I have ridden Mavic Kysrium wheel’s for a couple of years and they are a pretty versatile and reliable wheel. I once had a problem with the bearings, which needed fixing but apart from that they are quite sturdy.
The advantages of the Mavic Ksyrium’s include
- Light enough to race. I have used them for hillclimbs, (although I now use Zipp 404 tubulars.)
- Strong and reliable for year round training.
- Look good. I don’t know why but I love the look of the silver straight spokes.
Long Term Review Ksyrium
I’ve had Mavic Ksyrium for 5 years. After two years, I had a problem with the rear hub, I had it fixed twice, but in the end I got rid off it because it couldn’t be repaired. The front wheel has been fine and has never needed changing. I like it because they are really quite light for clincher wheels and definitely look good on a polished road bike. They are also quite strong and accelerate well out of corners. With a distinctive flat spoke they stand out quite well. The problem with the hub may have been bad luck as other riders I know haven’t experienced those problems.
Mavic Ksyrium’s £279
Other features include:
- Easier handling with a lower inertia front rim
- Maxtal, SUP rim with Fore drilling, profiled straight-pull spokes
- 18 spokes
- Alloy hubs with QRM+ bearings
- FTS-L freewheel system
- Supplied with q/r mechs
- Rear wheel bearing adjustment tool and spoke keys
Mavic Ksyrium SL Premium Wheel Set is twice as expensive coming in at £549 . However, for a clincher their weight is impressively low and this is not at the expense of strength and performance.
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