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Ksyriums-what's the big deal?(10 posts)

Ksyriums-what's the big deal?ohmk1
Apr 25, 2002 10:00 AM
I've noticed many topics posted on Mavic's Kysrium wheels. I've never ridden on a set of these wheels. Are they really that great. Am I missing out on a great product? Are they reliable? Are they light? Are they FRED approved? What's the Story .
Ksyriums saved my lifemr_spin
Apr 25, 2002 10:24 AM
Well, actually, no.

Ksyriums are very strong, relatively light, and have aero qualities. Other than that, it's just a pair of wheels.

I think they look cool, too.

They've won stages of the Tour. So if you can't win a stage, don't blame it on the wheels.
Apr 25, 2002 10:29 AM
Do a seach in the components section you will get lots of dish (pun) on these wheels. They're very good, very reliable wheels. Probably not worth retail ($800) especially if money is an issue, and no they won't change your life. You will notice a difference in performance if you currently have mediocre wheels. They are tres popular and most people are satisfied w/ them. Make your own deductions.
I disagree with your assertions, sir...eschelon
Apr 25, 2002 10:38 AM
These are great wheels.

There I was 2 years ago...working 80 hours a week at a job I didn't like...I got paid alot of money...but the money doesn't really make a difference when all you ever do is work and sleep...nevermind the eating part or sex...I didn't have time for either. Then my doc tells me that I only have 2 months to live or I could start using Mavic Ksyriums and live a long fruitful life...I chose life.

Now I live better now. My erections last longer now. I've grown 6 inches taller. My sense of taste has come back now...I never thought fennel sausage could taste so good! I have a mansion in the burbs. I drive a Mercedes. I'm dating a model. Yep...Mavic Kysriums...they changed my life for the better!
That's true.Sintesi
Apr 25, 2002 10:54 AM
There is the extra money, and the adoration and attendant celebrity, the standard upgrade to cat 1 and, of course, the chicks, tons and tons of beautiful clinging women. But I personally wouldn't term that "life changing."

Your point is well taken, thank you for calling me sir.
Good one! nmCrankist
Apr 25, 2002 11:41 AM
re: Ksyriums-what's the big deal?weiwentg
Apr 25, 2002 11:33 AM
they are, by report, very durable (strong rims, reliable and smooth hubs, pretty tough spokes), reasonably light (claimed weights in the ballpark of 1600 grams), and reasonably aero (bladed spokes). the only disadvantages are full retail price (which can be circumvented) and the usual small problems with control in crosswinds (rims are 25mm deep, and the spokes are a bit broad). that's all.
re: anyone know the rim weight on the Ks? nmcollinsc
Apr 25, 2002 12:03 PM
they are reasonably lightColnagoFE
Apr 25, 2002 12:21 PM
and look really cool!
re: Ksyriums-what's the big deal?grzy
Apr 25, 2002 1:36 PM
Well, they haven't changed my life yet and if the supermodels are calling the missus sends them on their way, but I will say that they're pretty bomber product. Reasonably light, noticable faster than a convetional wheel and way more durable than anything else I've used ('cept for the solid wheels on my first trike). I hard on my toys, but these things take a lickin'. They seem to have broad appeal and many aspiring Freds can be spotted with them. People will put them down and say they're passe, but you can't argue with success. Ain't no reason why you should pay anything above $600 for the original design, but I'm not sure on the street price of the new versions. You can pretty much forget spending any money on getting them serviced or trued. When you compare weights remember that a rim strip is not needed.