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Nashbar's got the Mavic Kyserium Elite wheelset for sale at $399. These wheels weigh in at 1550g which is attractive to me, since my Fuji came set up with heavy Alex rims w/no-name hubs - great for training and just beating to death, but I have two 10,000 foot rides planned this summer and I'm trying to cut the weight.

Yes, I'm starting with Phred. But the bike's gotta shed some pounds, too. :)

Any feedback on this wheelset? Is it up to the abuse of CX? I'm in a race which is 70 miles (50% tarmac, 50% Forest Service road), and I'm doing a bunch of riding in India's Nilgiris mountains. So it's not going to get the CX abuse you'd see racing - not until this fall, that is. I'd love to know if it can take the abuse.


John O.

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You can't hurt them.

Get em! Great wheelset at an amazing price...Check out Mavic's MP3 program, then get them.

Yes, I saw that and I totally plan on signing up for it. -- Glad to hear everyone has so much positive to say about this wheelset. I will plan on picking it up shortly.

Been running tubeless (Bulldogs) on Ksy Elites (UST rims) them for two seasons with no problem. Raced them at least 17-18 times on a wide variety of courses. Might have trued them once? and cleaned/oiled the freewheel pawls once?

These bad boys are bomb proof and easy to maintain.


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