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Mavic Ksyrium Elite Clincher Rear Wheel

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We're certainly happy any time a wheel gets lighter, and happier still, when the weight saved is at the rim. This latest version of the Ksyrium Elite Wheelset uses aggressive Inter Spoke Milling (ISM) to take away all the excess aluminum between the spoke threads and sidewalls. And rather than being all black like last year's rim, the ISM machined sections are left raw so this wheelset looks nearly identical to its more expensive Ksyrium siblings.

Speaking of similarities, the Maxtal aluminum rims use Mavic's FORE drilling, so you don't need a rim strip as the spoke holes don't penetrate the outer rim wall. And like the more expensive rims, these were also built using Mavic's SUP welded/machined rim joint and UB Control machined braking track for pulse-free, controlled braking performance in all conditions. Where the Ksyrium Elites differ are the spokes and the hubs. You won't find any carbon fiber in the hubs nor will you get Zicral spokes. Instead you'll get tried and true aluminum hubshells and stainless steel bladed spokes. We like steel spokes. They're strong, durable, and they present very little surface area to the wind.

The Mavic Ksyrium Elite Wheelset combines durability with lightness to create a great training/racing package. The 22mm front rim is tied to the hub with 18 radial spokes and the 20 spoke rear wheel has a 25mm deep rim and Mavic's Isopulse lacing -- radial on the drive side and two-cross on the non-drive -- for extra stiffness and better power transfer. And just like their top level wheels, these Ksyrium Elites run Mavic's QRM+ bearings on aluminum axles. Both the front and rear hubs feature a micro-adjustable bearing preload system that is easily adjusted with the wheels on the bike. Choose between Campagnolo or Shimano/SRAM compatible freehub body. They come with a spoke wrench, bearing adjustment tool, and BR301 quick release skewers.

This wheelset is part of Mavic's MP3 extended warranty program. The acronym stands for Mavic Product Protection Plan, and it provides you with two years of almost unlimited no-fault protection from Mavic. More details can be found on the MP3 website. Please note that MP3 coverage must be purchased within 5 days of the date that you receive your wheels. Contact one of our customer service representatives for the retailer and product codes that you'll need to register your wheels on the Mavic MP3 site. You'll also need the serial numbers that you'll find on your wheels. The cost for this coverage is approximately 8% of the retail cost of the wheels.

  • Bladed stainless steel spokes offer aerodynamic performance and great durability
  • Innovative Isopulse lacing on the rear wheel optimizes power transfer
  • Rim will accept tires from 19 to 32 millimeters

Tech Specs

[rims] aluminum, [hub] aluminum
Rim Width:
15 mm
Rim Depth:
[rear] 25 mm
Front Spoke Count:
18 hole
Rear Spoke Count:
20 hole
Spoke Material:
stainless steel
Spoke Nipple Material:
Axle Type:
9x130 mm
Brake Compatibility:
Rear Weight:
875 g
Recommended Use:
Manufacturer Warranty:
2 years

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Excellent upgrade!

    Great wheels! Was looking to upgrade and got these at a price I could not pass up! True out of the box! They spin up very well, ride nice but, really show off on the fast corners!! My bike is more stable in the turns for sure! I feel no lateral flex while kickin' out of the saddle (climbing or sprinting)! And as far as I'm concerned they are one of if not the prettiest wheelsets out there!

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    Is the rim size 700c? Are they Shimano 9...

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    Are they Shimano 9 speed compatible?

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    Mavic Elite

      I bought this wheelset a month ago and everything advertised about it is true. What I first noticed was the quiet, smooth spin. They are good in crosswinds and cut down on road vibration. These wheels are a beautiful upgrade to my Litespeed Solano.


      Solid and reliable.

        I had a previous model year version of the Kryrium Elite for a few years. It was "old reliable" wheelset for me. Not superlight, but not really heavy either. Very stiff feeling compared to other wheelsets I've used. The flat aero spokes seem to catch a sidewind more than conventional spokes. I'm still wishing I hadn't sold them.

        I had the same problem. Explained to Mavic I raced them on the weekend with no problems and Monday I was coasting down a hill with the spokes broke free of the hub. They said it was caused by me hitting something and refused to honor the warranty. The bike shop disagreed with them but Mavic refused to budge.