First, the wheels look great on the bike. However from the first ride there was a really loud spoke pinging noise from the rear wheel. When measuring with my spoke tension meter I found the rear spokes badly under tensioned. After properly adjusting the tension and truing the wheel the noise is gone. I was originally looking at Mavic wheels but those have gotten stupid expensive. At a much better price these wheels are a good alternative without needing a mortgage to purchase them.
I have used these wheels for about a week now. They look good and seem to work well. I got these because a spoke pulled out of the rear hub on my last set which were a different brand, they were a low spoke count with bladed spokes and were 5-6 years old. I am using Tufo clincher tubular tires with them which I have been using for the past 3-4 years, I like these tires. At first I though the rear rim was not very true and had a flat spot in it so I built a truing stand to check them out. While they may not be perfectly round they are very close and certainly don't have a flat spot, they are dead on straight. My rear tire does have a significant wobble in it and I am guessing the bump I feel with each rotation is also coming from the tire, I did not notice any of this with the old wheel. With the Tufos I am using a 23 in the front and a 25 in the back, the front tire does not seem to have any issues. I tried installing an older Tufo 23 which I had kept from the last time I replaced my tired (the rear was worn but the front still looked good) and it was too narrow to fit so I could not try changing the tires. I am planning on replacing my tires soon since my rear tire is getting worn. My only complaint about these wheels is how noisy the freewheel is, my last wheel was nearly silent when you coasted, this one is like a carnival wheel-of-fortune every time you coast or are soft pedaling, hopefully I get used to it but right now it is very annoying.
These wheels are quite the bang for the buck! Paired with 23mm tires on up, they handle like a dream due to the 22mm rim width, Stiff and semi-aero, and 11 speed compatible, with subtle graphics that go well with any color scheme. The only issue that has been reported with several pairs of these wheels is relentless pinging from the non-driveside rear spokes/nipples. This might not be an issue with every set of these EA70's, however in at least two instances this has been an agitating situation. Overall though for the price you can't go wrong with this wheelset.