|Why on Earth did Mavic stop making Heliums?||James Curry|
Apr 26, 2002 8:29 AM
|I just bought some used and I train on Dura-Ace hubs and MA3's. There is a significant difference on smoothness! Wow! And I know there are less spokes and I did put some really skinny tires on so there's a weight advantage.
Why then did Mavic stop selling them? Almost every race I have been to people have a pair of heliums either on their bike or in the wheel pit! Do Cosmics really make them obselete? You would think with such a demand that they would maintain their production.
Apr 26, 2002 8:38 AM
Apr 26, 2002 8:40 AM
|But I think maybe Ksyriums made them obsolete, higher price point and all. I think we should start an E-mail campaign to have them reintroduced!|
|Same feeling here!||Qubeley|
Apr 26, 2002 11:31 AM
|Helium is lovely. I think Mavic introduced Cosmos to compete in the $300 prebuilt wheel market.(Shimano R535, Rolf Vector, et al.) Before, they were the only one that made pre-built wheels. Helium is probably sacrificed for the Ksyrium Elite. I am not crazy about either Cosmos or Ksyrium, just not very competetive against other products.
Wish they kept Classic SSC and Helium. I don't seem to remember, but how much were Heliums originally?
|I meant Ksyrium Elite in the previous post. SSC is sweet. nm||Qubeley|
Apr 26, 2002 11:32 AM
|$499. comes to mind (nm)||allervite|
Apr 26, 2002 12:47 PM
|re: they had very high aerodrag||cyclopathic|
Apr 27, 2002 12:18 PM
|Cosmic Carbons and even Elites are much less|| |