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Ksyrium Elite -vs- Bontrager Race Lite -vs- Ultegra 6500(4 posts)

Ksyrium Elite -vs- Bontrager Race Lite -vs- Ultegra 6500GTDave
Sep 3, 2002 7:11 AM
Looking for new wheels
I have narrowed my choices to 3 sets in the same price range (roughly). Does any one have opinions of any of these? Other reccommendations? I am currently running Open Pros on Ultegra hubs. How much difference will I see by going to one of these wheel sets?
Has anyone had problems with any of these that they would like to report?

Thanks Loads
One aspectEager Beagle
Sep 3, 2002 7:44 AM
I have OP's on Chorus and Eites (and for that matter Cosmic Elites). What do I notice between them? They look different and that's about it - they are both excellent and feel very similar (my OPs are 14 x 32 x 3, which I suppose tells you that the Elites are well tensioned).

That and the fact that kids say "smart wheels mister" about the Elites, and no-one other than the cognisenti ever remark on the OPs. Prob be different if it took the stickers off the Elites.

In particular, I think that the Cosmics are as good a wheelset as the Elites, and they are generally a little cheaper.
re: Ksyrium Elite -vs- Bontrager Race Lite -vs- Ultegra 6500teschrider
Sep 3, 2002 9:36 AM
I replaced my Rolf Vector Comps with Ksyrium Elites about 1 month ago. The Ksyriums are about 1/2 pound lighter, accelerate quicker, have smoother hubs, and ride a lot smoother. In fact, on my first couple of rides, I thought one of my tires was flat. After about 500 miles I am very satisfied with them. Hope that helps.
re: Ksyrium Elite -vs- Bontrager Race Lite -vs- Ultegra 6500Banky
Sep 4, 2002 8:18 AM
I have the ksyrium 2002 model, I went from cxp 33's with ultegra hubs to the K's, the difference is huge. The new wheels are so much more responsive in terms of excelleration. You will notice the difference.