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new wheelset? cosmos or cosmic elite?(6 posts)

new wheelset? cosmos or cosmic elite?Fernando
Aug 8, 2001 1:04 AM
I'm buying a new set of wheels and i'm looking between the cosmos and the cosmic elite, witch one should i buy? And why?
Thanks.
re: new wheelset? cosmos or cosmic elite?Red Baron
Aug 8, 2001 11:13 AM
Easy answer.

If your choice is between COSMOS or Comic Elites go with the COSMOS. They are much lighter than the elites, bomb proof and although not aero roll much better as well.

Oh and they are cheaper too!
Buy either at sdeals.comspookyload
Aug 8, 2001 11:49 AM
They have the cosmos for 179.00 a pair, and the cosmic elites for 249.00 a pair. I have had the cosmic elites, and they were great wheels. I upgraded to the Kyriums, which they also sell for $426 a pair at www.probikekit.com. That is their delivered price if I am not mistaken.
cosmic elitemuncher
Aug 9, 2001 2:03 AM
got some of these - seem to be bomb proof and give a nice ride. Cosmos "much lighter". hmmm. The eites are lighter than my OPs on Chorus hubs - how light do you need?
What kind of ride diferences?Fernando
Aug 9, 2001 3:28 AM
What kind of ride diferences should i expect between them?
Thanks
Cosmos seem to be a newer design...Bruno S
Aug 9, 2001 8:31 AM
They basically have the same rim which is similar to the open pro. The cosmic has 32 versus the cosmos which has 24 front / 28 rear. Just that could determine which to buy. If you tend to get rims out of true easily or break spokes you are better off with the cosmic. The cosmic also have a higher quality hub (at least thats how they are advertised at Mavic). I believe that the cosmos are a newer model and give you more value for your money. They look better (all black), are lighter and cost less.