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LBS Deal: Krysium Elite $400 or Easton EA70 $350?

Old 06-13-11, 03:17 PM
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LBS Deal: Krysium Elite $400 or Easton EA70 $350?

Got back from LBS and both wheelsets were on closeout and want to pull the trigger. Which is the better deal?
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Old 06-13-11, 03:23 PM
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I'd take BWW Blackset Race for $329 over either one. The build is similar to the EA70s but they use normal spokes.
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Old 06-13-11, 03:53 PM
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I'll have a brand new pair of 2010 Ksyrium Elites with new Schwalbe Lugano tires for $300 for sale in the Road Bike Marketplace Friday
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Originally Posted by Steve90068 View Post
I'll have a brand new pair of 2010 Ksyrium Elites with new Schwalbe Lugano tires for $300 for sale in the Road Bike Marketplace Friday
Why you selling?
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Originally Posted by gus6464 View Post
Why you selling?
They came on a new bike purchase and I'm trying to consolidate my wheel inventory haha
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Old 06-13-11, 04:34 PM
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I would grab the easton more than nothing because are easy to fix, normal spokes, normal rims and they are pretty much indestructibly compared with the mavic ones. I have beaten the crap outta of a set of vistas and never got a single problem with them.
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Ksyriums hands down.
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I've got a buddy with Kysriums that are about 6 years old.. He's got 25k+ miles on them, they were his training wheels when he was racing, and he's never had them apart, or had an issue with them.. That's pretty good press for me..

I've got another buddy that has the Easton Circuits, same as the EA70's and he likes them, but not as much as his Kyseriums.. YMMV

I have a set of Easton EA50's that I bought off him when he got the Kyseriums.. I'm 220+ on a good day and they have a couple of thousand miles on them.. They are super true and roll nice.
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That's a great price for 2011 Ksyrium elites.
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The Mavic Ksyrium, no brianer!
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Originally Posted by Silvercivic27 View Post
That's a great price for 2011 Ksyrium elites.
Can't be 2011's.
They have to be 2010's.
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if i had to pick between the 2 i would go with the mavic ksyrium elites. i have a set that ive had for about 5yrs and they have been a great bomb proof wheel but i think there are better options out there now for close to that price.
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What's a better option for the price?
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Originally Posted by lunchbox1972 View Post
I've got a buddy with Kysriums that are about 6 years old.. He's got 25k+ miles on them, they were his training wheels when he was racing, and he's never had them apart, or had an issue with them.. That's pretty good press for me..
They are solid.

I have Elites and ESs which are both used as travel wheels and get all manor of abuse. Combined 20k - Zero issues.


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What's a better option for the price?
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I'll have a brand new pair of 2010 Ksyrium Elites with new Schwalbe Lugano tires for $300 for sale in the Road Bike Marketplace Friday
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I'd go with the Easton's... I have a couple pair of the tubular version on the EA70 and I love the wheels. I've ridden a set of the Ksyrium SL's before, and they just didn't seem to spin up anywhere near as fast. On the EA70's I feel like the bike wants to go as soon as I do, and I just don't get that feeling from the mavics. As always, YMMV.
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Originally Posted by gus6464 View Post
What's a better option for the price?
Brand new?

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Elites!, great wheels.
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