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Funky new Easton 'infomercials' :-)

Old 09-30-08, 09:16 PM
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Funky new Easton 'infomercials' :-)



Is any of it B.S.? I'm a bit naive.
Do they now make their own deep aero carbon rims?

I've got to say, I'm suckered in by that test which slams the steel rod into the carbon rim -- it's pretty impressive


https://www.eastonbike.com/index_vid.html

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Old 09-30-08, 09:35 PM
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Video was informative and well put together. I have no idea if it was all lies or not.
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Old 09-30-08, 09:44 PM
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... and ALL of their wheels are hand made... That is impressive.
I just purchased a set of EA 90 Aeros, I wish my frame would arrive so that I can go for a ride.
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Old 09-30-08, 09:49 PM
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AH HA!! Carbon wheels DO flex too much and the brakes DO rub!

The Pro on the BMC team says he can hear brakes rubbing during every sprint, but not with the Easton wheels, of course
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Old 10-01-08, 04:02 AM
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... and ALL of their wheels are hand made... That is impressive.
Yeah and so are ALL of shimano's....

But how well built?

and why?
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Good video, didnt contain any blatant lies or overstatements like "commercials" usually. From what I can tell that its.

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I like the CNT cranks. Hope they do a compact when it's released.
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These aren't infomercials, they are web videos designed to inform as opposed to hard sell. The only claim I heard that was questionable was the brake rub one, and that came from a rider - which is considered a testimonial (personal opinion) as opposed to a company claim.

Nicely produced and informative.

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Any other manufacturers have these kind of videos out?
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funny how all there testing is for when the wheel is going down a straight road. to me a bad pothole while turning is whats gonna mess up the wheel. also "gram for gram the strongest wheel made" thats a marketing statement, unless easton is going out putting every single wheel on the market threw their testing standards. was the MTB riding the same wheels they were talking about?

overall i wish i could afford EA 90slx deep carbon rims, i know they are better than my neuvations m28s. i'm not going to be droping a 14lbs weight on my bear rim from 14inchs. i don't doubt that easton makes some of the better wheels on the market, of course at a price.

oh this vid was missing the all important aero testing...
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That test where they hit the bare rim with a steel rod struck me as a bit bogus.

Real-world goes like this: 200lb rider, doing 27, hits a pothole square on, causing instant pinch flat. Does the rim survive?
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Originally Posted by Creakyknees View Post
That test where they hit the bare rim with a steel rod struck me as a bit bogus.

Real-world goes like this: 200lb rider, doing 27, hits a pothole square on, causing instant pinch flat. Does the rim survive?
How about this:
A rider under the wheel's weight limit hits a pot hole during a race on his carbon rims. See pics for aftermath:





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Originally Posted by 55/Rad View Post
These aren't infomercials, they are web videos designed to inform as opposed to hard sell. The only claim I heard that was questionable was the brake rub one, and that came from a rider - which is considered a testimonial (personal opinion) as opposed to a company claim.
I tend to think the opposite, believing a rider before believing a company's PR department (similar to a bike shop -- I'll ask the mechanics, not the sales staff, about which parts are trouble-free).

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How about this:
A rider under the wheel's weight limit hits a pot hole during a race on his carbon rims. See pics for aftermath:
See, if those were Eastons, they would've been fine. Where did that happen, btw -- was it a local DC race?

I liked the vid, too; makes me want their wheels for my next set. I should go back and watch the Components version.
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Old 10-01-08, 06:13 PM
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Don't know if the stuff is true or not, but it was a really well made video and seemed to be pretty informative. I would like a 3rd party to do that kind of test as far as the 'bump test' on all the different high end wheels on the market.

Also, It'd be nice if there was a depression test, i.e. pothole, instead of bump, maybe both!
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