up

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