Mavic Ksyrium SSC Wheelset

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Mavic Ksyrium SSC

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[May 09, 2011]
Chris_is_in_the_house
Racer

OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
4
Strength:

Real stiff, and perfect for a 80kg guy.

Weakness:

spokes

Nice product in every version; SL, SR, Equipe, Elite, R-Sys, R Sys SL, Cosmic Elite etc..

Similar Products Used:

sram s80 and ultegra

[Aug 08, 2009]
jorgem
Racer

OVERALL
RATING
1
VALUE
RATING
1
Strength:

Good looking

Weakness:

Weak spoke area

Not sure I will buy them again, until mavic makes the better.The rear wheel is basically gone,spoke areas are cracked.they suffer from this.And,mavic will not help without more money.I am 165 lbs,and I will look for different wheels.I always wanted a pair,and now regret geting them,and apart from falling apart the are not true.

Similar Products Used:

rolf

[Jan 23, 2006]
Larry

OVERALL
RATING
1
VALUE
RATING
1
Strength:

Look good, Stayed true to the end

Weakness:

The end came to soon

Cracks developed on the rim at the spoke threads. The fix is a new and expensive rim replacement. These are high end rims and should last longer. I am 150lb rider and I use these for recreational and commuting.

Similar Products Used:

Shimano dura ace

[Oct 15, 2002]
lance

OVERALL
RATING
1
VALUE
RATING
1

Why are there road wheels on a mountain bike site????

[Apr 08, 2003]
Kennie
Weekend Warrior

OVERALL
RATING
1
VALUE
RATING
1
Strength:

Mavic Kysrium SL's. Light, fast. look nice

Weakness:

Reliability - cracks at spokes along rim in two places after just six months use - not impressed with poor endurance. I'm 85 kilo and moderately quick rider. These wheels should be better quality for the money.

Sorry guys, don't buy these wheels. While they seem to have a good reputation, I have found they don't last. Six months light to moderate use has ended up with a rear rim with two cracks eminating from both sides of two spokes. This kind of quality I expect from cheap Asian copies that fall off the back of trucks - not high priced Mavic product. At this rate I will need a new rim two times a year - not happy and will not buy or recommend Kysrium SL's again

Similar Products Used:

Mavic Open Pro, Velocity, Zip 440's, Mavic CXP 30's

[Oct 14, 2006]
Tim

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
Strength:

Strength and Weight

Weakness:

?? There are none for me

These wheels are worth every penny to me and quite a bit more. After destroying four rear wheels after less than 1000 miles of use, I bought these wheels as a $100.00 upgrade from the Aksiums (how great of a deal is that?) with a new Felt and have done 3000 miles of hard training on the bike in the last six months. I am 6'4" and weighed 230 when I started (I now weigh 200) and have hit huge Honolulu pot holes quite a few times without affecting the wheels at all. I have climbed some of the 10 degree + hills around Oahu many times and have had the guys at IT&B tweek (I mean just "tweak") the rear wheel only once. I only needed a strong set of wheels but these are the bonus of being incredibly light as well. I would do it again in a second - Amazingly strong.

Similar Products Used:

Shimano R550 and R500 / Mavic Open SUP

[Jul 09, 2001]
Claude
Racer

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
4
Strength:

Stiff, strong, light, perfectly round, stays true. Skewer action especially good. Very little maintenence, but I've never crashed them.

Weakness:

Expensive, but you get what you pay for.

These are the best wheels I've ever owned, and I been racing for 20 years. Didn't like the Spinergy's, because they weren't perfectly true, not stiff enough, and heavy, but these wheels are fabulous! Very easy to adjust out any hub play. They convey a sense of high qualilty, professional wheels. If you can afford them, get 'em.

Similar Products Used:

Spinergy

[Mar 20, 2001]
Mark Rankenberg
Racer

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
4
Strength:

rear-wheel stiffer than first asumed

Weakness:

expensive

This is a follow-up of my earlier review, it seems that the rear-wheel had some play in the bearings wich was helped in a second and now it's stiff enough.
A few weeks ago i crashed in the sprint of a classic, three spokes in the front wheel were damaged en wheel was bent, after inserting three new spokes(in one week delivered)it was as new.
After the next competition my rear wheel wasn't true anymore, but like a conventional wheel it was straight after bringing some more and less tension to a few spokes.
So i'am very pleased with the wheels and they also look nice!

Similar Products Used:

many conventional wheels

[Mar 02, 2001]
Mark Rankenberg
Racer

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
Strength:

relatively stiff, very light, durable

Weakness:

rear-wheel a little bit to flexy for my kind of racing(i'm 85kg and quite strong). And IF they break, then you have to send them back to mavic.

Got it from my sponsor, use it as competition wheelset, raced about 1000km with it, they are durable(richard groenendaal, one of the best cyclocrossers of the world, also races with them, and he has got a couple of bikes each more expensive then your car...) As light as helium, but much more durable en better aerodynamic's, looks cool also, an good alround wheel. I can recommend it to everyone who is under 80kg, and non racers under 100kg. The bearings are also very smooth. A bit expensive, but not too expensive if you want good wheels

Similar Products Used:

conventional wheels, chorus, ultegra, tune, hugi, with high and low rims

[Nov 26, 2000]
Mark
Weekend Warrior

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
Strength:

great stiffness and incredible for climbling. FAST.

Weakness:

Not cheap.

Just a great set of wheels. They are lighter and climb better then Rolf's. Also have the durability of the Rolfs. I have had lots of wheels and its not easy to notice the difference between hign end wheels, but you will with these. Worth the price

Similar Products Used:

Rolf Vector Pro's

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