Mavic Ksyrium Elite wheelsets - clincher

3.95/5 (150 Reviews)
MSRP : $299.99


Product Description

The Mavic Ksyrium Elite wheelset features some of the most high end Mavic technologies, so far reserved to top of the line models: Fore drilling, ISM, Isopulse... All this to make sure you can enjoy the most responsive rides. New consistant Ksyrium family


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Overall Rating:1
Value Rating:1
Submitted by Rodger Gentry

Date Reviewed: November 18, 2013

Strengths:    They look good, that's all.

Weaknesses:    I have had my mavic Ksyrium Elits wheels for 1 year 4months, and I have broken 4 spokes, I sent them back to the manufacturer and had them re-spoke and got them back 1 month later broke again. The company that are making them are not very friendly to work with, very complicated to deal with, and I would not suggest buying these wheels if you are an dedicated bike rider as myself.

Bottom Line:   
I would not suggesting buying or wasting hard earned money on them.


Overall Rating:1
Value Rating:1
Submitted by Mike Curro

Date Reviewed: August 25, 2013

Strengths:    Nice Ride

Weaknesses:    They do not hold up.

Bottom Line:   
I have broken 3 rear Mavic Ksyrium Elite. I ride about 250 miles a week, mostly flats. The first one lasted 13 months. The second one was an MP3 Insurance replacement (that took 4 months!). It lasted 12 months. The third I purchased new (again). It lasted 5 months. They are a great (expensive) ride. For me, they just do not hold up well. I am 6 foot 185. I will never buy them again.


Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by bluegrassblazer

Date Reviewed: June 15, 2013

Strengths:    Solid strength, roll well, look good

Weaknesses:    none that I can find

Bottom Line:   
Came with my Gran Premio and I love them. I'm between 190-200 lbs so I was worried that they were too light for me but I've hit some big potholes that rattled my teeth and they didn't flinch.
They roll well and climb well and deserve a much better rider.
No issues yet. at 1600 miles. No cracks or issues and they look like new. Scraped a curb so there's some rash but that's not the rim's fault. A buddy trued them at around 500 miles but I imagine they shipped that way because they're straight as can be since.
I have some CXP11 rims from an old bike and they've never been trued and still ride great...heavy but great. I like Mavic and if these wheels ever wear out I'll get another set.


Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:3
Submitted by Goose

Date Reviewed: June 12, 2013

Strengths:    Light, strong, and stay true.

Weaknesses:    Rim cracks at the nipples

Bottom Line:   
Being a large rider (245 lbs), these were recommended as good solid bomb proof wheels. Bought a set of these wheels in 9/2010 and loved them. I average about 2000 mi a year with may hills in my area. I really liked these wheels for climbing as they were light and spun up easy and never had to true them. 7/2011 had to take rear wheel back to LBS due to rim crack at one of the nipples. Wheel was replaced under warranty, but took several weeks as I received the new wheel 8/2011. 6/2013, found another crack on one of the nipples. Need to take to LBS to see if they will still cover it. Hope they will still cover. If not, might be time to find something new.


Overall Rating:2
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Tom a Recreational Rider

Date Reviewed: May 5, 2013

Strengths:    Lightish, roll forever and look fantastic.

Weaknesses:    Cracking at the nipples. I have cracked two rear wheels. Slow customer service.

Bottom Line:   
I am a Clydesdale. I original had some cheepo Alex rims that came with my Merida, the rear wheel lasted approx 12 month before almost all of the spokes on the rear (32spoke) began to crack. After researching what wheels would be suitable, I came across Mavic Ksyrium Elites at a decent price. I got these as some of the "Heavy Rider" websites recommended them. After 9 months of riding (1500kms) the rear began to show cracking around the nipples. My LBS sent them back for Warranty. 6 weeks later I had a new read rim, however 6 months later I have the same issue with the rear wheel. I am now waiting to see what Mavic are going to do about it.
When they were good they were very good, in fact I loved them! But for me, I will not buy Mavic again.

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Similar Products Used:   Shimano RS80's, Alex Rims

Bike Setup:   Merida Scultura 904



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