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Wheel Help(3 posts)

Wheel HelpNatchez
Jun 9, 2002 7:19 PM
I am looking for an all around set of wheels good for fast group rides, centuries, maybe even racing if I can get faster. I have limited my options of wheels to four sets what do you think from your vast collective experience would be ?

1. Ksyrium SSC SL around 600$ 1550g
2. Ksyrium Elite around 360$ 1715g
3. Velomax Circuit Comp around 350$ 1620g
4. Chris King Hubs laced with Revolutions 2x up front 3x 14/15 drive side/ Revolution non-drive side rear to a Open Pro or Aero Head around 500$ 1500g
oopsNatchez
Jun 9, 2002 7:29 PM
I am looking for an all around set of wheels good for fast group rides, centuries, maybe even racing if I can get faster. I have limited my options of wheels to four sets what do you think from your vast collective experience would be the best wheels?
1. Ksyrium SSC SL around 600$ 1550g
2. Ksyrium Elite around 360$ 1715g
3. Velomax Circuit Comp around 350$ 1620g
4. Chris King Hubs laced with Revolutions 2x up front 3x 14/15 drive side/ Revolution non-drive side rear to a Open Pro or Aero Head around 500$ 1500g
I'll vote the K'sJekyll
Jun 9, 2002 7:57 PM
Light enough, priced a little too high (but euro pricing helps - you can do better than $600), mine have survived around 7k with a single touch up to the rear. The consensus seems to be that its one hell of a bomb proof wheel set. Mavic hubs are nice as well and no rim strips to worry about. The skewers do kind of blow.
If I were to build up a set I would skip the CK hubs - way too much noise - but they do engage as well as anything I've ever ridden. You could save a small fortune by simply using DA hubs.