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MavicKsyrium Pro UST Wheel
Item # MAV00NW
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What do you think about this product?
March 15, 2019
- I've put it through the wringer
I purchased these wheels to replace a pair of 2012 Mavic Ksyrium Elite clinchers installed on my 2008 Cannondale Synapse SL3. This is my daily commuter, about 10 miles daily, and I wanted something softer riding my previous Specialized Armadillo tires, yet also as puncture-proof. Long story short - the bike feels wonderful - the wheels and included UST tires are roughly 1 pound lighter - and the ride with the 25c wide tires is pretty plush. Longevity is a mixed bag - however - and that is why I knocked off one star. The second week I rode on these tires I flatted the rear with a slice so wide that it wouldn't seal. I replaced the tire with an identical one from Mavic, and after five weeks of riding, I have yet to flat again. The wheels are light, yet strong. The feel at least as reliable as my previous set - if not even more so. The spokes are beefy, I'm not sensing any flex in riding, and they look great. Mavic has nailed tubeless - the tires fit the rims like a glove. I was able to mount them without any tools, and the tires seated instantly with a common floor pump. The sealant is a bit of a PITA, but it wasn't awful to take care of - and the extra insurance against flats is probably worth it. As others have noted - it's not uncommon to lose 5-10 psi overnight - there may be tricks to get the tires to seal better - but generally I inflate to 80 psi in the morning and then reinflate two days later. If the tires were a bit more indestructible this would be a 5-star review. I imagine that over time Mavic/Hutchinson will tweak the tires a bit more to improve reliability - but overall I am very satisfied with the tire and wheel package for commuting and weekend rides.
June 19, 2019
Have you tried any other tires? If so which ones?
January 7, 2019
What is the actual weight of the wheelset?
January 7, 2019
Are you able to use tubes on this wheel? or is it only tubeless?
May 13, 2019
Yes, you can use tubes with these wheels if you want.