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what wheels?(8 posts)

what wheels?mohair_chair
Jun 27, 2003 8:12 AM
I'm buying a new bike, basically built from scratch. I'm also keeping my current bike, which has Ksyriums on it. As much as I love the Ksyriums, I don't know if I want two pairs, so I'm thinking about getting something else.

Suggestions? Warnings?

Mainly I'm looking for something on par with the Ksyriums, which have been bulletproof for me for two years. I'm not interested in tubulars or carbon rims. I love to climb fast and I love to descend fast, not always on great roads. I might do a triathlon or two, but otherwise, no racing is involved.
re: what wheels?Jon Billheimer
Jun 27, 2003 8:15 AM
Ksyriums are great wheels, but overpriced IMHO. Why not have a look at American Classics? Same performance, a couple of hundred bucks less.
Rolf PrimaWrigleyRoadie
Jun 27, 2003 8:39 AM
If you're doing a lot of climbing, check out the new Prima Elans... if you want aero, I have the Prima Vigors and LOVE them. You'll be the first on your block...
re: what wheels?filtersweep
Jun 27, 2003 8:52 AM
Why not share wheelsets between both bikes if you love the Ks so much??
Mavic Open Pro's and Chris King hubsFender
Jun 27, 2003 1:36 PM
Open pro's, chris king hubs, DT 14/17/14 gauge spokes with brass nipples.

Or check out Velomax wheels. They sometimes even through in a pair of Michelin Pro's for free.
Consider Dave's Speed Dream wheelscoonass
Jun 27, 2003 1:55 PM
I have Ksyrium SLs on one bike and Dave's Aero on another..only about $525 shipped and weigh about 40g LESS than the SLs. I like them as well (better??) than the SLs...you feel like you're riding on a carpet...
http://www.speeddream.com/road.php
Weld Pro Starsgtx
Jun 27, 2003 2:51 PM
Oops, wrong web site.

What's wrong with Open Pros laced to your favorite hubs? Should run about half the price of the Ksyriums, be the same weight or lighter, last just as long or longer and be much easier to repair...
re: what wheels?koala
Jun 27, 2003 5:22 PM
Just to be different how about a pair of Nimble Flys? Cool looking, light, the tri guys love em.