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Old 11-28-06, 03:41 PM   #1
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Mavic Ksyrium ES

Okay, so the thread I started has disappeared and I wanted to give you guys an update so here it is + original story:

When I had Ksyrium SLs on my bike, all was good, no buckling, no out-of-true dramas, nothing! Gorgeous wheels.

Updated to ksyrium ESs recently and I've kicked the rear out of true twice. So I'm getting suspicious. I call a guy I know here in sydney who's ex-mavic and he says - well, you SHOULDN'T be kicking it out (I weigh 226 lbs) and he asks me whether I'm a super agressive out-of-the-saddle sprinter. I say no, not really so he's going to check out the rim and see what he can do. (He's a wheel building specialist). So fingers crossed he can work some magic over it 'cause I really do like them.

He also said that whilst Mavic designed these rims for 187 lbs riders, the worse I can do to them is wear them out quicker. Long and short of it is, if they're not trued properly they'll get kicked out again.
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Old 11-28-06, 03:54 PM   #2
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Okay, so the thread I started has disappeared and I wanted to give you guys an update so here it is + original story:
Good! That means my embarrassing faux pas is gone too...
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Old 11-28-06, 07:52 PM   #3
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Yep, I thought I was going mad!
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Old 12-03-06, 04:06 PM   #4
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..........okay, update on the Ksyrium ESs:

My ex-mavic guy had a very close look at my wheels and found that not only were they not true, but they weren't that round either....oh brother....how much do I dislike my LBS now?

Anyway, so I took the newly trued and rounded wheels out for a 20 minute strap and woo-hoo! they're still true.

I also took it out the next day for an even longer ride ('bout an hour) and purposefully hit a few potholes and bumps to give the rims a real workout and - yee-ha!! still TRUE!

Of course, they guy who fixed them says not to celebrate until they've been true for six months but, we'll see. So far, they're holding my weight up.
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