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Mavic Ksyrium Disc Pro vs. Giant P-SL0 Wheelset

Old 06-29-15, 01:09 PM
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Mavic Ksyrium Disc Pro vs. Giant P-SL0 Wheelset

I am looking to upgrade the wheels that came stock with a 2015 Giant Defy Advanced 2 (PR-2). Two wheelsets I am considering are noted in the title. Mavic's are running just shy of $1,300 and the P-SL0 wheels can be had for mid $400.

I am looking for a lighter wheelset with less rolling resistance, that is comfortable for an upcoming century ride. I will not be racing but will be training and riding on average 100-150 miles a week. I am 180lbs.

Any suggestions?
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I wouldn't pay $1300 for the Mavics...
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Originally Posted by dtrain View Post
I wouldn't pay $1300 for the Mavics...
I guess I should re-phrase my question.

If you had a 2015 Giant Defy Advanced 2 with PR-2 Wheels, and you wanted to upgrade the wheelset, what would you recommend replacing them with knowing my weight and how I intend to ride?

Thanks all for your thoughts.
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I'm not familiar with the Giant wheel offerings. But there are better options (IMO) than the Mavics. Boyd Altamont for one. Wider rims are the new black...
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I wouldn't pay $1300 for the Mavics...
Yea...For $1300 you can get a set of King R45 disc hubs (Or White Industries) laced to HED Belgium rims custom built for you by most anyone. Which are far sweeter.
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I own two sets of Giant PSL-0 wheelsets. They are both for rim brakes, not disc. I really really like them. They have a wide track, perfect for 25mm tires. They are strong, light, wide, and attractive. Perfect.

I HATE ksyriums, and would choose the PSL-0 over the Ksryium any day even if they were the same price.

For $1,300, I'd get a carbon clincher instead.
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