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Tri bike wheels, ... Ksyrium front and rear?scc
Dec 6, 2001 6:04 PM
New to Tri, need a set of durable race wheels. 158 lbs and race on moderately hilly, gusty courses. Want to go with Ksyrium front and rear. Will use Cosmic Elite rear and Helium front for training. Comments? Experiences? Thanks!
not aero = waste of moneystr8dum1
Dec 20, 2001 6:18 AM
buy a disc rear and trispoke front.

you want as deep a rim section as you can afford. ie 404's, lews, Hed's etc

leave the K's for people that dont know any better.
or better yet, ride the K's so we all can crush you on the bike. ;)
No way! They are fast!Samu Ilonen
Jan 24, 2002 2:06 AM
They have great hubs as all Mavic's,really smooth rolling and fast. Forget Head,crappy customer service and quality.Zipp tubulars would be good,I had 404 clinghers and braking was afful,klogk,klongk,bang,bang,,,,,

I have also had some 3-spoke wheel (made in USSR) and they were scary flexy wasting energy.Get stiff wheels like Mavic's.Cosmic Elite or Ksyrimum Elite would be best bet for Euro. When I switched these 3-spoke and disk to .Cosmic Elite on 10.2km Time Trial time was saved 20s ! (on our regular TT-track)

Yeah, they are pimped outliu02bhs
Apr 1, 2002 7:53 PM
Ksyrium are very good for fast racing in gustying and hilly conditions. You don't want to go with deep section, disk, or tri-spoke wheel, because they can be dangerous in windy conditons. Although, they do offer comparable weight to the Ksyrium. You might want to look at some shallow dish carbon wheels, such as the Bontrager Carbon, Shimano Dura Ace Carbon. There wheels will offer the weight saving advantage for climbing without the dangerous side-effects of steering loss.