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Mavic Ksyriums vs Velomax Ascent ??? Which one to buy.(3 posts)

Mavic Ksyriums vs Velomax Ascent ??? Which one to buy.edmund
Oct 9, 2001 2:42 PM
I am on the market for a wheelset... I've decided on one of these two. Which one would be the best ??? Looking for an all around do it all wheelset.
re: Velomax Ascent5ive
Oct 10, 2001 5:27 AM
Please ask others abotu Ksyriums as I've only test-ridden them once. As for the Ascent's, I personally think they are one of the best engineered wheels in the world. Incredible acceleration, relatively comfortable, very low rotating mass, and amazingly beautiful to look at. But as with most racing wheels, they are not the strongest. I weigh 148lbs, and I trued both front and back wheels. The common perception is that ksyriums are quite robust and perhaps bit more aero. Are you looking to race on these wheels? Then, despite its shortcomings, you'll like the ascent's. But if you want an "all around do it all wheelset" as you said, than I don't think the ascent's are a good match. Hope this helps.
re: Mavic Ksyriums vs Velomax Ascent ??? Which one to buy.morey
Oct 10, 2001 12:23 PM
First I am 5'10", weigh 200 lbs. I own the Mavic Kysyriums.
I have had them almost one year, never had them trued. They have been great wheels. They look great too!