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Light Road Wheelsets(4 posts)

Light Road WheelsetsItself
Jul 16, 2002 4:30 AM
I've read reviews on the Mavic Ksyriums, and they are supposed to be great. But they are just too loud a looking wheelset for me. I really like the Bontrager Racelites, but the reviews don't seem as good.

Does anyone have any other suggestions? Since I am upgrading, I of course am looking to go lighter than my Mavic Opens that I have now.
re: Light Road WheelsetsPaulCL
Jul 16, 2002 7:03 AM
A few:

Speedream Aerolights: 1400 g a pair for clinchers. Aero, light, stiff strong. I've got 4000 miles without problem. www.speeddream.com

Velomax ascents: always get great reviews.

Ksyriums: Peel off the big stickers, then they will have an understated look.

I have a set of Mavic open pros with campy record hubs. My guess is that they come in around 1800-1900 grams. Going with the K's won't save much weight - maybe 200 grams. I don't know anything about the Bontragers.
re: Light Road WheelsetsPMC
Jul 16, 2002 12:15 PM
Try http://www.oddsandendos.com/ for some light wheels. I haven't bought any yet but those who have really like them and rave about the build quality.
re: Light Road WheelsetsJimP
Jul 16, 2002 1:21 PM
It depends on how light you want to be. You can get Nimble Flys at 1200 grams for average weight riders. The Mavic Ks seem like lead weights compared to them.