Dura Ace or Mavic Ksyrium

draftdodger Posts: 3
edited October 2010 in Road buying advice
Dura Ace cl's or sl's versus Ksyrium sl's. These will be my race wheels for road/crit racing and the occasional time trial. Any opinions welcome. Thanks.


  • DAs all day
    Basso Astra
    Principia Ellipse SX
    Kinesis Racelight 4S
    Kinesis Crosslight Pro Disc
  • Pokerface
    Pokerface Posts: 7,960
    DA is the way.
  • Bozman
    Bozman Posts: 2,518
    Had them both but the DAs got written off in a crash, i've abused the SLs for 3yrs on bumpy country lanes and they're bullet proof, they're still in top condition. The DAs were a great wheel, light, stiff and very smooth but I didn't bother getting them again, i went for the RS80s after a recommendation, and there's squat difference between the two(the logo).
    If you want to spend £500, get the DAs
  • incog24
    incog24 Posts: 549
    DAs are lighter. SLs are tougher. So it depends how often you plan on buying that kind of wheel set?
    Racing for Fluid Fin Race Team in 2012 - www.fluidfin.co.uk
  • incog is right IME of owning DAs and two pairs of Ks. Ks are really tough though the ride quality is not up there with the DAs and neither are the hubs. personally, I'd go DA, but the Mavics do trump them for durability