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ksyrium sl vs eurus(7 posts)

ksyrium sl vs eurusCrazyMan
Feb 11, 2002 3:44 AM
I'm considering these 2 wheelsets.
I'll do all my training and racing (crit and road) on them.
I like that they're more aero than box rims, and lighter.
any experiences with either?
durability is also key

re: ksyrium sl vs eurusjswhern
Feb 11, 2002 4:40 AM
I have a pair of ksyrium's, nice wheels. Rear wheel kept coming out of true, have not used them since last time I trued them. As far as hard to get parts, that is a farst, The bike shop I deal with gets me what ever I want when I want it. They GAVE me 10 spokes, the spoke wrench that came with the wheels was plastic and the end striped so it was useless. A call to the shop and MAVIC sends me a new one that was shop quality. So, the problems you may hear about hard to get parts may have to do with the shop that you deal with and their relationship with the mavic sales rep. that visits them. As far as the erus, I have only seen them and they are heavy if you are a gram freak. Other than that, it looks and feels like a very durable wheel set. Either one would be a good choice. If you do your training on them I may consider the campy's. Good luck in your decision and riding.
re: ksyrium sl vs euruslitespeedcat
Feb 11, 2002 5:58 AM
I weigh 185 and have been riding a set of Ksyriums for over a year now. They have been touched up once and other than that remain true. I have put about 5,000 miles on them with no trouble at all. I have good roads where I live and take it easy over RR crossings. I feel that these are an excellent all around wheelset. Only downside is that they are expensive. I got mine new in the box for $500 so it wasn't as bad as paying full price.
re: ksyrium sl vs eurusxx
Feb 11, 2002 8:09 AM
I recently rode with a guy who had the eurus and LOVED them. Said they were the best wheels he has ridden. He had them on an aluminum De Rosa with Campy Record 10 stuff. He had about 500 miles or so on them. BTW, he said that at 195# he's hard on wheels.
Durability is key? Then get neither (nm)Fed the Med
Feb 11, 2002 8:38 AM
totally disagree...g-money
Feb 11, 2002 11:23 AM
I chose the Mavics for exactly that reason (durability). EVERYONE I know that has them (the SL's or other high end models) has nothing but good to say about them. And we are not talking race specific riding either. So I got them. I think alot of the higher end stuff tends to get bashed here because of the power of the rumor. Also, I think some people will bash just simply out of jealosy. If you or any one else has the $$ to spend, go with it... My SL's ride so nicely, I never expected to get that much more out of just a wheelset. There could be a smal argument about "what if I break a spoke" but really, this is unlikely in the big scheme of things. And, if your willing to spend big money on a wheelset then perhaps you may need to spend a tad more if something should break down. I reality, if you get them at a good bike shop, they should warranty any sort of problem you have. I've always had good luck with Mavic products. They know what they are doing... IMNSHO....

NO WORRIES... Don't know anything about the others... so good luck...
Durability is great!!jagiger
Feb 12, 2002 2:50 AM
I've had mine for 1 season & they're excellent. I even bent a spoke, although I'm nott sure exactly how. I expect that something got caught in the wheel. Anyway it took me a while to notice & it didn't effect the ride. I've heard from alot of people the the Ks are "bulletproof" & I'd have to agree.