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Dura Ace with Open Pro vs. Mavic Ksyrium SL

Old 07-19-06, 10:13 PM
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Dura Ace with Open Pro vs. Mavic Ksyrium SL

I have read many good reports about the Mavic Ksyrium SL wheelset and have been considering purchasing them.

Recently, my LBS suggested that I consider a Dura Ace Hub - Mavic Open Pro rim wheelset instead. The reason was that it would be a smoother riding wheel and easier to maintain over the long run.

Does anyone have any input regarding the differences between these two wheels.
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Old 07-19-06, 10:30 PM
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Well built open pros are nice. Ksyriums are STIFF. Some people like it... I don't.
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^ Yep, depends on who builds the Open Pros, but those are the standard sturdy yet not too heavy wheelset.
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Apples vs. oranges. It's really hard to compare the 2 given you could buy 2 sets of the DA/Open Pro wheels for the price of the SL's.

Bottom line - both are great for different reasons.

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What are the different reasons?
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Originally Posted by mgkaplan
What are the different reasons?
The SL's are stiffer, lighter and have a modern, aggressive styling and appearance. The DA/OP combo is high quality components, classic in style and appearance, smooth and durable and less than 1/2 the cost.

What frame will these wheels be going on?
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