Mavic Ksyrium Elite Road Wheelset – $800 value
The Mavic Kysrium Elite has long been a staple of the road riding scene. With a great combination of price, performance and durability, it has long been the go for most riders, whether as an “upgrade” wheel for newer riders looking for a performance gain over the OE wheels that came on their bike, or as a bombproof and reasonably light “training” wheel for more experienced riders, the Kysrium Elite has delivered the goods for years now, and developed a solid following.
And now the Kysrium Elite is back and better than ever. Following on the general trend of wider rims and wider tires on the road, the new Elite features an ISM 4D milled rim that’s 2mm wider than its predecessor. That may not sound like a lot, but 2mm yields an 18% increase in air volume, so you can lower the tire pressure by up to 20 PSI, and provides better support for 25mm+ tires, leading to more comfort and better rolling resistance. The rims are still super light, thanks to the ISM inter-spoke milling process that removes material where it isn’t necessary, while leaving the material around the spokes untouched–yielding a strong and durable rim that weighs only 405g. These new rims are laced to the hub with steel straight pull spokes in their Isopulse pattern for better spike tension and durability. The hubs roll on Mavic’s QRM bearings for smooth sailing with a long wear life, and have an FTS-L freehub body for easy service and maintenance. The wheels come mounted with Mavic’s own Yksion Pro Griplink/Powerlink 25mm tires for the ultimate in performance.
- ISM 4D milling provides a wider, 19mm internal rim width
- Ideal for all-road conditions
- Premium QRM bearings roll smooth and fast
- Straight pull spokes and Isopulse lacing for improved tension and durability
- Fore rim milling allows for threaded spoke nipples that leave the upper rim intact
- SUP welded rim
- Maxtal rim is strong and lightweight