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Clydesdales/Athenas (200+ lb / 91+ kg) Looking to lose that spare tire? Ideal weight 200+? Frustrated being a large cyclist in a sport geared for the ultra-light? Learn about the bikes and parts that can take the abuse of a heavier cyclist, how to keep your body going while losing the weight, and get support from others who've been successful.

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Old 12-15-09, 01:15 PM   #1
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Anyone got a rec on Mavic Ksyrium Elite Wheels?

I am looking at buying some new wheels for my road bike and I was wondering if anyone has any comments on the Mavic Ksyrium Elites. I am 6'4" and weigh 240lbs, around 230lbs in the summer. I don't race, but do long rides and need something that will hold up to my weight. Thanks!
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Old 12-15-09, 03:28 PM   #2
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I have about 1500 miles on them with no problems and I'm 260
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Old 12-15-09, 09:54 PM   #3
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I've got the 2006 or 2007 models, weighed 222 when I bought the bike at the end of May and put 2,200 miles on them so far with no problems at all. As true as the day I got them. They seem bulletproof to me.
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Old 12-16-09, 09:41 AM   #4
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I have the 2009 model and your weight and mine (241lbs) are the same. These are great wheels ! you will noticed how good these wheels are as soon as you ride up the first hill with these wheels on your bike. You will actually feel yourself accelerate going up, at least I did. As AV8torjim says, "As true as the day I took them out the box". I love mine!
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Old 12-16-09, 10:21 AM   #5
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Thanks for all the comments. I was worried that the lower spoke count wouldn't work, but it seems as if ya'll have given them a good test and they are holding up well. Was thinking about having some wheels built, but may stay with my original decision of the Mavics!
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Old 12-18-09, 06:12 AM   #6
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I have them on my Cannondale road bike.They are bomb proof.
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Old 12-18-09, 05:44 PM   #7
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yup. 240 and no problems.
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