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Broken Spoke Easton EA90 SLX

Old 09-06-11, 07:29 AM
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Broken Spoke Easton EA90 SLX

Broke a spoke on my EA90 SLX, front wheel. Shop says they are seeing a lot of broken spokes on the SLX's these days. Anyone else breaking spokes? I'm 6' / 180 and try to take it easy.

My other dilemma is do I keep riding the SLX's, I can get a new front wheel or do I take them back and get another set of wheels. I got the SLX's for $300, a great deal so that would be all the credit I'd have to work with. Looked at the Kysirum Elites but that would cost me another $150.......

I'm thinking new SLX.....
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Old 09-06-11, 07:48 AM
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Have a broken spoke on my wife's 5 month old EA70. She is 107 pounds and rides only on good roads. Friends wife had multiple spokes breaking on the same wheelset in Sri Lanka.
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Old 09-06-11, 07:50 AM
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im getting tired of reading these threads about broken FRONT spokes (seriously alarming, who the hell breaks front spokes?) on the easton sl and slx wheels. spend the extra money and get the ksyrium elites if you can afford them
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Never broken a spoke on my easton ea90slx. do you have the new ones or old style?
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I broke a rear spoke on my slx's last year, and replaced it without any further issues. I've been on these wheels for over 3 years, and this was the only problem I had (knock on wood). And, for the record, I range from 215-225 lbs depending on the season.
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I have had lots of people contact me regarding issues with broken spokes on them, but then again people don't tend to contact me about other wheels unless they have a problem with them so take that for what it's worth.
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The shop told me they had a rash of broken Easton spokes lately. They even encouraged me to get a different wheelset. I may be stubborn and just replace the front wheel. I got such a good deal on the SLX's and I do like them, the rear wheel hangs a lot but I ride the front all the time.

I can spend another $150 and get the Elites and "loose" the good deal I got.
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Man this sucks, I got a set of EA90 SL's a while back and I'm no lightweight.
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Well I just searched SLX, SL 90 and Easton and looked at old threads in Road Cycling. I didn't find much or any mention of broken spokes. Lots of fairly happy folks with the SLX's and the SL's.

When my spoke broke it made a loud pop and the wheel was so far out of true it was hitting the top of the fork. Couldn't be ridden but wouldn't have caused a crash.

I'm leaning toward just replacing the front wheel and saving my money for other toys....
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