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Are Ksyriums really meant for triathlons?(5 posts)

Are Ksyriums really meant for triathlons?Gav
Jun 6, 2001 4:15 PM
I don't ride triathlons but was considering getting a set of the ksyriums. Most seem to rave about this product in all riding situations. Are the aero rims going to make it much more or marginally more difficult in windy conditions? Someone mentinoned "aero drag", what is that? Would Mavic's Classic line be a better fit for me with non-aero rims? Are the K's geared for triathlons and the Classics for all other road biking situations? I ride a Caad 4 from early spring to late fall in NY state unless there is heavy rain. Thoughts?

re: Are Ksyriums really meant for triathlons?Paul N. VA
Jun 7, 2001 5:12 AM
Why ask the question if you don't do it? I bought a pair off a racer who said it was the best wheel he's ever ridden. He is sponsored, so he gets new stuff every year. I have heliums, open pros also, and the ksyriums are the best: fast. strong, light weight, and stays in true.
The only negative is the cheap paint finish, and expensive spokes if you every break one. I highly recommended them.

What is max psi for ksyrium rims? nmbill
Jun 7, 2001 8:27 AM
140 for clincher. nm.Mike Prince
Jun 7, 2001 12:18 PM
Not really tri wheels at all........runstevierun
Jun 8, 2001 10:52 AM
I've a pair of K's and I love them.
I also race Tri's with the K's and rarely see
other bikes with them.
In the road races I do, I see many more K's.
The K's have a "semi-aero" rim,
in other words, not really aero at all.
The bladed spokes are aero and the wheels
seem faster than conventional at speed.
Tri wheels, like HED or Zipps
have huge aero rims.