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Ksyrium SL vs. Eurus vs. A/C CR 420(2 posts)

Ksyrium SL vs. Eurus vs. A/C CR 420GONE4ARIDE
Mar 30, 2003 1:20 PM
Here is my situation - I currently own a pr. of Open Pro /DA whls. for training and a set of Reflex Tubular / DA wheels for racing. I also just passed down an original set of Ksyrium SSC clinchers to my wife.

I am looking to replace the Ksyriums with another set of clinchers to be used exclusively as race wheels. I would really like to give the AC 420's a shot, but I do have some reservations about the quality/durability of the rims. Campy Eurus and Ksyrium SL's are also in the running (event though the K's are French).

Comments from those of you who have experience with all three of these whlsts.? Which would you go with and why?
As background, I am 6', 150lb and an experienced competitive rider.
re: Ksyrium SL vs. Eurus vs. A/C CR 420russw19
Mar 30, 2003 2:36 PM
I have riden a set of Ksyriums, but you don't need me to tell you about them if you have already owned a pair. The SSC SL's are pretty much the same as the original ones you passed down.

I have never owned the Eurus wheels, but I do have a set of 420's right now. I bought a set with bladed spokes, 20 front, 24 rear. They are still slightly lighter than the K's, but that is American Classic's super heavy build. I told them when I bought them that I wanted a super strong stiff wheel and I wasn't that concerned with the weight. So far, they are great. I am not having any problems with the hubs, but I have only had them for a couple of months. I took the rear hub apart already on them because I had to add a spacer to it or the hub was rubbing my frame. But it was a simple process and because of seeing the internals, I am pretty sure that if you ever had to replace the sealed bearings, it would be simple.

These wheels are by far the stiffest deep dish rim I have ever ridden. They accelerlate well and feel fast. I have no complaints so far, but then again I haven't had them very long.