Results 1 to 6 of 6
  1. #1
    RoadBikeReview Member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Aug 2003
    Posts
    1

    Looking for a nice training wheel - Mavic Cosmic Elite vs. Ksyrium Equipe

    All - I am looking at either the Mavic Cosmic Elite or Ksyrium Equipe wheelset. I am looking for compliant wheelset...that isn't going to kill me on long rides like a racing wheelset. Thoughts? I am currently getting beat up on my long training rides on my Fulcrum 5's....

  2. #2
    RoadBikeReview Member
    Reputation: looigi's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2010
    Posts
    5,591
    In my experience, wheels don't make a huge difference. Lower pressure can help a lot and I run a C2 rim (23mm wide) at lower pressure. A 25 tire helps too.

  3. #3
    RoadBikeReview Member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Nov 2006
    Posts
    2,390
    Neither. As looigi stated, a bigger tire/wider rim will be the best. If you must have a compliant wheel, look for lots of spokes and a shallow rim. Something like a Velocity Synergy with 32/36 spokes.

  4. #4
    RoadBikeReview Member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Mar 2003
    Posts
    491
    ultegra hubs 32 hole 3x with a shallow rim of your choice. Damn hard to beat the $$ to training wheel coefficient with that set.

  5. #5
    RoadBikeReview Member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Sep 2005
    Posts
    1,204
    Quote Originally Posted by roadboy
    ultegra hubs 32 hole 3x with a shallow rim of your choice. Damn hard to beat the $$ to training wheel coefficient with that set.
    +1

    I own Equipe's & SSC-SL's. With same tires/pressure both are a bit rougher riding than my Ultegra/OP 32-spokes on long rides. And Ultegra hubs are less trouble than Mavic's plastic bushing-freehub design.

  6. #6
    RoadBikeReview Member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Apr 2011
    Posts
    515
    Quote Originally Posted by Oldteen
    +1
    Ultegra/OP 32-spokes on long rides. And Ultegra hubs are less trouble than Mavic's plastic bushing-freehub design.
    And 25C tires.

    You won't look flashy or hip, but you'll be comfortable and the wheels will be more or less maintenance free.

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  

Sea Otter Classic

Hot Deals

Contest


Latest RoadBike Articles


Latest Videos

RoadbikeReview on Facebook