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When we hear 'carbon,' we think 'race day.' And considering that we might only spend a few weeks of the year racing in the saddle, aluminum is what we need for our daily wheels. However, narrowing down the long list of alloy clinchers can be a chore. If you're like us, you don't want to sacrifice aerodynamics for durability, but you don't want to gain durability at the expense of high gram counts. Luckily, the Easton EA50 Aero Clincher Wheel brings the best of all worlds together. With a new aero rim shape and hub design, the EA50 Aero retains its place at the top of training wheels, while making your base miles a little easier.

Easton's EA50 Aero wheel is made from the proprietary sleeved EA50 aluminum alloy. This material selection not only works to reduce weight, but its forging process also promotes a heightened rigidity. Immediately, you'll notice a stiff wheel that explodes on sprints and predictably tracks through alpine chicanes. For the new 2012 model, Easton has reworked its bread-and-butter rim design to create a more aerodynamic profile. The 30mm deep sidewalls slope inwards, and when combined with 24 radial-laced, bladed spokes, the EA50 cuts through headwinds. Most importantly, the new integrated aero properties accentuate the existing, classic workhorse principles of the EA50. You get the same strength, only faster.

Every EA50 wheel is built and sonically trued by hand to ensure a perfectly balanced product. It rolls on sealed cartridge bearings that help make the EA50 Easton's most versatile wheel. Whether you're running loaded panniers or running through the sandpit at your local 'cross race, the EA50 will deliver you to your destination in a hurry.

The Easton EA50 Aero Clincher Wheel is available in one 700c size and in the color Black.

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great wheel for the price

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

These wheels are almost bullet proof. I have run them for almost a year and 7000 miles and the one issue has been a wheel bearing at about 5500 miles. Easton was great to deal with on the issue. After one call I had a new set of bearings in the mail.

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What type of cartridge bearings is being...

What type of cartridge bearings is being used in the rear hub? Anybody know specific bearing code or dimensions?