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Ksyriums or Eurus?(9 posts)

Ksyriums or Eurus?ParticleMan
Nov 18, 2002 10:49 PM
Which would you pick? Which have you used, and what do you recommend? I am assembling a Pinarello Prince with Record grouppo. I ride at least 40 km each day, commuting to work and back, with the long weekend ride. Terrain is mostly rolling and flat, with plenty of traffice [city of Singapore]. I weigh 73 kilos, and like to spin more than mashing big gears. looking for a good pair of wheels for everyday riding, fast acceleration, great looks, durability. i know they ar eboth great wheels, but would like to know your comments and experiences. thank you all very much.
re: Ksyriums or Eurus?KurtVF
Nov 19, 2002 6:09 AM
The Eurus wheelset goes great with the Record group. I avoid things made in France like the plague! (except my LOOK pedals, which seem to work OK)
Eurus!!!!! (NM)legs
Nov 19, 2002 6:53 AM
My 2 centsDonger
Nov 19, 2002 9:33 AM
I ride on Neutrons, which have the same spokes and hubs as the Eurus. They are strong rims and seldom need to be trued. But you cannot true the wheels w/ a conventional spoke wrench as the nipples are only accessible from inside the rims. Secondly, the curvature of the oversized hub dust covers may not clear all fork dropouts. I had to file some metal from my Ouzo Pros in order to provide more clearance. Lastly, seems like a shame to use such expensive wheels for daily commuting. Why not get a pair of Open Pros/Record (cost less than half than Eurus) for that purpose and save the Eurus for the weekend rides?
re: Ksyriums or Eurus?Sprockets
Nov 19, 2002 10:51 AM
A friend let me borrow his Ksyriums once. These are the original ones, not the lighter SSC SL models but the ride characteristics should be fairly close. The Ksyriums look sweet and I was tempted to buy them from my friend, but I found the ride to be a little harsh on my hiney. This is probably due to the aluminum alloy spokes. My bike came with Mavic Open Pros and to be honest, I thought the Ksyriums felt only marginally better. I agree with the other guy who suggested using Open Pros for commuting. The ride is more forgiving and they're way cheaper.
Ksyriums or EurusGeex
Nov 19, 2002 4:10 PM
I've been riding the original K's on the LS lately, the SSC SLs on another Ti frame and the Eurus on the P4. I'd agree with the suggestion of OP/Record or OP/Chorus for commuting and save the Eurus for the weekends. A Record Prince would like the Eurus much better.

In my advancing years, I don't break nearly as much equipment as I used to, and none of the aforementioned wheels have required any maintenance in several thousand miles (other than the routine stuff). Perhaps worth mentioning: I'm more a spinner than a masher and spin a scale up to 79 kilos....

Nov 19, 2002 11:13 PM
I had a similar dilemma a few months ago. Ended up getting a pair of Neutrons, as the ride was a little softer than the Eurus IMO.
Eurus, a much faster wheelbobobo
Nov 20, 2002 7:15 PM
K's are slooooooooow and harrrrrrrsh
Got them both.the Phantom
Nov 21, 2002 2:17 PM
I have a pair of Eurus and Neutrons. Like them both equally. Neutrons have a lesser rim weight hence climb better. Eurus are stiffer and noticeably more aero. Nice ride with front Neutron and rear Eurus, light AND fast. Both waaay better that K's for ride quality.