Dork on a Bike
Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: Louisville, KY
Bikes: Klein Attitude, Trek 1500, Cannondale Road Tandem, Trek 800
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Originally Posted by umd
Are Ksyrium ESs reasonable wheels to use on a cyclocross bike?
There are plenty of folks out there racing on the ES's......but like road race wheels do you want to run them every day? I think they would be fine assuming reasonable use and that you aren't a clydesdale. Assuming the wheels are truly just lying around and you aren't going to be racing I'd probably sell them and go with something a little less pricey and a little more robust. But if you think you might be racing in the future I'd just go ahead and ride them.
Myself, I use Bontrager Race-X-Lites as my race wheels and the stock wheels that came with the bike for training use (and as my pit wheels).
So for the short version, they will probably be fine, but if you do break them it's an expensive lesson.