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Mavic ksyrium or hope hoops rs mono ?

weatyweaty Posts: 122
edited June 2013 in Road buying advice
Hi
I posted on here a couple of days back, I have now refined my search a little.
I ride club rides chain gangs and local crit races and some sportives.
I weigh 12st7lb I think
I am looking for a wheelset to cover all bases as far as is possible.
I need to use the aksium wheels from my cannondale cadd9 for my training bike, so something
a bit better as an upgrade.
I like the idea of the hope rs mono wheelset especially for their reliability and sustainability
and comfort I would guess ? But on a shallow note will they look good on my mat black cadd9 ?
Ksyriums sound good in most reviews, the equipe looks a good package with tyres thrown in.
I have also seen a set of 2010 elites for £325, does that sound like the best option ?
Any help would be good
Paul

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  • Finlaz22Finlaz22 Posts: 169
    It's not what you want to hear, but what if you crash and buckle a wheel? Thing is, with factory wheels one crash could mean £300+ down the drain as spares are excruciatingly difficult to get hold of, and pretty darn expensive when you do. What's stopping you going down the hand-built route? Worth considering at the price point you're playing with imo :)
  • weatyweaty Posts: 122
    That is the sort of thing I want to hear :) but dont the hope wheels fall into the hand built catagorry ?
    I would have thought everything on that wheelset could be replaced and sourced by me.
    Thats what I was hoping for anyway
  • weatyweaty Posts: 122
    I did talk to strada and they said there was a 1 month wait for wheels, that put me off a bit,
  • Why not try Malcolm at The Cycle Clinic

    http://www.thecycleclinic.co.uk/

    He recently built a pair of wheels for me.
    Really pleased with them and the service. :)

    He posts on here
    "You really think you can burn off sugar with exercise?" downhill paul
  • Finlaz22Finlaz22 Posts: 169
    Ultimately it's down to preference. The ksyriums obviously get a lot of praise so it's not to say they'd be a 'bad' choice. But yeah, cycleclinic guys or Ugo are good shouts. Part of the fun is building a wheel from the base up and getting it tailored to your needs.
  • weatyweaty Posts: 122
    Very nice, you have my atention :D how long were you waiting for your wheels though?
    I feel I am getting all excited only to be told I will have a big wait :roll:
    What wheels did you get built ?
  • ddraverddraver Posts: 25,186
    I can recommend the Kysyrium Elites, but there are problems with spares...
    We're in danger of confusing passion with incompetence
    - @ddraver
  • weatyweaty Posts: 122
    That was my worry with the mavics, but I am now hooked on the idea of having some buint :D
  • weaty wrote:
    Very nice, you have my atention :D how long were you waiting for your wheels though?
    I feel I am getting all excited only to be told I will have a big wait :roll:
    What wheels did you get built ?

    Mine were delivered in under two weeks but it will depend on how busy they are.
    Why not send him an email. He was really helpful and patient with me :)

    [email protected]
    "You really think you can burn off sugar with exercise?" downhill paul
  • weatyweaty Posts: 122
    Thanks Charlie i will ring him tomorrow .cheers
  • warrerjwarrerj Posts: 665
    The hopes are machine built and hand finished using replaceable parts.
  • g00seg00se Posts: 2,221
    warrerj wrote:
    The hopes are machine built and hand finished using replaceable parts.

    Yup - the Hope's use Mavic Open Pro rims so spoke replacement is fairly standard. The Hope hubs use replaceable cartridge bearings (though a press and drift are needed if you want to change them by yourself).

    One thing to consider with the Hope's is the noise of the freehub.
  • weatyweaty Posts: 122
    Just ordered my new wheels from cycle clinic :D thanks for the advice
    Cheers
  • dwanesdwanes Posts: 954
    What have you gone for then?
  • dwanes wrote:
    What have you gone for then?

    Yeah come on weaty! Spill the beans?
    :D
    "You really think you can burn off sugar with exercise?" downhill paul
  • Finlaz22Finlaz22 Posts: 169
    haha I'm intrigued too, what combo did you get?
  • weatyweaty Posts: 122
    Miche primato hubs, h plus son archytype rims 24 front, 28 rear. Sapim laser spokes with red nipples. All black.
    Can't wait :D
  • Nice one :)
    "You really think you can burn off sugar with exercise?" downhill paul
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