+1bigbri said:I have no experience with the Fulcrums, but my Ksyrium Elites have proved to be bomb proof in the six years or so that I've had them. They've logged a lot of bumpy miles.
Leopold Porkstacker said:For sure the Fulcrums, although weighing something in the neighbourhood of 300g more per set than the Ksyriums, ought to be a less harsh ride and also ought to last longer for a heavier rider. Personally I swapped my Fulcrums (OK, so they were Fulcrum 7 and not Fulcrum 5, big whoopity doo) for my Ksyrium SLs since the weight is less.
Fulcrum weights seem to be rather optimistic as well. Yes, they state that the claimed weight is for the lightest configuration but my set weighed in at around 1830 grams (Shimano 8/9/10 speed compatible).Oldteen said:Weights are actually comparable (F5=1755g, Elites=1690g, but Mavic weights are generally optimistic). The SL's are lighter than Elites (but that ain't the OP's question).