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Option to Ksyriums?(13 posts)

Option to Ksyriums?Crankist
Sep 14, 2001 10:09 AM
An intreguing option to Ksyriums has presented itself to me:
Mavic 32hole Open Pros (I am 190 lbs.) w/Chris King hubs & DT swiss 14-15 ga. competition.
Richard Cohen of FL would build them, and advises that weight to be comparable,
but perhaps lacking a bit in aero. This not so much an issue given the enormous
mountainous climbs and descents here in NM. I sure like the sound of these but
would like some input from the widely knowlegeable before I jump in for 600+
clams.
Thanks,
Mike
re: Option to Ksyriums?FASRNU
Sep 14, 2001 10:26 PM
Yo check out Bike.com they did an article on comparing Ksyriums,Nucleons,Shimano,Palermos,and a Mavic CXP33 which is more aero than the open p's. The wheel sets ranged in price from $499-$1800 and you will be surprised which set came out on top!! BTW Chris King currently are not compatible with Campy. CHEERS AND GOOD RIDING!!
re: Option to Ksyriums?Crankist
Sep 17, 2001 12:34 PM
Thanks for the great site.

http://www.bike.com/features/template.asp?date=8%2F22%2F2001&page=2&lsectionnumber=6&lsectiondirectory=techno

I'm going to stay with the OPs knowing that rim changes/upgrades are fairly easily done.
Have Fun,
Mike
re: Option to Ksyriums?Dan
Sep 16, 2001 1:30 AM
I have the exact Mavic-C.King combination you describe. Great wheels that will still be spinning long after Kysriums are in the garbage. The ride and overall quality is far superior to Kysriums at half the price.
Interesting....k
Sep 17, 2001 6:57 AM
Riding mt bikes seriously for years I can attest to the quality of CK products. I'm curious though, how long have you used your Ksyrium wheelset? Any specifics on your expriences you can share other than throwing them in the garbage?
re: Consider a different hubwheelbuilder
Sep 16, 2001 7:38 PM
There is deffinetly a draw back to Ksyriums, I have two sets for a reason, when you break a spoke and you will at 190 lbs. you'll really want a spare wheel to throw in your bike while your shop gets the spoke fixed, anywhere from three weeks to eight weeks.

I love all of these hubs: Chris King road, Dt hugi 240 road hubs (yes as in DT Swiss), the new American Classics, You can't really go wrong with Dura Ace with there Ti freehub they are very light for the price check it out...
No comparisonTommy Kankerienan
Sep 17, 2001 7:17 AM
Buy the OPs - loadsamorebangforyourbuck and will last a lot longer, and you can get them repaired in this solar system.
re: Option to Ksyriums?Crankist
Sep 17, 2001 12:23 PM
Thank you all for the encouraging feedback. I will buy the CK/OPs; I'll have them shortly.
Have Fun,
Mike
It may be too latenestorl
Sep 17, 2001 5:05 PM
BUt most people have been buying the Ks through british bike shops for $470 including shipping!!! They usuallly get here in 7-10 days. I bought mine last week but with the tragedy I may need to wait a little. Let me know if you want more info. Cheers. Nestor
you got ripped off for $600RTee
Sep 18, 2001 8:09 AM
instead of grey martket wheels

http://www.excelsports.com/item.asp?major=1&minor=24&description=Threat+Wheelset&vendorCode=EXCEL

for
check out Excel SportsRTee
Sep 18, 2001 8:06 AM
They offer 2 wheelsets...one with King hubs which is a lot less than the $600 you mention.
check out Excel SportsCrankist
Sep 20, 2001 8:07 AM
Thanks RTee, just now ordered from Excel; $494.00 + shipping!
Have Fun, Mike
Great idea but not Campy compatible.nmk
Sep 21, 2001 1:47 PM
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