Ever wonder how Cadel Evans seemed to float up the mountains to take the yellow jersey? Well, part of it was the fact that he's a pro cyclist. The other part was the fact that he used the Easton EC90 SL wheel set. If you ride Campy, and need an ultra lightweight rear wheel, then you should know that this is about as light as wheels get. Thanks to an innovative rim technology and the sealed R4 SL lightweight hubs, this is a wheel that was meant to literally float up mountains, and we'd chose it over a carbon wheel any day for serious mountain riding.
Lightweight EC90 rim construction is stiff and aerodynamically shaped
ThermaTec brake track gives you smooth, easily-modulated braking power and helps shed excess heat build up
56mm rim depth gives a substantial aerodynamic advantage, but is still stable in a cross wind
Alloy axle, axle caps and cassette bodies shaves off nearly 36 grams
R4 SL hubs spin up fast, keep rolling, and weight next to nothing thanks to long wearing, lightweight ceramic bearings
Newly designed pawl carrier flexes less under loads
Special lightweight Sapim spokes provide superior strength and durability while keeping weight down