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    Jul 2006

    EA70 XCT 29" vs Stans Arch/ZTR hubs

    Not much info on here. Anybody have long term success? Easy to set up tubeless? I can get these for about the price as a Stans Arch EX/ztr hubs. SS build if that matters.

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    Easton EA70 XCT are UST wheels, so if you're running tubeless ready tires it will be a slam dunk setting up tubeless. On the down side, proprietary low spoke count wheels can be more difficult to get parts for.

    Stans Arch EX rims are designed to run standard tires tubeless. They are a larger inner diameter to make the tires fit snugly. If you're looking at trying to convert standard tires to tubeless (which is more hit or miss than Tubeless Ready tires) then this is the better choice. They also have the advantage of being standard 32 spoke wheels so getting replacement spokes is easy.

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