Forget what you know about Mavic Ksyrium Equipe. This new version is down to an impressive 1690 g with a low inertia thanks to a new rim extrusion. It gets a new astonishing white version, featuring consistent Ksyrium family graphic approach. Black or Whi
Let me start this by saying I'm 6'4" and 270lbs. I purchased these wheels off a recommendation by my LBS. I couldn't ride more than 5-10 miles without them coming out of true. I carried them back multiple times until they cranked up the spoke tension a bit for me. Now I've got over 2k miles on them over some fairly ridiculous roads and they haven't let me down in any way. After an initial "tuning in" process they have proven to be a reliable wheel. Yes I know I exceed the recommended weight, and ride crappy back woods TN roads on them. I have destroyed other types of wheels within tens of miles and if this one will hold up to me stomping on it, is fairly light for having to handle an ox like me cranking on them I shouldn't be complaining at all.
Date Reviewed: October 13, 2012
Strengths: The only strength I see in this wheel is that it stayed true.
Weaknesses: My experience with this wheel has left me wondering about the Mavic brand in general.
I purchased an Orbea Orca the week end after Thanksgiving 2011. I am not a category racer by any means. I just like to ride. After hearing a strange noise at the 5,500 mile mark from what I thought was my drive train, my bike shop mechanic found most of the spokes loose. What caused the spokes to loosen was multiple cracks in the rim where the nipple attaches to it. Almost every hole had cracked without any abuse. Mavic replaced the wheel at no cost but, how long will the replacement last? My mechanic said it was nothing to be concerned about, "It happens some times" but, it won't be him taking a tumble if these wheels decide to give up on a 40 MPH downhilll. I would up grade past this level of wheel to something better.
Date Reviewed: September 29, 2012
Strengths: Roll very well
Weaknesses: Spokes are terrible
Mavic customer service is terrible.
Don't buy these wheels!
The spokes are not stainless and are prone to corroding. I have had my set for 4 months and the corrosion is eating through the spokes on the rear wheel. In my 15 years of cycling, I've never had this issue before. When my local shop contacted Mavic, they were told it was not a warranty issue and I should have wiped down the spokes with an oily cloth after every ride.
jersey shore boy
Date Reviewed: August 5, 2012
Strengths: Rims stay true, never broken a spoke after 5 years, only had wheels trued twice, stands up well to rough pavement, descends solidly (48 mph in the Lake Placid Whiteface Mountain Road Race 2012, no wobbles)
Weaknesses: Little heavy for climbing
Great value, 20,000 miles on mine, I'm a Cat 5 racer, 7 or 8 races a year and being on a tight budget i'm gonna buy a new set in white
Weaknesses: Rebuilt rear @LBS (Slippy Pig, PHX.) They misplaced it for 3 weeks, so after 5 weeks to do the job, guess how many miles I rode before it was shot---still can't believe I only rode 500 MILES--yep 500!!! Don't think owner believed me. INSULTING--S.O.L.!!! Ironically, I had just ordered a pair of Aksiums day before, hopefully I'll have better luck with them!
I have a Look 566 that currently has Mavic Aksium's. I'm thinking of getting a new set of wheels and would like input. I don't want to spend a small fortune and I am female, so looks are pretty important :-). I've narrowed my choices down to Spinergy Xaero Lites, Bontrager Race Lites or Mavic Ksyriu ... Read More »
I am new to cycling, please be patient with me.
I purchase cx bike off ebay with these wheels on it. After some research I found that these spokes (mavic) may be hard to find, so I want to find spares. (LBS or ebay)
Any insight on proper way to measure with wheel assembled? Is inside elbow, ... Read More »
I have a set of Mavic Ksyrium Equipe wheels that have about 9,000 miles on them. They came on a 2009 Bianchi Mono-Q.
They seem to be terrific. Straight, strong, obviously reliable.
So am I out of my mind to be looking at a step up from these wheels?
The angel on one shoulder says 'These w ... Read More »
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what do you think about this wheelset for dirt/gravel roads? training for a gravel grinder, prob won't race on 'em, looking for som ... Read More »