Mavic Ksyrium SSC Wheelset

3.26/5 (19 Reviews)
MSRP : $800.00


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Mavic Ksyrium SSC


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User Reviews

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Chris_is_in_the_house a Racer from Woubrugge, Zuid Holland, The Netherlands.

Date Reviewed: May 9, 2011

Strengths:    Real stiff, and perfect for a 80kg guy.

Weaknesses:    spokes

Bottom Line:   
Nice product in every version; SL, SR, Equipe, Elite, R-Sys, R Sys SL, Cosmic Elite etc..

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Favorite Trail:   annywhere on the asphalt

Duration Product Used:   6 months

Price Paid:    $675.00

Purchased At:   Bakkerfietsen

Similar Products Used:   sram s80 and ultegra

Bike Setup:   Dura ace

Overall Rating:1
Value Rating:1
Submitted by jorgem a Racer from port jefferson

Date Reviewed: August 8, 2009

Strengths:    Good looking

Weaknesses:    Weak spoke area

Bottom Line:   
Not sure I will buy them again, until mavic makes the better.The rear wheel is basically gone,spoke areas are cracked.they suffer from this.And,mavic will not help without more money.I am 165 lbs,and I will look for different wheels.I always wanted a pair,and now regret geting them,and apart from falling apart the are not true.

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Favorite Trail:   belle mead

Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Purchased At:   local bike store

Similar Products Used:   rolf

Bike Setup:   litespeed terramo dura ace

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Tim from Honolulu

Date Reviewed: October 14, 2006

Strengths:    Strength and Weight

Weaknesses:    ?? There are none for me

Bottom Line:   
These wheels are worth every penny to me and quite a bit more. After destroying four rear wheels after less than 1000 miles of use, I bought these wheels as a $100.00 upgrade from the Aksiums (how great of a deal is that?) with a new Felt and have done 3000 miles of hard training on the bike in the last six months. I am 6'4" and weighed 230 when I started (I now weigh 200) and have hit huge Honolulu pot holes quite a few times without affecting the wheels at all. I have climbed some of the 10 degree + hills around Oahu many times and have had the guys at IT&B tweek (I mean just "tweak") the rear wheel only once. I only needed a strong set of wheels but these are the bonus of being incredibly light as well. I would do it again in a second - Amazingly strong.

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Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Price Paid:    $700.00

Purchased At:   Island Tri & Bike (IT&B)

Similar Products Used:   Shimano R550 and R500 / Mavic Open SUP

Bike Setup:   Felt F2C with Dura Ace

Overall Rating:3
Value Rating:1
Submitted by Gene a Racer from Australia

Date Reviewed: May 30, 2006

Strengths:    light, smooth, fast once rolling...

Weaknesses:    yeah the wheels look, but that where the good points end. very weak wheel set, i would rather a set from a k-mart bike

Bottom Line:   
the bottom line. well i have been riding for some time now and i have never incounted a set of rims like this, total crap!! what is mavic spending there money? we all like to watch pros ride, and mavic says that the rides are testing the new produces while racing, give them a set of wheel and tell them to race a season on them and then hand them back too mavic for a good look.. i have to take my wheels in for straighting atleast twice a month.. rides please take note, these rims are not worth a cent, and will create more problems them they are worth....

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Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Price Paid:    $800.00

Purchased At:   panther cycles (aus)

Bike Setup:   canonadale r 5000.2005 model.

Overall Rating:1
Value Rating:1
Submitted by Larry from Thousand Oaks, CA USA

Date Reviewed: January 23, 2006

Strengths:    Look good, Stayed true to the end

Weaknesses:    The end came to soon

Bottom Line:   
Cracks developed on the rim at the spoke threads. The fix is a new and expensive rim replacement. These are high end rims and should last longer. I am 150lb rider and I use these for recreational and commuting.

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Duration Product Used:   2 Years

Similar Products Used:   Shimano dura ace

Bike Setup:   K2 mod 5, dura ace

Overall Rating:3
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Dapota a Racer from Austin, TX USA

Date Reviewed: August 10, 2004

Strengths:    Gives bike awesome look. Light, stiff, fast wheelset.

