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Ksyrium SSC SL rim weight???(2 posts)

Ksyrium SSC SL rim weight???tirider
Apr 7, 2002 9:46 PM
Anyone know what the weight of Mavic Ksyrium SSC SL clincher rims are? I just ordered a set from Total Cycling but was curious what the difference was from, say the Helium rims. Whe wheelset is a little lighter than the Heliums but the Ksyrium rims are a bit deeper in profile, hence I thought the weight savings might be in the hubs... any thoughts?
re: Ksyrium SSC SL rim weight???Paul
Apr 8, 2002 6:41 AM
I have both the heliums, and the old model ksyriums. I weighted them on a scale, and I found them both to be 700 grams front, and 940,930 (helium,ksyrium) rear. The new ones have to be lighter due to the scooped out metal. My friend broke a ksyrium rear spoke, and was unable to ride the bike. That's a problem with small spoke count rims. I bought spare spokes, but so far so good.

Heliums give a bettter ride then the ksyrium which is natural for the design. You will probably have to tighten up the hub down the road, so check the lateral movement of the wheels time to time.

A side wind will blow you around some due to the flat blades.
good luck