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New wheels - Have I made a mistake?

Bullet1Bullet1 Posts: 161
edited January 2013 in Road buying advice
I upgraded my wheels in late summer to Mavic Krysium Equipes spending £320 in doing so.

Having seen a number of people talking about hand built weels I'm now wondering if I've done the right thing?

I'm just over 17st but making good progress to my 15.5st target weight for the summer.

Am I too heavy for my wheels and will my weight be the cause of many snapped spoke as the miles clock up (even though they are straight pull bladed spokes and stiffer than J-Bent).

Would I be better selling them now on top condition and getting some stronger wheels?


  • ddraverddraver Posts: 26,241
    I'm about the same as you and Mine have been fine....

    They re well renowned for being bombproof wheels so i think we ll be ok
    We're in danger of confusing passion with incompetence
    - @ddraver
  • Their a bloody good set of wheels. Had a set fitted to my first road bike & they have since moved over to my winter bike & are pretty bomb proof as long as you look after them.

    Knows lots of people that ride them & don't get any bad things said by people I know.
    Pain hurts much less if its topped off with beating your mates to top of a climb.
  • nochekmatenochekmate Posts: 3,460
    You'll take a big hit on the resale value of Equipes (about £180 resale IMO).

    'If it ain't broke no need to fix it.'
  • edhornbyedhornby Posts: 1,780
    mavic make great wheels so don't worry, just keep on riding
    "I get paid to make other people suffer on my wheel, how good is that"
    --Jens Voight
  • Garry HGarry H Posts: 6,639
    You should've saved a few more pennies and bought Elites in my opinon.
  • smoggystevesmoggysteve Posts: 2,909
    Be happy with your choice. I would be. Forget what others are buying. Its your bike and if you enjoy it thats what matters.
  • mallorcajeffmallorcajeff Posts: 1,489
    No problem on them mate. I was way heavier than you on a set no problem.
  • I've been very happy with mine, even more so that I bought mine for £220 including a pair of Pro 3s at the time. Merlin cycles had a deal on.

    Hertfordshire roads are full of potholes, yet mine are still true. At thetime tthey seemed to offer the best balance of weight/cost and reputation for durability.
    2006 Giant XTC
    2010 Giant Defy Advanced
    2016 Boardman Pro 29er
    2016 Pinnacle Lithium 4
    2017 Canondale Supersix Evo
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