Weaknesses:    Mavic customer service. Broken spoke after 1000 miles.

Bottom Line:   
Nice wheels for racing. Broke a spoke after 1000 miles of use. Couldn't ride home because wheel was so out of true. Sold them because can't trust them anymore. Bought King hubs laced to Open Pros. Now I am happy and worry free.

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Favorite Trail:   City Park, Austin, TX

Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Price Paid:    $650.00

Purchased At:   LBS

Similar Products Used:   Open Pros, Rolf Vector Comps

Bike Setup:   Serotta

Overall Rating:2
Value Rating:3
Submitted by Tim a Cross Country Rider from Boulder, CO

Date Reviewed: August 4, 2004

Strengths:    Light, fast, stiff, cool looking

Weaknesses:    Not reliable. Proprietary spokes. Need special spoke wrench.

Bottom Line:   
For the first 1150 miles I loved these wheels. They ran straight, never had to true them. Then today I was doing a big gear sprint (slightly downhill) and heard a pop and felt something give. Not a good feeling at 35 mph. When I came to a stop I noticed that one of the spokes on the rear wheel, left side (aka non-drive side), had popped off the hub. It didn't break or fail in any way, it just popped off the hub. I'm a light guy (160 lbs), not super strong, and I have good sprint technique -- bottom line, there is no reason why the spoke should have come off. I have no confidence in these wheels anymore.

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Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Purchased At:   LBS

Similar Products Used:   28/32 hole traditional wheels, high end

Bike Setup:   2003 C'dale R3000

Overall Rating:1
Value Rating:1
Submitted by hadley a Weekend Warrior from Templeton, CA, USA

Date Reviewed: May 17, 2004

Strengths:    light weight, attractive

Weaknesses:    In two years I have broken two rear rims, riding about 5K miles per year.

Bottom Line:   
too fragile. I have spent hundreds of dollars on replacement rims. I am currently having difficulty with Mavic returning my local bike shops calls for a replacment rim. A definite DO NOT RECOMMEND!!!!

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Duration Product Used:   2 Years

Price Paid:    $560.00

Purchased At:   Totalcycling.com

Similar Products Used:   standard 32 spoke wheels, Cane Creek


Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Arjen a Racer from Leiden Netherlands

Date Reviewed: May 25, 2003

Strengths:    Verry lightweight, yet super stiff!
The set looks great!


Weaknesses:    expensive

Bottom Line:   
The wheelset feels fantastic while driving it.
The set is verry Lightweight. and durable.

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Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Price Paid:    $750.00

Purchased At:   Tom Schouten "Scheveningen"

Similar Products Used:   Dra-ace with Mavic CXP33

Bike Setup:   DURA ACE

Overall Rating:2
Value Rating:2
Submitted by Jose Henriques a Weekend Warrior from Sintra

Date Reviewed: May 5, 2003

Strengths:    Rigidity while they last, weight

Weaknesses:    failure under stress, weak bearing lub at purchase time

Bottom Line:   
I had extremelly good experiences in the last 8 months with my ksyriums - going uphill, downhill whatever, they were allways a set of wheels a person can trust.
But......this weekend while going uphill my rear rim broke. It's amazing how can a high end (with a proportional price tag) can be broken so easily.
In this sense, I do not recommend this wheels for someone who is expecting to buy the best pair of wheels. They are good but they fail. I'm now waiting to check how portuguese distributor will handle this issue.

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Favorite Trail:   Sintra

Duration Product Used:   6 months

Price Paid:    $750.00

Purchased At:   HMR Import

Similar Products Used:   Rolf Wheels

Bike Setup:   Trek 5500 usps - dura-ace, ksyrium ssc, ssm era usps team edition saddle, vittoria open corsa 1.9

Overall Rating:1
Value Rating:1
Submitted by Kennie a Weekend Warrior from Australia

Date Reviewed: April 8, 2003

Strengths:    Mavic Kysrium SL's. Light, fast. look nice

Weaknesses:    Reliability - cracks at spokes along rim in two places after just six months use - not impressed with poor endurance. I'm 85 kilo and moderately quick rider. These wheels should be better quality for the money.

