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Topolino Vs Ksyrium SSC(5 posts)

Topolino Vs Ksyrium SSCcipolini2b
Jan 17, 2003 12:44 PM

I ride Mavic Ksyrium SSC sl wheels and love them. They are not the lightest wheelset, nor are they inexpensive, but they're so dang comfortable, and feel much better than anything else i've ridden. However, i've got a dilemma on my hands...My team acquired a sponsorship from Topolino Wheels, and i can get them new, for what i can sell my SSCs used ($450-500). They are a couple hundred grams lighter, and cost the same amount. What would you do? Has anyone ridden both? Little more info: I ride a Cdale Cad7 w/record. Wheels are clinchers. I'm a 3s racer, and do mainly crits and RRs. Thanks,

re: Topolino Vs Ksyrium SSCfredthebiker
Jan 17, 2003 5:53 PM
I tried the Topolino(shag rug) wheels out and they were rather flexy. They also look very odd. Like a shag rug. The fibres from the spokes aren't clean looking at all! I own a pair of Lightweight wheels and THEY ARE CLEAN!! I don't think the Shag Rug wheels are anything special. And, get this, when you damage one, you need to replace the entire side of the wheel! What a pain in the ass! And there are lighter weight wheels out there!

My 2 cents
Campagnolo Eurous Vs Ksyrium SSC24qq6vj
Jan 18, 2003 1:39 AM
Wich is better? Please consider performance and realability.
Campagnolo Eurous Vs Ksyrium SSCSean2
Jan 21, 2003 12:50 AM
The Eurus are slightly more aero.
The weights are almost the same.
The spokes on the Ksyrium's are bombproof.
Both stay in true very well.
The eurus have easy access grease ports.
The eurus are harder to true because of the hidden nipples.
re: Topolino Vs Ksyrium SSCIF Guy
Jan 21, 2003 6:51 AM
Do you ride for Bethel?