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Mavic Ksyrium Equipe S WTS or DT Swiss R 23 Spline

matedeormatedeor Posts: 11
edited June 2014 in Road buying advice
I bought a rose 'rs xeon 2000', which wheelset would you recommend for this bike?. The standard Mavic Ksyrium Equipe S WTS or the DT Swiss R 23 spline (34 euro extra cost)?
At a first glance, 34 euro surcharge does not seem much because the retail price is much higher. But i can not so easily find the difference between the wheels.

Thanks in advance.

Specifications according rose site:

· Rim Width: about 19 mm
· Rim height: about 24 mm
· Straight bladed spokes, 20 front and rear
· Bearing type: Industrial warehouse with aluminum hub body
· 10/11-speed Shimano compatible
· Installation: front: 100 mm / rear: 130 mm
· Tires: Mavic Yksion Comp with 120 TPI carcass
· Tyre Width: Front: 23mm Rear: 25mm
· Wheelset Weight: 2300 g (including tires) 1690 without tires.

- Rime Width: about 20 mm
- Rim height: about 23 mm
· Felgenmatreial: Aluminum
· 10/11-speed Shimano compatible
· Bearing type: Industrial warehouse
· Spoke Count: front 20 / rear 24
· Spoke: DT Swiss aerolite
· Installation: front: 100 mm / rear: 130 mm
· Wheelset Weight: 1520 g

Sorry for my horrible english :P .


  • ugo.santaluciaugo.santalucia Posts: 28,030
    A rear wheel with low profile rim and 24 DT Aerolite is unlikely to be a decent, stiff and durable wheel... DT swiss has a reputation for making great components and censored wheels :wink:
    left the forum March 2023
  • matedeormatedeor Posts: 11
    edited June 2014
    So the mavic ksyrium equipe is the better option? Other options are maybe the wheels from rose themeself. The rose RS 1400 and the rose Aero 1500. They are a bit lighter and i read a few positive stories about this wheels?

    Different Wheels: ... aid:715928 (Rose rs 1400) ... aid:639753 (Mavic equipe) (Dt swiss r23) ... 2kd0n7.jpg (picture of aero 1500)
  • ugo.santaluciaugo.santalucia Posts: 28,030
    If you have to pay extra, it's probably not worth going the "upgrade route" with a Rose set. The Equipe are decent entry level wheels and will serve you well. Mavic wheels have a 2 years warranty, but I don't know what the deal is when you buy them as part of a bike, I suspect you get 1 year only in the package. On balance, they seem the most reliable option... not a big fan of the other options built to meet a weight point and unless the build is excellent, probably bound to give you problems
    left the forum March 2023
  • cyclecliniccycleclinic Posts: 6,865
    That DT swiss wheel will not be stiff or durable and why have mavic not introduced wider rims, they are stiffer and tyre are wider on them. That is better is every way with no downsides. -wheel building and other stuff.
  • matedeormatedeor Posts: 11
    edited June 2014
    No for the rose wheels i don't have to pay extra (that is a free upgrade) and for the dt swiss r23 i have to pay 34 euro extra.
    Rose xeon aero 1500 have 30mm rim depth (18.5mm width) and are 1500 gram
    Rose rs 1400 have 30mm rim depth for and 22mm behind (19.5mm width) and are 1400 gram.

    I think I'll stick to the Mavic wheels, but still a slight doubt about the aero 1500 wheels. Thanks for the advice.
  • ugo.santaluciaugo.santalucia Posts: 28,030
    If they don't cost extra, the 30 mm are probably worth a punt... if the build quality is good, they should be ace, if it's not, they can be rectified by a decent builder for little money
    left the forum March 2023
  • Sell the Mavics as new 'take offs' and use the money to but some handbuilt wheels.
    I'm sorry you don't believe in miracles
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