I just bought a new bike and the only thing that leaves me wanting is the stock wheelset, mainly because of the rear hub being pretty funky in its engagement. It is sort of a letdown for a bike that retails for $1800. Its a decent enough training type wheelset, but I always have lusted after light parts and never could justify it due to my weight. I am now down to 210 lbs and hoping to drop another 20-25, but that is getting increasingly difficult and the progress has slowed significantly, so I expect it might take a little longer for me to get under the 200 lb mark.
I was messing around online and found a set of the previous version (not the 2011 version) of the Ksyrium Equipe wheels for what I consider to be an incredibly good deal. The question is whether I am asking for it riding these at my current weight. I am not really wanting to switch between two wheelset, but would keep the stockers as a back-up. Will the Mavics hold up to some abuse or are they made for the featherweights?