Which wheels?

Ksyriums v Planet X

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16/08/2012 at 14:42
Right a bit of help. Ignore the question of getting Tri specific bike as s would confuse matters. I have a moderate bike (specialized 105 with cxp 22 wheels). The wheels are the obvious change to make to upgrade and gain speed (apart from training)! So for less than ??500 what do I get? I am moving next month to a flatter part of the country and would still use the cxp 22 for commuting and general training. Would I be better getting Mavic Kysrium Elites or a set of Planet X 50/50? I am aiming for them to be fairly all-round and not too extreme to get the most use. Am I perhaps missing the point?
Bouncing Barlist    pirate
16/08/2012 at 16:44

Im on my 2nd set of Kysrium Elites on my road bike and have found them to be good wheels, reliable and very sturdy.  A few years ago they were rated very highly but I dont know how they compare now or to the Planet X.

The Elites I have are not aero, so you may find the Planet X are more suited for the flat? 

16/08/2012 at 17:11
That's the decision I think. Light all round Ksyriums (non aero) or Planet x aeros and pray for no hills!
Cheerful Dave    pirate
16/08/2012 at 17:18

Are you talking about the PX 50/50 tubulars, or the more expensive 52 mm clinchers?  I wouldn't bother with tubulars unless it's solely for racing, and even then the difference is marginal these days.

16/08/2012 at 17:24
The 52mm clinchers. I know they're a bit more than 500 once I've added a tyre etc. they would be used for Tri and occasional TT. I think I am swaying towards aero over Ksyriums.
Cortina5    pirate
16/08/2012 at 17:37

I have to 60mm clinchers, which can be 'interesting' on a windy day. The 52s may be a bit easier, and of course it is weight dependant.

To be honest, they're probably the same as their model-b wheels, with a carbon fairing. Fairly solid and they make a great noise. The Model-Bs are also worth a look - sub £150 and similar weight (~30mm profile).

Running Postie    pirate
16/08/2012 at 21:08

I have kyserium elites, but I nicked them from the OH when he up graded

TheEngineer    pirate
16/08/2012 at 22:02

I have the Guru 50s from PX. They're a fantastic wheel, really light but you pay for it with a bit of flex if you're big and really hammering. Fortunately I'm little and can't pedal for toffee



These ones  They weren't bad in the wind either.

Edited: 16/08/2012 at 22:03
16/08/2012 at 22:06
I am pondering wheels too

I want a set of 40mm deoth wheels for lanza this year and a disk/ deeper front for other races without rhe hills and wind

Cant afford both..... So i have bought nothing
16/08/2012 at 22:07
I like the GB tubs they look awesome!
Cortina5    pirate
16/08/2012 at 22:17
O.rangeCannon I came, I saw, I knitted wrote (see)
I am pondering wheels too

I want a set of 40mm deoth wheels for lanza this year and a disk/ deeper front for other races without rhe hills and wind

Cant afford both..... So i have bought nothing

Please sir! (puts hand up). I distinctly remember you showing off pictures of your power meter like a first-born. That is why you can't afford it!

I think TigerFrog do some 40mm wheels, or there is always the Zipp 303s.....with a DiscCover for the rear?

Dustboy    pirate
16/08/2012 at 22:48

I would add, whatever you do, stick on another 60 quid for ceramic bearings, I have been REALLY impressed with them.

18/08/2012 at 06:27

oh dear......

the things you do / say after x pints 

Cortina5    pirate
18/08/2012 at 12:16

TheEngineer    pirate
16/01/2013 at 11:47

Cat do you know much about the Tigerfrog wheels? Temptingly priced... 

Mr StOat    pirate
19/01/2013 at 08:43

I quite like the look of the deep Tiger frog wheels. They're just down the road from my mum so I may pop in for a look.

As for ceramic bearings, are they just a straight swap? Where would I get them from?

I do quite fancy a disc rear.

What would be the best choices for Outlaw & the half?

Cortina5    pirate
19/01/2013 at 11:49

I don't know much about anything Eng....

However, Mr Eng will hopefully back me up here. If you know the size of the bearing, you can get ceramic replacements from SKF or a similar bearing supplier.

Rafiki    pirate
19/01/2013 at 11:51
IronCat5 in the Hat wrote (see)

I don't know much about anything Eng....


At last, something truthful on here

Cortina5    pirate
19/01/2013 at 12:15

Mr StOat    pirate
19/01/2013 at 12:21
I googled ksyrium elite ceramic kits. ??300!!! Must get a set
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