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    does a 15 mm front hub is weak or unsuitable for aggresive AM?

    Hi guys,


    I just bought an Easton vice xlt, with front hub of 15mm. are the 15mm hubs more suitable for 27.5, or is it just a weaker hub? in the Easton site it says they suit AM, but i don't want to trust the site itself.

    thanks.

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    For me the 24 f/r spoke count and 21mm ID rim make the wheelset unsuitable. 15mm front thru is fine.
    The ARC 30mm ID rim in 32 would be an aluminum Easton choice.

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    Ride what you bought, dude, it's fine.
    Just like a raindrop, I was born to fall.

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    yea nothing wrong with easton wheels, I have a 15mm TA, and 20mm internal Easton EA70XL wheels and its been great for the 1700 miles or so ive put on them.
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    Seems that this might have been a question better asked BEFORE you bought the wheel.

    But that said, I agree with Blatant and andyf.

    Easton makes good stuff, ride it.
    Low and slack.

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    Hi guys thanks!

    it wasn't a choice to buy them, they came with the frame.

    thanks very much!

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    Oh, sorry, your OP implied that you bought just the wheel.

    What frame did you buy? Pics??
    Low and slack.

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    Ride what you have, it'll run.

    That said, I'd take a 32h front wheel on a 15mm hub over a reduced spoke count anything and a thicker 20mm axle.

    Also, I really hope that RaceFace/Easton can combine to make an Atlas Wheelset - take the RaceFace or Easton hubs, the Arc30 rims, and run some beefy DT Competition-Industry spokes in a 32H configuration. It'd be a 1880/1950g wheelset (650B/29er), but they'd be amazing.

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    The Easton Heist are close, 28h. I'm rolling Arc 30 rims on LG1+ hubs on my Prime, nice rims, solid and reassuring.
    Low and slack.

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    Hi guys, thanks!

    yes I have described it poorly, that it seemed I bought all alone.


    these are the rims:

    rear:
    View image: 20150921 212854
    front:
    Image codes: 20150921 212851

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