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2013 Triathlete Buyer’s Guide: Aero Wheels

  • By Aaron Hersh
  • Published May 24, 2013
  • Updated Nov 6, 2013 at 12:50 AM UTC

Easton EC90 SL 38

$2,100, Eastoncycling.com
The draw: Uphill specialist

Durability, weight and ride feel are the hallmarks of the ec90 SL 38, not aerodynamic shaping. The 38mm deep rim is just 21mm across. it is robustly constructed with 18 spokes on the front wheel and 24 in the rear, yet still weighs just 1,250 grams, making it one of the lightest wheels tested for this review. Brake control isn’t quite on par with the best pairs including enve and Zipp, but they are lively and energetic when jamming up a hill—the steeper the better.

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Aaron Hersh

Aaron Hersh

Aaron Hersh is the Senior Tech Editor of Triathlete magazine. To submit a question, write Aaron at Ahersh@competitorgroup.com.

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