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Ksyrium Owners - Trueing question(11 posts)

Ksyrium Owners - Trueing questionnewridr
Aug 2, 2003 10:50 AM
How often do you find yourself having to true your ksyriums? Recently bought an C'dale R2000 with a set and want to keep it running in prime condition. I know the typical answer is "when they're out of true," but typically, how long has that been for you with normal riding?

Thanks for the feedback.
re: Ksyrium Owners - Trueing questionAtombomber
Aug 2, 2003 10:57 AM
I have about 5000km on my Elites and have yet needed to true them. The roads are not the smoothest here, and there are a number of rail crossings and frost heaves. I am not a small person either, 1.90m, 100kg.
re: Ksyrium Owners - Trueing questionterry b
Aug 2, 2003 11:00 AM
2400 miles on SLs and I have not had to true them yet.
re: Ksyrium Owners - Trueing questionWelshboy
Aug 2, 2003 11:59 AM
I'm 189lb and I've used Ksyrium Elites on my TT bike and swapped them onto my road bike for some fast training rides and they are 100% true. Very impressed!
Mine where true out of the box!the bull
Aug 2, 2003 12:07 PM
I tweaked them a little to make them perfect and have not touched them since(about 3000 miles).
They stay true well.Just keep an eye on them.
3000+ miles on Ksyrium SL's- No truing needed so far (nm)rogue_CT1
Aug 2, 2003 6:27 PM
Huh, interesting......newridr
Aug 2, 2003 8:29 PM
I have about 800 miles on mine so far and I just noticed the front is ever so slightly out of true. I'm not hard on them, but I have hit a couple of bumps that were a little harder than I would have liked. Should I be worried, or just take it into the shop and have it trued and checked?

Also, anything special that I need to know in terms having them trued by my LBS??
I always keep my rims in perfect true.the bull
Aug 3, 2003 4:30 AM
The second I notice anything I fix it.
I had a tire bow off the rear rim, and it took the K out of truePaul
Aug 4, 2003 10:58 AM
Before that, I just touched it up on the rear, it takes very little adjustment. The rear tire blowing off did a job on the trueness, I mean this sucker was way out. I couldn't believe a tire could do that. I trued, and dished it. This happen several months ago, and a few thousand miles. Haven't touched it since.
Very rarelypmf1
Aug 6, 2003 8:30 AM
I've got two sets (its a long story -- one set was my wife's but she stole my Speed Dream Aerolights and left me with the Ksyriums).

One set I had to true the rear wheel once. It was about a half turn and that was it. I'd been riding them for 2-3 years at that point. The other pair, never.

Unless you're really hard on wheels, I'd be suprised if you have to do it at all. I've ridden them one 500 miles tours, over DC streets, etc. They're the most bullet proof wheel I've ever had.
re: Ksyrium Owners - Trueing questionEdSned
Aug 7, 2003 7:53 AM
my SL's looked true when I bought them, but then went very slightly out of true over the first 1-200 miles. After a quick re-true, they've been perfectly true ever since (another 4,000 miles)