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Eurus vs Ksyrium(6 posts)

Eurus vs Ksyriumpower1369
Sep 5, 2003 7:08 AM
I know there has been much discussion on the "best" clincher racing wheels to use and a lot of people like the Ksyriums and the Eurus are highly recommended. I was just curious to know why many pro teams do not use Campy Eurus wheels when you see a ton of teams riding Ksyriums? Is it purely a sponsorship issue or do these pros know something that we don't? I would think that they would ride what gives them the best opportunity to perform, regardless of sponsorships. Just food for thought.
Pros don't ride Eurus 'cause they don't come in tubulars nm52-16SS
Sep 5, 2003 8:15 AM
re: Eurus vs Ksyriummaurizio
Sep 5, 2003 8:18 AM
I think more teams use the Mavics because they will give you less headache in the end. If you were a mechanic, and had to true wheels every night (read: paired spoke design) versus a pair of wheels that once they are on the bike, you don't have to touch them - there's your answer.
Long term, no hassle, reliability. They're not the lightest, but they will work and they let the rider have confidence in what they are doing. And during a high speed decent, that's a big plus.
Look at pics of Mayo during the TDF. He's using Ksyrium's.
For a little climber, he could use just about anything, yet he's on a relatively (today's standards) middle of road wheel.
I disagree.the bull
Sep 5, 2003 8:35 AM
Mechanics are not picking a wheel the team is going to use and saying,"hey,I dont want to be truing wheels tonight".
They fix whatever needs to be fixed, thats there job.Its not like they need to be cookin dinner or trying to catch a show on tv.
Also there is nothing wrong with the G3 spoke design it does not go out of true everyday!Once I trued mine up they stayed true.PLEASE!
re: Eurus vs Ksyriumflyweight
Sep 5, 2003 12:02 PM
Mechanics have no say in what a team rides. That decision is made much higher up.

I've worked on several different brands of pre built wheels and find that most of them are very well built with Campy and Mavic being of equally high quality. Only real advatange Mavic has from a mechanic's standpoint is that the hubs take less time to take apart.
Have ridden many miles on both.the bull
Sep 5, 2003 8:25 AM
Pros know what puts money in there pocket! Mavic!
Both are good wheels.
Eurus are light,stiff and aero.
Ksyriums are stiff and light.
I think the Eurus is stiffer and does not absorb the road shock as well as the Kysrium.
The spokes on the Kysrium are low tension aluminum.
This makes them ride nice and though they are bladed like the Eurus they are not as aero because they are thick.
I had mulitiple problems with both wheelsets.
The Ksyrims had some creaking issues that had to be fixed.The Eurus wheels had bearing problems and rims that vibrated under high speeds and brake pulsing at all speeds.
Overall I like the Mavic wheelset better.
For racing the Mavics are the way to go.They have a good crash replacement program.I had my front wheel rebuilt after it was badly bent for only 125 bucks in about 2 weeks.