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mooncake 12-19-05 12:10 PM

What do you guys think of the Bontrager Race Lite? Are they decent? What Mavic is equal or slighty better than this wheel? Don't want to get too expensive! Thanks.

55/Rad 12-19-05 12:12 PM

Ksyrium Elite. Both are fine wheels.

Rocket Richard 12-19-05 12:40 PM

Well, who makes an equivalint to the American Classic 350's....? :)

mooncake 12-19-05 02:01 PM


Originally Posted by 55/Rad
Ksyrium Elite. Both are fine wheels.

Thanks. So what is one up from the Elite?

What am I gaining besides a lighter wallet? :o

bbattle 12-19-05 02:37 PM

Kysrium SL. little bit lighter. bladed spokes. lighter wallet.

For an even lighter wallet, go for the Kysrium ES.
http://mavicusa.com/images/06_mavic_ksyriumes_rhub.jpg

Didn't somebody want all black spokes with just one red one?

55/Rad 12-19-05 02:46 PM


Originally Posted by Rocket Richard
Well, who makes an equivalint to the American Classic 350's....? :)

Nobody, they are the best freakin' wheels on the planet. :D

pjbaz 12-19-05 09:39 PM

While I have NO personal input to the Mavic Elites I will offer my $.02...love the ambiguity of the Internet.

I had Bontrager "Race" on my Zuirch and had a similar debate about changing the wheels last year...so I shopped and shopped and read all I could about the Mavic's, the better Bontragers, the Am. Classic's, etc.

I went with Velomax Orion II's and couldn't be happier. I went to RoadBikeReview and bought them brand new for like $400! They're strong, stiff and fast and more than 2/3 of a pound lighter then the Bontragers I had, lighter than the Mavic's too.

BUT, if you want Mavic's I'd say go with the Elite's or the SSC SL's. Colorado Cyclist has the SSC's on sale for like $700 right now.

Good luck.

55/Rad 12-19-05 09:49 PM

The Orions and the Ascents are fine wheels too.


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