Easton Havoc AM MTB Wheel Review

5.00 out of 5
By Syd Patricio    on Aug 20, 2009

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May 6, 2011
Model/Year: 2011

Pros: Improved hub and rim design over previous models.
Now UST.

Cons: None

Recommendation: Now wider and stronger the new Havocs are awesome. Truely shread worthy. The added strenght did not come at a cost of weight. The lighter weight is a welcome as well. Only comes with a 20mm front though. Other than that you have a choice of rear spacing which is cool. Awesome graphics as well.

August 9, 2009
Pros: A great wheelset at any price. Super cassette body which works very well. Tough wheels that can take abuse

Cons: None

Recommendation: I love these wheels they work great and roll so well. If your into hitting gnarly trails these are a must have. Also these will work on 20mm QR15mm and QR9mm front axle.

June 17, 2009
Pros: Can be found on sale. The Thru Axle is a quick change out w/o tools. Weight vs Sturdiness is within tolerances to race XC on. Easton wheels are coming on strong in MTB and Road.

Cons: You'll want to do PM on the hubs every 6 months.

Recommendation: The local LBS suggested I go with these after I taco'd a set of DT 1540's on a channeled rock garden. Their entire XC squad uses them..and I figured what the heck. I have continued to abuse these within an inch of MY life and they have yet to even garner a spoke ping. Their weight isn;t that much of a factor on race day climbs as you can catch anything lost while bombing technical downhills and obstacles with confidence. I don't hesitate to take to the air to clear some obstacles with these. They have surpassed my expectations. Mated with the Rampage 2.35...an almost unbeatable combo.

June 16, 2009
Pros: Tough set of wheels with rugged hubs and easily converts from 9mm to 20mm without any tools.

Cons: Weight, but I'm a trail rider, so having strong wheels is worth it.

Recommendation: If you ride techical trails, all mountain or freeride, these are a great set.