Easton’s just debuted their entry to the Road Tubeless market, and it’ll make a perfect cyclocross wheelset.
The 2012 Easton EA90RT has an entirely new rim, and it’s wide! Internal rim width is 17.5mm with a solid rim bed, so no rim tape necessary. Uses the same double threaded nipple/dueler that they use on their mountain bike wheels.
The rim width is 15mm inside on their standard EA90SLX wheels, and brand manager Dain Zaffke says that adds 12% volume moving a 23c tire from the SLX to the RT. He mentioned that to illustrate that even if you never run it tubeless it would still offer a smoother ride.
1550g claimed for $850. Available by end if August, just in time for cyclocross. Hint, hint – the wider rim should provide some great tire profiles. It has the same hubs as the EA90SL wheels, which come in at 1530g. More pics after the break…