Bicycle Mechanics - Spokes for Easton Wheels?
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09-26-11, 07:05 PM
Carried my bike 2.2 miles home after breaking a front spoke on my EA90 SL. The wheel was rubbing hard against the fork leg so adjusting the F brake was out of the question. And...no spoke wrench. I plan on bringing the wheel to my LBS tomorrow but was wondering if they are going to have spokes for this wheel. They are round SS spokes, a little on the thin side. If they don't have the right replacement can these be ordered anywhere?
09-26-11, 07:50 PM
They are Sapim double butted straight pull spokes. If your LBS can't get them you can get replacements directly from Easton by calling 877-835-6629 (although you may have to buy a pack of 5).
09-26-11, 08:50 PM
These are what my Easton EA90 SLX wheels use they may be the same you can call Easton and buy them direct I also have several extra new spokes and nipples if you cant find them I am in CA also.
SPOKE SS S.P. 2.0/1.7 288 EA90 SLX F 1000004783 $0.95
SPOKE SS S.P. 2.0/1.7 284 EA90 SLX NDS 1000005628 $0.95
SPOKE SS S.P. 2.0/1.7 282 EA90 SLX DS 1000004297 $0.95
09-27-11, 05:48 AM
Thanks for the quick replies. I should have said I have the EA 90 SLX. They only have about 2K miles on them.
If my LBS doesn't have them I will call Easton and order a few as I love these wheels.
09-27-11, 09:33 AM
By the way the spokes do not come with nipples so if you want them make sure you order as mentioned you need to buy in sets of 5.
09-27-11, 12:34 PM
I ordered spokes and nipples. When I got to the LBS there was another broken spoke - the next spoke on the same side of the hub! The wheel was just laying on my back seat.
09-27-11, 12:41 PM
sounds like the whole wheel might need a retensioning
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