|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). http://www.mavic.com/eng/prod/fiche/wheel/r_ksyrelite.htm 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.
|Mine were early||Dog|
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 early||grzy|
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.|
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
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.|| |