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Wheel suggestions. . .Ksyrium Elite, SL or Fulcrum Racing 1

Old 10-11-10, 09:06 AM
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Wheel suggestions. . .Ksyrium Elite, SL or Fulcrum Racing 1

I need a new wheelset for my primary bike that I also travel with. I ride 100-125 miles a week on average and travel once a month or so with it. Typical when I travel it is to areas where I am climbing (though I am not a weight weenie). I weigh 167 and am a decent climber but so-so sprinter. I am replacing Easton Velomax Circuit and am looking at:

Ksyrium Elite (2010) - $500
Ksyrium SL - $700
Fulcrum Racing 1 - $700

Given that I travel with the bike I need some wheels that are pretty durable. . .So, given the price and info, what would you suggest? Thanks.
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I haven't owned the others, but I'm a big guy and I can testify that the Ksyrium SL wheels are literally bullet proof and almost never need truing or repair.
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Have a set of Ksyrium Elites coming attached to my new bike. I'm thinking about selling them since I already have something similar and want to add a set of carbon rims to my collection. They are 2010's. PM me if you might be interested and make me an offer. Couldn't ship them for about a week though since the bike hasn't arrived yet.
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Racing 1's, without a doubt. Great wheels, very durable.
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Originally Posted by palesaint
Racing 1's, without a doubt. Great wheels, very durable.
Are the replacement spokes still $40.00 each?
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Are the replacement spokes still $40.00 each?
i have the crappiest wheels ever and ive never had a broken spoke. im getting the fulcrum racing 1s and im expecting the quality to be higher
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Originally Posted by SwingBlade
I haven't owned the others, but I'm a big guy and I can testify that the Ksyrium SL wheels are literally bullet proof and almost never need truing or repair.
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Originally Posted by SwingBlade
I haven't owned the others, but I'm a big guy and I can testify that the Ksyrium SL wheels are literally bullet proof and almost never need truing or repair.
Literally bullet proof? How did you test this? You live in south-central or something?
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Been on Fulcrum 1's for two + years now. They have who-knows-how-many thousands of miles on them, LOTS of climbing, sections of bad roads, even banged around when removed from the bike to travel by train. Still as straight and as true as the day I took them out of the box. EXCELLENT wheels.
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Originally Posted by ETC12
Been on Fulcrum 1's for two + years now. They have who-knows-how-many thousands of miles on them, LOTS of climbing, sections of bad roads, even banged around when removed from the bike to travel by train. Still as straight and as true as the day I took them out of the box. EXCELLENT wheels.
i like hearing this. Getting a pair tomorrow
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Originally Posted by jmX
Literally bullet proof? How did you test this? You live in south-central or something?
No, it's due to the proprietary bonded aramid fiber which also reduces weight and dampens vibration.
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Originally Posted by zstjohn
i have the crappiest wheels ever and ive never had a broken spoke. im getting the fulcrum racing 1s and im expecting the quality to be higher
you'd be surprised that paying more doesn't necessarily equate to durability.
The rule is: cheap, light, durable or aerodynamic, pick 3.

that said, it's hard to go wrong with either of those choices.
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