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    Mavic Ksyrium Elite UST disc vs Fulcrum Racing 5 db

    I recently purchased new disc / Di2 bikes for my wife and me.

    My bike comes with Mavic Ksyrium Elite UST disc wheels and my wife's comes with Fulcrum Racing 5 db wheels. I have a set of Shimano Dura-Ace R9170 carbon disc wheels as an upgrade for my bike. I am trying to decide which wheelset to run on my wife's bike - the Mavic or the Fulcrum?

    I do not have any experience with either wheelset. Has anyone had experience with either or both wheelsets?

    For reference, she's about 125 lbs and a recreational rider. We do occasional group rides / gran fondos, but usually just ride alone.

    Thanks in advance for any advice.
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    Keep the Fulcrums, sell the Mavics to someone you don't like.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lombard View Post
    Keep the Fulcrums, sell the Mavics to someone you don't like.
    Excellent advice!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lombard View Post
    Keep the Fulcrums, sell the Mavics to someone you don't like.
    Only wheel failure I've ever had was Mavics. Metal ripped at a spoke connection. Never again.

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    I ended up upgrading her wheels to a set of carbon Reynolds Attack Disk wheels, so will end up selling both the Mavics and the Fulcrums. The Mavic Ksyrium Elites looked awesome, while the Fulcrum Racing 5 DB graphics looked kinda cheap. I'm sure both would have been fine on the road, but my wife wanted something lighter.
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