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Mavic Ksyriums Vs. Dura Ace WH 7700 Wheelset(7 posts)

Mavic Ksyriums Vs. Dura Ace WH 7700 WheelsetDimi
Oct 31, 2001 10:53 AM
I just ordered a new road bike from a local bike shop. I have a choice of two wheelsets and I need some input. The two sets are the Mavic Ksyriums and the Dura Ace WH 7700 -- both 2002 versions. Any thoughts about which wheelset is better? Keep in mind that I live in NYC and the roads are terrible. Thanks.
re: Mavic Ksyriums Vs. Dura Ace WH 7700 Wheelsetmorey
Nov 1, 2001 4:07 AM
I have the Mavic Kysyriums, they are about 1 year old. They are really nice.
re: Mavic Ksyriums Vs. Dura Ace WH 7700 WheelsetDimi
Nov 1, 2001 6:13 AM
Thanks for the advice. I think I will go with the Ksyriums.
re: Mavic Ksyriums Vs. Dura Ace WH 7700 Wheelsetcyclequip
Nov 1, 2001 5:13 AM
Both are good wheelsets. From experience working with some pro teams, the DA wheelsets are a bit more difficult to true because of the high spoke tension. Also, if you have a look at a new and unused DA you will see that the rim deforms around the spoke hole - offset by the use of a special washer, but it did trouble me as this deformation gets worse with use.
re: Mavic Ksyriums Vs. Dura Ace WH 7700 WheelsetWoof the dog
Nov 1, 2001 5:17 AM
Get Mavic K's no question about that.
Sincerely

Woof.
WH-7700 or Ksyrium ? Get Mavic K'sCyclorocket
Nov 1, 2001 3:23 PM
No question I agree !
Shim has a to high profit margin

-Guillaume
re: Mavic Ksyriums Vs. Dura Ace WH 7700 WheelsetCyclorocket
Nov 1, 2001 3:21 PM
forget what good thoughs you've heard about Shimano wheelset:

there aren't even built by them;
the rim IS heavy : low acceleration;
the spokes are standard bladed spokes;
hubs are good (not Chris K's);
solid;
hard to true;
needs truing every year (170lbs);
bad rim finish;
hard to change tires;
high price for this piece of crap

Mavic K's are solid, fast (not Rolf Pros of Zipp speed);
Very good bearings (again not Chris King's);
don't need to true those;
medium aero (there is a ~25mm rim but Ultra bladed spokes)
high price again !

I'd go with Krysium SL for sure; why not try getting a Zipp wheelset.