Most riders probably wouldn’t ride 85mm aero wheels on a daily basis, but you could. Or at least, that’s what Easton seems to be implying with the launch of their new EC90 Aero 85 Disc wheels. Thanks to the addition of a disc brake Vault hubset, Easton says the wheels are ready for any weather, or any conditions, meaning you shouldn’t be scared of running your aero wheels just because the weather is looking questionable.
Created using their Aero55 Fantom rim profile, the shape has been stretched to 85mm deepto provide more aero advantage. That profile is also 19mm wide internally with a tubeless ready design that will allow the use of wider tubed or tubeless tires.
The addition of the Vault road hubset adds 6 degree engagement for instant accelerations, and the ability to run QR, 12mm or 15mm thru-axles with tool-free endcaps up front, and QR or 12x142mm in the rear. The wheels are built with 24 straight pull Sapim CX-Ray spokes front and rear in a 2x pattern with external alloy nipples. Centerlock disc brake mounts finish things off.
The set is said to weigh 1827g and each wheel is finished using graphics that are created from removing sections of the clear coat for even further weight savings. Pricing is set at $1099 for the front wheel, $1199 for the rear, and $2299 for the set. Available starting the second week of April.