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Mavic ksyrium elites or fulcrum racing 3's???

Old 12-06-10, 08:15 PM
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Mavic ksyrium elites or fulcrum racing 3's???

Hi,

I race on Dura-Ace 7850 carbon laminate wheels, and am now looking at a luxury set of training wheels.

My choices come down to Mavic ksyrium elites or fulcrum racing 3's and both are similar in price.

Does anyone have any great opinion as to which is better, and particularly which will be easier to maintain and get spares (spokes for example) for in the coming years.

Thanks.
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I have some Elites, and never ridden the fulcrums, so I can't compare the two. I can tell ya that the Elites are light weight, under 1500 gm. and darn near bullet proof. Got mine when I weighed over 225 and I still ride them now.. I think they're great. No issued at all with mine.
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Originally Posted by rangerdavid
I have some Elites, and never ridden the fulcrums, so I can't compare the two. I can tell ya that the Elites are light weight, under 1500 gm. and darn near bullet proof. Got mine when I weighed over 225 and I still ride them now.. I think they're great. No issued at all with mine.
Ksyrium Elite wheels are 1550g without rim tape and skewers, you'd have to get the Ksyrium SL wheels to get under 1500g.
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Originally Posted by stristra
Hi,

I race on Dura-Ace 7850 carbon laminate wheels, and am now looking at a luxury set of training wheels.

My choices come down to Mavic ksyrium elites or fulcrum racing 3's and both are similar in price.

Does anyone have any great opinion as to which is better, and particularly which will be easier to maintain and get spares (spokes for example) for in the coming years.

Thanks.
I only have experience with Mavic wheels and they are fairly easy to maintain (only thing you really need to replace periodically is the freehub body bushing).

But having said that...

Box section / Ultegra (or 105) with DT-Swiss Comp spokes and brass nipples.

This is a no brainer.
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FWIW, I'd consider the DA 7850s a "luxury set training wheels" ...
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Originally Posted by rangerdavid
I have some Elites, and never ridden the fulcrums, so I can't compare the two. I can tell ya that the Elites are light weight, under 1500 gm. and darn near bullet proof. Got mine when I weighed over 225 and I still ride them now.. I think they're great. No issued at all with mine.
Glad I saw your response to them. I'm looking at the Elites and the Sl's as possible wheel options and I weigh 230, though I'm looking to shed 30 of those pounds, I need something that won't falter under my current weight as well.
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