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Road Wheels.

July 9, 2006, 9:51 p.m.
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Looking to upgrade my road wheels. I will be buying winter and summer set in the future… what is the best Mavic wheelset to get under 800$ for front and rear.


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July 10, 2006, 4:14 p.m.
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does it have to be Mavic?

the bontrager wheelsets are pretty slick and seem to ride quite nicely.

if it has to be Mavic I would get a set of Cosmic Elites for the summer and a set of Ksyrium Elite 650 for the winter.

Also take a look at some of the Zipp wheels. they look super pimp.

Being an agoraphobic adrenaline junkie would be pretty convenient, because you could get your rush from just going to the store to get some milk instead of having to jump off a mountain or out of an airplane.

they also call me "balloon"

July 10, 2006, 7:12 p.m.
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cosmic is for TT.. thats not what im lookin for. Mavic is best for me.. zipp wheels are way 2 much $ for how much ill be road riding.


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July 10, 2006, 7:17 p.m.
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Krysium SL's for summer.
The one's that came with your bike for winter.

"X is for x-ray. If you've been bikin' and you haven't had an x-ray, you ain't goin' hard enough." - Bob Roll

July 10, 2006, 7:27 p.m.
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what the diff with SL and Elite? the cutouts in the rim?


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July 10, 2006, 7:38 p.m.
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what the diff with SL and Elite? the cutouts in the rim?

Weight… of course.

Ninja edit: Are you using 650's

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July 10, 2006, 9:16 p.m.
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700.. weight eh.. well what about strength. im not a light guy.


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July 10, 2006, 9:29 p.m.
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700.. weight eh.. well what about strength. im not a light guy.

I weight more than you do and I wouldn't hesitate buying them. Weight, poor maintence, and everything else that helps destroy rims. Will be directy proportional to you missing the potholes in the road. A strong road rim wont help, if you hammer it through a bunch of big holes.

Mavic SL's are good…

"X is for x-ray. If you've been bikin' and you haven't had an x-ray, you ain't goin' hard enough." - Bob Roll

July 10, 2006, 10:08 p.m.
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ya ross we have to learn to avoid those damn potholes

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July 11, 2006, 10:32 a.m.
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ninja 2…i read somewhere in here you bought an 04 norco crr1…i just picked one up and am putting it together…i'm 6'4 and a larger guy…how do you like the bike?

ORIGINAL FREETARD
and now I'm CROSSTARDED

July 11, 2006, 11:06 a.m.
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Ross, I have the Mavic Ksyrium Elites on my giant and i LOVE them to death. Very light, seem to be quite durable, and have I mentioned that I love them?

dear DW,
since you got like a million bucks now, can i borrow $2850 for a Revolt frame?

thanks,
steve

July 11, 2006, 12:12 p.m.
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Thx seand that was going to be my next set. After checking CK road hubs are still $$$ ect. I think the Elites r the right choice.. unless i can sell some more shit for ppl Ill get SL or ES but Elite seems to be right.


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July 11, 2006, 4:09 p.m.
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Thx seand that was going to be my next set. After checking CK road hubs are still $$$ ect. I think the Elites r the right choice.. unless i can sell some more shit for ppl Ill get SL or ES but Elite seems to be right.

You can pick up some Elites for cheap on the Cycling BC classifieds. A bunch of guys from the Escape Velocity team are selling the Elites in favour of the lighter SL's (they got a smokin team deal on Canondales that came with the Elites)They are a good rim, racer types wont think twice about spending a grand on a set of race wheels, that's why they are selling them.

"X is for x-ray. If you've been bikin' and you haven't had an x-ray, you ain't goin' hard enough." - Bob Roll

July 11, 2006, 4:22 p.m.
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ninja 2…i read somewhere in here you bought an 04 norco crr1…i just picked one up and am putting it together…i'm 6'4 and a larger guy…how do you like the bike?

The bike was built up as a Frame with parts from a Trek, so Brontrager parts with full Ultegra build. I find the carbon rear stays give the bike a dead feel when accelerating, ie no snap. They help with longer rides by taking the sharp edges off the bumps. So I can't say much for how the bike is like, cus mine is built up with different parts.

I will say, at my height( 6'5 )this will be my last compact frame. I don't like having the seat post that long, it flex's way to much, and gives the bike a weird feel.

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July 11, 2006, 7:23 p.m.
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Elites sound good.. SL look AMAZING. :)


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