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ATLien

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Is this wheelset a unicorn? I can never seem to find it available as wheelset, online or in shops. Fits the specs I'm looking for: aluminium hoops, ~1550 grams, 20mm internal width, tubeless, disc, under $900. Anyone know where to buy these as complete wheelset? Any other recs that fits those specs? Stans Grail too heavy. Thanks all!
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I would say with Open Pro UST disc rim, if you can lose 1mm you can definitely get to 1550g and less than $900 easily.  Another rim would be the Boyd Altamont Lite Disc, which could also get very close in weight.  There seems to be nothing extraordinary about Easton hubs - other Taiwanese hubs would be at least equal.  Easton does put together a nice looking package, though.

Either of these rims with DT 350 or Hope RS4 hubs would be under your budget.  There are some nicer hubs coming out from Novatec that would also work (and lighter).

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Is this wheelset a unicorn? I can never seem to find it available as wheelset, online or in shops. Fits the specs I'm looking for: aluminium hoops, ~1550 grams, 20mm internal width, tubeless, disc, under $900. Anyone know where to buy these as complete wheelset? Any other recs that fits those specs? Stans Grail too heavy. Thanks all!


I haven't checked but those wheels they could be No Longer Available.  I've got 2 sets of the EA70 XCTs and have liked them.  The first set were spec'd on my Pivot Mach429C from Competitive Cyclist back in 2013.  I have pounded those wheels for 4 years and they always came back for more.  And the rim is solid, so no sealing tape required.  Anyway, they were being made a few years ago so could be superceded by now. 
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These are the non-boost version of the wheels I bought for my new mtn bike.  You would need a free hub conversion kit which is readily available on eBay @ c. $100.  If you use a 11-sp mtn bike cassette then no conversion kit necessary.

https://www.bike-discount.de/en/buy/dt-swiss-xr-1501-spline-one-29-wheelset-536133


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I haven't checked but those wheels they could be No Longer Available.  I've got 2 sets of the EA70 XCTs and have liked them.  The first set were spec'd on my Pivot Mach429C from Competitive Cyclist back in 2013.  I have pounded those wheels for 4 years and they always came back for more.  And the rim is solid, so no sealing tape required.  Anyway, they were being made a few years ago so could be superceded by now. 


Thanks everyone for info about options. Both EA90 and EA70 disc still exist; according to Easton the EA90 is the debut wheel for their new "vault" centerlock hub. Just don't seem to be readily available in retail world yet, as far as I can tell. Bikerumor did an article several months back.

https://www.bikerumor.com/2017/09/15/easton-vault-spins-out-oversized-road-disc-brake-hub-in-new-ea90-sl-disc-wheels/
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+ for EA90 - killer wheel set on bikes like Warbird or Cutthroat. Light, strong, responsive.
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I know, right?  I have a front wheel from a couple years ago, but had a hard time finding the rear wheel.  Well, I change my front wheel more often anyways...
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I'd just have oleritter build you a wheelset!  He's working on two sets for me right now and has earned my business with his knowledge and better than fair pricing.

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I'd just have oleritter build you a wheelset!  He's working on two sets for me right now and has earned my business with his knowledge and better than fair pricing.



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Following up.  The EA90 SL Disc's are now available on a couple of the more popular online sites.  I just clicked purchase, in part tempted by a sale price and low stock. 

A heads up - customer service tells me that the pictured vault hubs (Easton's new hubs) do indeed come with these, even though the older M1 hubs are described in the product description.

Hoping these will shed a pound from my Roker Sport, which came with Weinmann Impulse wheels.  
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Should be a good purchase. I have a set of the old version on my MTB and they're going strong after 4 or 5 years. I don't know how you paid but for  900$ canadia  I went with these: https://www.dtswiss.com/fr/produits/roues-route/endurance/er-1400-spline/er-1400-spline-21/ Dtswiss 240 hub in a gorgeous mat black finish, 20mm inner width and 1484g with tubeless tape. I've just received them so will try to post picture later in another thread. Probably not a good choice for single track (24 spokes and really light)  but they should be fine for everything else.
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Wow, are your stock wheels that heavy?  What is the EA90 price and weight?

The EC90 is heavy (800gr), the EC70 is noticeably lighter (690) and cheaper.

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That is what I did.   A lot lighter and cheaper than the EC90 at half off.  Fed Ex says they are on the way.
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Those look great, enjoy!

The EA90 SL Disc wheelset cost me $600 total, net of my activejunky.com 8% reimbursement.  They are claimed ~1550 grams.
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Those look great, enjoy!

The EA90 SL Disc wheelset cost me $600 total, net of my activejunky.com 8% reimbursement.  They are claimed ~1550 grams.


Wow that's a great price! I wonder if end-caps for this wheelset would fit on my old EA90? Mine are 15x100mm and I wanted to move them on my gravel bike (12x100)  as a second wheelset and buy a new wider one for my mtb. But I was not able to find anything else but qr end-caps...
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One option is to use a 15 to 12mm adapter - basically an aluminum or carbon sleeve - to go in the axle.  That is what I'm going to do.
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Those look great, enjoy!

The EA90 SL Disc wheelset cost me $600 total, net of my activejunky.com 8% reimbursement.  They are claimed ~1550 grams.


Where did you get them from?
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Where did you get them from?


Jenson. They are also on Performance Bike site. Description says M1 hub, but they arrived with the new Vault hub (so now I need to pick up centerlock rotors, whatever those are).
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