Test: Easton's EC90 Aero wheels have been the non-plus-ultra in the professional sector for years. On the one hand, this is due to its rolling properties, but on the other hand, it is also due to its low weight.
The impellers with the striking look are a visual eye-catcher. We took a closer look at the 2014 model.
equipment and practice
The tubular version of the current 4SL-row of EC90 Aero weighs a slim 1335 grams with a rim height of 56 millimeters. Due to the sandblasted brake flanks, the ride can be controlled well even in adverse conditions - as long as you allow the wheelset a certain breaking-in time, which is important with carbon wheels, and have good rubber in the brake shoes.
In addition to the high-quality rims, the hubs also stand out. These have ceramic low-friction bearings whose play can be adjusted by hand both at the front and at the back. The spoke heads of the Sapim knife spokes are worked on the inside like the nipples. This not only increases the aerodynamics, but also lateral stability EC90 Aero contributes to this processing. However, we still have one in use Eight got into the rear wheel. This had to be re-centered.
The rolling behavior is good for wheels in this price range. There are certainly models that roll more easily, but they are by no means sluggish. When there is a side wind, they have EC90 Aero make a good impression, especially at high speeds.
The Eastons EC90 Aero are a good all-round wheelset that shines especially at high speeds. Due to the shape of the rims, they can also be steered well in windy conditions.
- Rolling behavior, even in cross winds
- lateral stability
- Price-performance ratio
price and web
- 1199,00 Euros