I am considering buying a new wheel set for my XC bike and need your advice to get the best one. Well, currently I am looking at Easton EA90SLX wheels. I have never used this brand ever before, but read many good reviews on it. Has anyone used these wheels? If so, then what's your experience so far? I am not committed to purchase Easton EA90SLX wheels, so recommendations for other wheels are also welcome.
They look like low spoke count (18 front, 24 rear) race wheels. I doubt they are especially suited to touring unless you are talking about sagged tours where someone is carrying your stuff.