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Mavic Ksyruim SSC out of true(14 posts)

Mavic Ksyruim SSC out of trueljmeier
Apr 12, 2003 1:59 PM
Late last year I purchase a set of new 2001 Mavic Ksyrium SSC. I just started riding them in the past few weeks, and have only rode about 120 miles. Since then, I've had to get the rear rim trued up twice (took it to LBS). As of now I can see it's starting to go out again. I'm 6'6", and weigh 225 lbs., but the bike shop (an authorized Mavic dealer) says that shouldn't matter. All I do is regular road riding, no racing or anything that would be hard on the wheels. Any suggestions??
Happened to me, too, when I 1st got mine.look271
Apr 12, 2003 2:07 PM
Have him put some locktite on the spoke nipples. Haven't gone out since. (I'm 6', 185)
use blue not red!nmthe bull
Apr 12, 2003 2:59 PM
True dat! nmlook271
Apr 12, 2003 3:24 PM
Happened to me, too, when I 1st got mine.ljmeier
Apr 13, 2003 10:49 AM
If I put on locktite, would I be able to readjust the wheel in the future if I had to?
Happened to me, too, when I 1st got mine.look271
Apr 13, 2003 5:18 PM
The blue isn't permanant. You could adjust it if need be.
I have found them to be pretty bullet proof and ....Live Steam
Apr 12, 2003 2:35 PM
I ride on some pretty crappy roads here in NYC. Bunny hopping at +20mph is a common maneuver on our weekend hammerfests.

Now that I have said that, I am sure I will end up with an out of true wheel or broken spoke on the next ride :O)
I have found them to be pretty bullet proof and ....look271
Apr 12, 2003 3:25 PM
Mine have been bullet proof, too, since that. The guy at the lbs thought that they hadn't been tensioned properly @ the factory.
Saw a cracked SSC SL rim last week at the shop (first one)Tig
Apr 12, 2003 3:29 PM
The rider weighs about 160 and not a masher. He didn't remember how he could have broken the spoke. We looked closer and spotted a crack along and into the machined out section.

We carry a bunch of Ksyrium spokes to sell as well as for repairs. Still, they have a better record than most modern wheels.
re: Mavic Ksyruim SSC out of truedivve
Apr 12, 2003 10:04 PM
I think Mavic has an internal memo that rates the wheels at ~185lbs and less. Even though you're not hard on the wheels it's something to take into account. A person's static weight alone can cause excessive pressure on components without even riding them. To check your spokes pluck them one by one and listen to the sound. Do they all sound sort of similar and do they all feel somewhat evenly tensioned when compressing parallel pairs together?
Internal memo? Sounds like a lawsuit dream to me. nmamflyer
Apr 13, 2003 5:59 AM
re: Mavic Ksyruim SSC out of trueljmeier
Apr 13, 2003 10:47 AM
I plucked the spokes, and all but 2 seemed to sound similiar (the other 2 had a lower, kinda a looser sound). I'm not sure what you mean about compressing parallel pairs together.
re: Mavic Ksyruim SSC out of truedivve
Apr 13, 2003 2:16 PM
I meant slightly squeezing a pair of spokes toward each other to verify their tension. Plucking is a good technique but doesn't always work. A spoke could be seated slightly "off" or whatever, making it sound dull.
re: Mavic Ksyruim SSC out of trueEdSned
Apr 14, 2003 1:55 AM
Seems a pretty common problem - mine appeared beuatifully true out of the box, but after about 100-150 miles, the back was all over the place. I tweaked them back to true using the spoke key provided and they've been fine for about 1000 miles now, with no loctite required. I guess final inspections at the factory could be better, but they're good when you get 'em right
Ed