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Easton Tempest II Alloy Wheelset

Discussion in 'Bicycle Mechanics and Repairs' started by steve23, 15 Feb 2008.

  1. steve23

    steve23 New Member

    sorry for all of the questions!

    but ive just seen this wheelset, how does it compare to the Kysrium SL?

    any info?

    thanks
     
  2. stevenb

    stevenb New Member

    Location:
    South Beds.
    I have read that Easton wheels are pretty strong. They are pretty light too. The Mavics are a prefered choice for many but at 1500g a pair the Eastons would prolly be my choice:
    http://www.ukbikestore.co.uk/acatalog/info_EA978872_179291.html
    http://www.cyclesurgery.com/product...ogle/productid/2419/GroupID/11/CategoryID/140
     
  3. domtyler

    domtyler Über Member

    I think I am going to be getting a pair of Easton's at some point this year, they are meant to be great wheels and have had really amazing reviews.
     
  4. Bollo

    Bollo A Local Milk Person

    Location:
    Winch
    I got a pair of Easton Orion IIs about a year ago. I think they're based on the same basic idea as the Tempest and Ascent, but the Orions have a few more spokes for the burlier road-warrior. So far I've covered about 1000+miles on them on pock-marked Hampshire backroads and they've not needed truing. They feel VERY strong, and I really have to go some to get any rubbing on the rear brakes.

    I believe the only down-side is that spoke replacement is not something yer average LBS can do as they are threaded Easton-only specials, but I stand to be corrected.
     
  5. Lardyboy

    Lardyboy New Member

    Got a set of Ascent 2's. Been very impressed so far, the build quality is excellent, the reliability likewise.
     
  6. papercorn2000

    papercorn2000 Senior Member

    I've been racing on the T2's for a couple of years. Light, really robust (haven't had to touch them with a spoke key) and the smoothest hubs ever! Couldn't recommend them enough!