Easton’s Haven and Havoc wheels have been solid performers for years but with customers asking for ever-wider options the brand went back to the drawing board to create an all-new platform for aggressive trail and all-mountain riding.
The new Heist wheels will be available in both 27.5 and 29-inch, and in three widths: 24 mm, 27 mm or 30 mm, allowing riders to choose exactly which size works best for their bike and riding style. They’re also tubeless-ready with the tape and valves installed at the factory.
They come laced three-cross with butted spokes and brass nipples to Easton’s own X5 hubs that can be configured to thru axle or quick release with the provided end caps. Don’t worry, not every brand has moved on to Boost spacing already! It has a three-pawl design with 21 points of engagement. Since they’re designed to be ridden hard, Easton also includes five extra spokes in the box as well.
Easton’s claimed weight for the various models is anywhere from 1,650 grams to 1,880 grams and an MSRP of $700. There are also some colored decal sets sold separately so you can get that custom look.
Also available are the Arc rims, which are the same as those found on the Heist wheels but sold separately so you can get exactly the setup you’re looking for.
We’ll be riding the Heist wheels soon for a long-term review, but in the meantime watch how Wade Simmons snagged a pair for himself: