Brock's busted Easton EA70 - reborn with a Kinlin XC279

Aero Easton Kinlin Sapim Wheel Repairs

Easton EA70 rebuild onto Kinlin XC279 by XLR8 Performance Bicycle Wheels

Brock was having some woes with his Easton EA70 rear wheel. He'd pulled a spoke through the rim.

We find the Kinlin XC279 is an excellent replacement rim for this kind of wheel - super robust, not heavy and wide at 23mm external.

Being a few years old, and having some some miles on them, the spokes and nipples were seized. We rebuilt the fine Easton EA70 hub onto the Kinlin using Sapim Race double butted spokes on the non drive side, and Sapim Leader plain gauge spokes on the driveside. The heavier gauge spoke acts to somewhat equalise lateral wheel stiffness due to the asymmetric spoke bracing angles.

Black Sapim Polax brass nipples sorted out the rebuild, built 2x on both sides.


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