Mavic Ksyrium SLS wheelsets - clincher

4/5 (4 Reviews)
MSRP : $1500.00


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Product Description

The Ksyrium SL Wheelset delivers a combination of Mavic's most innovative technologies with a new head-turning aesthetic. Race proven features include ISM InterSpoke Milling rim technology and extra-light components including the FTS-L freehub Zicral spokes a carbon front hub.


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Reviews 1 - 4 (4 Reviews Total)

User Reviews

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Jim Ethridge a Recreational Rider

Date Reviewed: November 22, 2013

Strengths:    Strong, Stiff, Fast and Lightweight with a good road feel.

Weaknesses:    Not as smooth as I would like but felt good with a few #'s of psi let out.

Bottom Line:   
I bought these wheels to replace my R-sys carbon spoke wheelset when I learned of all the spoke problems riders were going through. Mavic says they fixed this years model (2013) and nobody is complaining and I had no problems whatsoever for 2500 mi. but I just felt more comfortable going with Mavic SLS wheels. I have about 2000 mi. on the SLS wheelset and and I couldn't be more happier. I replaced the tires Mavic sends standard with Michelin Pro 4 Endurance and run 100 psi. This combo feels very smooth and plenty fast.

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Favorite Ride:   100K-Century

Price Paid:    $1149.00

Purchased At:   LBS

Similar Products Used:   Kysrium Elite, Kysrium Equipe, Cosmic Elite, R-sys

Bike Setup:   Ti frame, carbon seat post, carbon handlebars, carbon fork.


Overall Rating:2
Value Rating:2
Submitted by Steve Mazeski

Date Reviewed: October 27, 2013

Strengths:    Roll very well and look real good too

Weaknesses:    The spokes are junk.

Bottom Line:   
I have broken three front wheel spokes in one year (about 6000 miles), and it takes three weeks to get replacements. I am very disappointed in the durability of these wheels since I paid top dollar for them. Its very frustrating that not only do these spokes not last but it takes SO long to get replacement spokes/wheels.


Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:3
Submitted by Taz mechanic a Recreational Rider

Date Reviewed: August 27, 2013

Strengths:    I will say this 3013 Mavic Ksyrium SLS wheel-set performs very well in all conditions, looks pretty sharp and the weight is in and around 1300g per set.

Weaknesses:    Mavic Company had out sourced this wheel to be built in Romania. In my past experience with Mavic Ksyrium wheels that were hand built in France and bullet proof, in fact I am still running a set of 2006 Mavic Ksyrium Elites that have no mechanical problems to date. How did I get so many miles out of the Elites? By keeping the free body clean and lubed on a regular bases. the pre-installed tires don’t even compare to any Continental tire.

Bottom Line:   
I broke a front spoke at or about 1200 miles. The problem is that spoke availability is slim to none, one bike shop said they could and order but only in a package of 10 spokes at $5 dollars apiece and $20 dollars for shipping, while another said they would call the rep but never got back to me, forget that. We ended up matching an older Ksyrium SL spoke that had three differences, one was the length was 2mm longer, second the blade was a bit wider and lastly the nipple is the 7mm wrench size not the new 8mm. please note the hook side and the threads are the same. The new spoke works like A champ and really un-noticeable. As for MP3 fix it plan its non-existent pretty much a $95.00 waste of money. Resale value is crap I am stuck with a $1200 blunder. Mavic what happend!?

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Favorite Ride:   Rist Canyon Ft Collins CO

Price Paid:    $1200.00

Purchased At:   LBS in Cheyenne

Similar Products Used:   2006 Mavic Ksyrium Elites, Easton EA90

Bike Setup:   Merlin WorksCR Ti, Dura-ace


Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Sworker a Recreational Rider

Date Reviewed: April 29, 2013

Strengths:    I got this 2013 wheel set on Friday and got 25-35-58 miles on the next consecutive days. I have had 3 sets of Roval Carbon wheels on this bike since new, having issues with each set. I finally had a spoke break and now cannot get the wheel into true, last straw, time for new wheels. I didn't want areo wheels again and wanted a solid braking surface. These are just the ticket. They are fast, climb nice, decent great, and the braking surface is EXCELLENT. And to make things even nicer they come with Mavic tires pre-installed. I don't know that I will go back this tire again, but how nice is it to just swap my cassette and gas the tires up and go!

Weaknesses:    You can tell they are not the most aerodynamic wheels in the world.

Bottom Line:   
Great value from LBS, very strong, light and the price is right. Everything you need and nothing you don't.

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Favorite Ride:   San Mateo Coastside (home base)

Price Paid:    $900.00

Purchased At:   LBS

Similar Products Used:   Fulcrum Racing 1's

Bike Setup:   2007 S-Worrks Specialized Roubaix



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Mavic Ksyrium SLs vs Zipp 101s

Hello, The question has been asked before, but the discussions seem to always get sidetracked.... I have a pair of both. Which one should I keep?Read More »

MAVIC Ksyrium SLR or SLS?

I am purchasing a women's Cannondale DI2 EVO. I have been riding with the older Ksyrium SL wheels on my current bike and love them. I thought that I would "up" the wheels this time by going to the SLR wheelset. The SLRs are actually heavier than the SLS wheelset so what is the advantage? I know the ... Read More »

Convert Ksyrium SLs to Campy?

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Ksyrium SLs - comparing recent model years

Hello All, I'm a newbie (just registered :) ) and this is my first post, though I've been lurking for a couple weeks. I'm building a new bike and considering a wheel upgrade. It's a complicated story-- not worth telling here-- but I may want to see if I can pick up a set of Ksyrium SLs relati ... Read More »

Ksyrium SLs vs. Custom Built Wheelsets

I incorrectly posted this thread in the Components forum - should have posted it here. Anyway, I just purchased a new, 2009 Kestrel RT-900. It comes with Ksyrium SLs. But I also have two sets of custom wheels that I like very much: 1) Mike Garcia built on Nimble spiders, DT-240 Swiss hub in ba ... Read More »

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