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trener1

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Hey Guys,


 I am in the process of building up a frame.
A few wheelsets that I am looming at are 

 Stans Grail built with performance house brand hubs

Easton EA70 AX 

Easton EA 90 SL

Anyone have any thoughts/opinions either good or and on any of the above wheelsets?.



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Norcalgeek69

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Stand hubs are smooth and I’ve never had issues with them
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texag

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Check the internal widths - depending on what tires you want to run.  I think the Eastons are between 19 and 20mm if I remember correctly.  The Stans are probably more like 21.  I'm in the market for wheels myself and I'm trying to stay in the 21mm range to run 40mm tires but the 19-20 should work just fine and the Eastons generally get good reviews.

I've seen the Stans/Perf wheels - I'm not sure what hubs they use.  Probably not Stans.  You might call Performance Bike and see if you can find out if it's a quality hub or not.

I'm not sure what your price range is but a couple more to consider:  The new Stans Mk3 is around 700.  Mavic All Road Elite UST can be found on sale less than 700. 
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jonz

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The Eastons EA70AX are 23mm internal width.  I bought a pair and put them on my gravel bike and they did what I was hoping for.  Here's my write up:

http://ridinggravel.forumchitchat.com/post/show_single_post?pid=1304645927&postcount=4&forum=495460
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oleritter

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Originally Posted by texag
Check the internal widths - depending on what tires you want to run.  I think the Eastons are between 19 and 20mm if I remember correctly.  The Stans are probably more like 21.  I'm in the market for wheels myself and I'm trying to stay in the 21mm range to run 40mm tires but the 19-20 should work just fine and the Eastons generally get good reviews.

I've seen the Stans/Perf wheels - I'm not sure what hubs they use.  Probably not Stans.  You might call Performance Bike and see if you can find out if it's a quality hub or not.

I'm not sure what your price range is but a couple more to consider:  The new Stans Mk3 is around 700.  Mavic All Road Elite UST can be found on sale less than 700. 



I think you may also want to consider, though not as convenient perhaps as Google browsing the interwebs, a custom wheel builder.  

$700 can get you a hell of a wheelset.  Hed Belgium Plus/DT Swiss 350 for example.  Pacenti/Velocity/H plus Son/Boyd Altamont laced to Hope RS4 hubs for $700.  There is also a great rim from Astral/Rolf Prima with 21mm width for same price. 

And carbon wheel sets start at just $850.   IMG_20180827_093758573.jpg 

Get in touch, see below\/\/.


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NoCoGreg

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I've been looking for some lighter wheels for my Raleigh Roker and discovered that due to the wide 26mm external width I need to look at mountain bike 29'er wheels.  It seems the wheel companies market the narrower width wheels as road/cx/gravel but wheels with wider rims get marketed for mountain.  The 15mm front thru axle is another mountain trait and 12mm is marketed more toward gravel/cx/road.  Happy shopping...

Greg

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