Bottom Line:   
Sorry guys, don't buy these wheels. While they seem to have a good reputation, I have found they don't last. Six months light to moderate use has ended up with a rear rim with two cracks eminating from both sides of two spokes. This kind of quality I expect from cheap Asian copies that fall off the back of trucks - not high priced Mavic product. At this rate I will need a new rim two times a year - not happy and will not buy or recommend Kysrium SL's again

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Favorite Trail:   Hell Ride

Duration Product Used:   6 months

Price Paid:    $900.00

Purchased At:   Melbourne Australia

Similar Products Used:   Mavic Open Pro, Velocity, Zip 440's, Mavic CXP 30's

Bike Setup:   standard road bike

Overall Rating:1
Value Rating:1
Submitted by lance from USA

Date Reviewed: October 15, 2002

Bottom Line:   
Why are there road wheels on a mountain bike site????

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Duration Product Used:   Tested or demo'ed only


Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by MIKE a Racer from EAST QUOGUE, NY , UAS

Date Reviewed: June 24, 2002

Strengths:    INCREDIBLY DURABLE, STAY TRUE, STIFF FOR SPRINTING, GOOD, BALANCED ALL AROUND RACING WHEELSET

Weaknesses:    NONE NOTICED YET

Bottom Line:   
IT SEEMS YOU DO GET WHAT YOU PAY FOR - AT LEAST WITH MAVIC ROAD WHEELS, ALTHOUGH I HEAR THEIR MTB WHEELS HAVE ISSUES..THESE HELD UP TO THE 5 BOROUGH (NYC) BIKE "TOUR" WHICH WAS ACTUALLY A FULL ON ATTACK THORUGH NEW YORK'S WORST ROADS...NO PROBLEMS WHATSOEVER...AND I CERTAINLY TAGGED A FEWS "PAVEMENT IMPERFECTIONS" ...AND HEY..YOU "TEAM SATURN GUYS" OR WHATEVER YOU WERE AT THE FRONT - I SPANKED YOUR ASSES!!!! AND YOUR CARS SUCK TOO!

WELCOME TO NY BABY!

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Duration Product Used:   6 months

Price Paid:    $600.00

Purchased At:   BYRON LAKE - SAYVILLE NY

Similar Products Used:   CAMPY, CAMPY CAMPY

Bike Setup:   CAAD4, SPEEDPLAYS, DURA ACE

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Claude a Racer from Vancouver BC Canada

Date Reviewed: July 9, 2001

Strengths:    Stiff, strong, light, perfectly round, stays true. Skewer action especially good. Very little maintenence, but I've never crashed them.

Weaknesses:    Expensive, but you get what you pay for.

Bottom Line:   
These are the best wheels I've ever owned, and I been racing for 20 years. Didn't like the Spinergy's, because they weren't perfectly true, not stiff enough, and heavy, but these wheels are fabulous! Very easy to adjust out any hub play. They convey a sense of high qualilty, professional wheels. If you can afford them, get 'em.

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Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Price Paid:    $850.00

Similar Products Used:   Spinergy


Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Mark Rankenberg a Racer from Netherlands

Date Reviewed: March 20, 2001

Strengths:    rear-wheel stiffer than first asumed

Weaknesses:    expensive

Bottom Line:   
This is a follow-up of my earlier review, it seems that the rear-wheel had some play in the bearings wich was helped in a second and now it's stiff enough.
A few weeks ago i crashed in the sprint of a classic, three spokes in the front wheel were damaged en wheel was bent, after inserting three new spokes(in one week delivered)it was as new.
After the next competition my rear wheel wasn't true anymore, but like a conventional wheel it was straight after bringing some more and less tension to a few spokes.
So i'am very pleased with the wheels and they also look nice!

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Duration Product Used:   3 months

Similar Products Used:   many conventional wheels

Bike Setup:   c'dale r2000

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