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Mavic Ksyrium SLR Road Wheelset - Clincher - 2014

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We've spent a few seasons training and racing on wheels that ride more like they belong in the stone age than in the peloton. We put the miles in regardless, but have definitely split the difference between enjoying and enduring the ride on them. Mavic has made it easier for you to enjoy the ride and get the results you want on race day with the Ksyrium SLR Clincher Wheelset. These have everything we look for in all-around wheels; responsiveness, light weight, and durable construction. 

Made with Mavic's Maxtal aluminum, the Ksryium rims are joined with an SUP arc weld on the seam, giving the rims a higher strength to weight ratio than conventional alloy rims and zero brake chatter where the seam is welded. To increase the stiffness of the rim, Fore drilling is used on the lower bridge of the rim, leaving the upper bridge intact and allowing the spoke nipples to be threaded in from the bottom only, increasing the stiffness of the rim by 20 percent. 

Mavic gave the Ksyrium SLR the Exalith 2 treatment for a higher level of durability and performance on the brake surface. In wet conditions, the Exalith 2 treatment improves braking performance by 18 percent, so you can descend with confidence down rainy mountain passes.

The Ksyrium SLR  wheelset rolls on Mavic alloy hubs. These light weight hubs come with double sealed, micro-adjustable, C3 cartridge bearings. Mavic increases stability in the rear hub by placing the FTS-L reinforcement between the pawl and hub body. Two stainless steel inserts add rigidity to the fully aluminum hub body, making the hub both lightweight and strong.

To keep the wheels light and responsive, Mavic employed their Traction Compression, orTracomp, spokes. Under normal loads, deflection in the wheel is limited by the traction-resistant nature of carbon fiber. Unlike traditional spokes that flex under greater loads, Tracomp spokes compress to continue supporting the rim, preventing further wheel deflection so you your wheels don't feel noodly on descents and you don't lose power in a spring finish. The Tracomp spokes are laced to the rims using Zicral spoke nipples for durability where the spokes meet the rim. 

Mavic didn't want to sacrifice ride quality by running just any clincher tires on these wheels. Expanding the line of its wheel-tire system, Mavic included Griplink/Powerlink front- and rear-specific clincher tires with the wheelset. At 127 TPI, and with good cornering  ability, these tires will stand up to the likes of the Roubaix and still grip on high-speed hairpins. 

Mavic Exalith 2 brake pads are included, and strongly recommended. Also included with the wheels are BR601 quick releases, wheelbags, a computer magnet, a bearing adjustment tool, one spoke wrench, a spoke holder for aerodynamic spokes, the Tracomp ring tool, and a user guide.

The Mavic Ksyrium SLR Clincher Wheelset is available in the color Black and with either a Campagnolo or Shimano/SRAM compatible freehub body.

Tech Specs

[rim] Maxtal (aluminum alloy), [rear non-driveside spokes] carbon fiber, [spokes] Zicral
Rim Depth:
[front] 22 mm, [rear] 25 mm
Front Hub:
QRM+ alloy
Front Hub Type:
Rear Hub:
QRM+ FTS-L steel
Rear Hub Type:
Shimano/SRAM 9/10/11, Campagnolo 11-speed
Zicral, Carbon Tracomp
Spoke Nipple Material:
integrated M7 aluminum with dry thread lock
Front Spoke Count:
18 radial
Rear Spoke Count:
20 radial non-drive side, 2-cross drive side
Axle Type:
Brake Compatibility:
Rotor Compatibility:
Front Weight:
630 g
Rear Weight:
780 g
Complete Set Weight:
[wihout tires] 1410 g, [with tires] 1950 g
Recommended Use:
road cycling and training
Manufacturer Warranty:
2 years

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Between these rims and the Ksyrium 125's (which look amazing!), which would be better for me, or do you suggest a different wheel set? I weigh 200lbs. and I'm an endurance rider, no racing. My bike is a 2014 Cannondale Synapse Carbon 3.

Those are a great set of wheels , Stiff , Light Weight and build to last. You will love them.

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Will these rims be able to hold 25mm tires?

I am looking to get a lighter set of wheels...

I am looking to get a lighter set of wheels I currently have aluminum wheels but these are a combo of carbon spokes with aluminum wheels. how do they ride? AM i better off getting full carbon for the same price?

Best Answer

The big advantage of the Ksyrium SLR is in the durability of the Exalith-coated rim. The hard coating increases the fatigue life of the rim and allows for incredible braking performance in all conditions. You won't find better rim braking in cold and wet conditions anywhere. The Ksyrium SLR wheels also include a good set of tires and tubes.

You could get a set of Reynolds Attack Carbon wheels for the same money. they weigh about 50 grams less than these, and they have a wider and rounder profile (25mm wide, 29mm deep) but the Ksyriums will probably last longer, especially if you ride in difficult conditions.

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What size are the bearings? Where do I...

What size are the bearings? Where do I buy replacements?

Avg. ride time: 2h 1m per week
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How wide are the wheels (e.g. 23mm)?

How wide are the wheels (e.g. 23mm)?

Best Answer

Hello- these are 19-20mm wide at outside of brake track; Mavic doesn't make a 'wide' type of rim yet on any of their models - but I hope they come out with some soon. :)

what are the main differences between these...

what are the main differences between these wheels and Mavic R-Sys SLR? Thanks!

Best Answer

The only difference is that the R-Sys uses all carbon spokes on the front wheel; where as the SLR only uses the carbon spokes on the non-drive side of the rear wheel. I have the SLR's and they work very well. Sounds like a Toyota Prius when slowing down, but just tell your friends that you have some kind of new battery charging thing-a-do to make your fellow peeps ponder :) If you arn't worried about the two/three gram weight penalty, go with the SLR's :)

Is it11speedcompatible

Is it11speedcompatible

Best Answer

Yes - these are 11-speed compatible. Just take off the Mavic specific washer, and your all set. I have a pair - A+ :)

Are these 2013 model year? Thank you

Are these 2013 model year? Thank you

Since they dont want to answer. Lets say no they are not 2013 just by comparing wieght. Did you purchase these Mavics? if so do you like them.