is known for making everything from hockey sticks to tubing for frame sets, so when they stepped into the world of wheels, we were stoked to see what they had. Recently we got a pair of the Havoc wheels, so here's a quick overview on them.Also, check out the video inside.
Easton recently sent over a set of their Havoc AM wheels, their answer to those aggressive cross country, or all mountain riders needs. First off, the Havoc wheels are 24 spoke, built from the factory with Sapim
Triple butted spokes. Sapim has been known for creating high quality spokes, usually found on higher end wheels like these. The Havoc AM wheels are also laced up with straight pull spokes, in a 2 cross pattern, and are rolling on sealed bearings.
The Havoc AM wheels weigh in at 1875 grams, which is a nice weight for this style of wheel set. The Havoc AM wheels are built with a complete alloy hub, including the freehub body. It has low drag seals, and is built with Mountain bike abuse specific grease from the factory. The pawl engagement on the Havoc wheels is very smooth, and aids in the low rolling resistance.
Tyler has been doing some XC and shuttle riding on the Havoc AM wheels lately, and has nothing but good things to say. Our grass roots rider Kat even threw them on her DH ride for a few days at Whistler with no problems or signs of abuse. I would suggest looking at the Havoc AM wheels if you are in the market for some new hoops for your all mountain bike.http://www.eastonbike.com Editor's Note:
-All Easton wheels are hand built by master wheel builders from start to finish. No machine touches the wheels during the build process.
-They now have 15mm thru-axle kits available for Havoc wheels for 2009.
-For 2009 there will be a dedicated Havoc DH model.