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Anyone weighed the Ksyrium SL's yet?(10 posts)

Anyone weighed the Ksyrium SL's yet?Dog
Nov 2, 2001 3:22 PM
Just curious if the SL's are as light as advertised (clincher 690/840 grams). Oh, just checked, and there is a Ksyrium "Elite", too (755/960 grams - beefed up a little). Is that simply the "old" Ksyrium?


re: Anyone weighed the Ksyrium SL's yet?Cyclorocket
Nov 2, 2001 3:33 PM
My macanic pro at LBS told me the SL is the same has "01 just the rim is 435-440g else then 450g, not -40g like Mavic mentions.
Spokes are the same, hubs are about the same, lacing is the same. Weight is 730g front, 8.. rear ~1600 total (I don't remember) WITHOUT QR

I did not ask about Elite.
but it can't be the old K's becuz the spokes are stainless, so the rim is not the same (Zicral has a bigger end)

re: Anyone weighed the Ksyrium SL's yet?Ligon
Nov 2, 2001 3:37 PM
The Ksyrium "Elite" is built on the exact same hub as it's brother. The spoke nipples are exposed on the "Elite" unlike the Ksyrium. And I am sure there are a couple of other minor differences. But it is not the "old" Ksyrium"

In another thread you gave K's rave reviews.Brian C.
Nov 2, 2001 4:03 PM
If you wouldn't mind. what model of Ksyriums were you referring to?
I've been checking out sites and notice there appears to be several models.
Just curious.
Mine were earlyDog
Nov 2, 2001 4:30 PM
Mine were among the first made; got them in January 2000. I did get a Campy rear in December 2000, I think. My fronts are around 725-730g, and the rears just over 900g. Someone said they got a bit heavier after that.

Mine were earlygrzy
Nov 2, 2001 4:34 PM
It's typical for extruded sections (i.e. the rims) to get thicker over time as the dies wear.
Ksyrium Elite...TJeanloz
Nov 4, 2001 8:48 AM
The Ksyrium Elite uses the same hub and rim as the 'old' Ksyrium. It uses a stainless steel spoke, instead of aluminum, with a sort of adapter at the rim- ala the current CrossRoc MTB wheel. Another difference is that the rear is laced 2X on both sides (it's drive-side radial on the 'old' Ksyrium.)
rims made from shavium?DrD
Nov 5, 2001 4:24 AM
Noticed those in the Col. cyclist catalog - looks like they saved most of the weight by shaving out sections of the rim between spokes... could this be a new material - Shavium? or maybe "Millium" (since they say the material is milled out) (appears to be closely related to the Drillium alloys of years ago...)
Looks like it.Dog
Nov 5, 2001 6:49 AM
Drillium. Now that brings back memories. Loved the stuff. Showed some craftmanship - unlike titanium or simple aluminum.

Whether Shavium or Millium, sounds ok to me. I like the "Shavium" term better, though.

Other exotic materials:

*Thinium - those 15/17 guage spokes, and the downtube of the Bianchi EV2 (ever squeeze one?).

*Carbonium - replacement carbon parts where metal used to be - Campy Record 10

*Flexium - you get the picture

*Realium - pure steel with lugs (bonus for chromed)

*Mylarium - that weird triangulated GT bike thing

Missing some?

Nov 8, 2001 9:11 AM
Wheels posessing enough of your listed qualities to elecit gasp from wheel-buying public, triggered by release of Spendium into brain. c.f. Povertanium.