Photo: Oliver Baker

Easton EC90 AERO55 Carbon Clincher/Tubeless-Ready


$2,300, Wiggle.com

The draw: Super fat rim with all the bells and whistles

The Easton EC90 AERO55 is all about going big or going home. The engineers at Easton went to the wind tunnel and produced a 55mm wheel that feels much shallower than that in a crosswind thanks to the ultra-fat Fantom rim. Boasting a huge 28mm outer rim width that tests the limits of some brake calipers (ours worked fine), the AERO55 was one of the widest we tested and felt fast and incredibly stable on descents. Most importantly, for a tubeless-ready wheel, mounting a standard clincher on this rim was a breeze, unlike a few other tubeless models.

1,630 grams