Easton Cycling Launches Havoc UST 150mm: lightest downhill wheelset on the market
Scotts Valley, Calif., July 20, 2011- Meeting the increasing demands of freeride and downhill riders, Easton Cycling has launched a 12x150mm version of its highly regarded Havoc UST wheelset. Total wheelset weight for this new option is a remarkable 1,870-grams making it the lightest 12x150mm wheelset on the market while delivering certified UST compatibility.
Easton will continue selling the Havoc DH, a heavy-duty alternative and official wheel of Whistler Bike Park, but the new Havoc UST 150mm takes downhill wheels to a new level by dropping nearly a full pound of weight and adding certified UST compatibility. This new wheelset has been race tested all season on the downhill world cup by Team Lapierre and Team Devinci’s Steve Smith, recent winner of the Canadian Open DH race on Havoc UST 150’s.
The Havoc UST 150mm features a tubeless compatible, true UST 23-millimeter internal rim width (28mm external) and is laced with 28 straight-gauge Sapim spokes. Havocs are available with either bold orange anodized hubs and matching water-transfer graphics or in a stealthy gray. The Havoc 150mm is sold as a separate rear wheel for $555 or with a 20mm front wheel as a complete set at $1000 and is also compatible with 157mm rear spacing through the use of modular end caps.