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Mavic Ksyrium Elite rim wear

ddraverddraver Posts: 20,502
edited January 2015 in Road general
Hi Guys

Took my wheels in to the shop for a true up and they pointed out that the rim has worn significantly and is now looking pretty dodgy!

They re Mavic Ksyrium Elite wheels and are about 2.5 years old and have done about 10, 000km. This seems pretty quick to me. Ok, I'm a big boy but I ve ridden them in Holland a lot so it's not like there were a lot of descents involved

I think the front one is fine but I need to check properly. Am I being unreasonable? I don't really have a spare 2-300 quid for a new wheel/wheelset right now
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  • ddraverddraver Posts: 20,502
    Average is ok. i suspect that riding the bike paths over the dunes a lot means that they get covered in sand quite a bit...
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  • dodgydodgy Posts: 2,890
    Discs...
    ;)
  • ddraverddraver Posts: 20,502
    yep!!

    Puts me off ever buying expensive wheels if a few years of use counts as average
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  • ddraverddraver Posts: 20,502
    Anyone reckon a fulcrum rim would be better?

    (I could go tubeless then...)
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  • ddraver wrote:
    Anyone reckon a fulcrum rim would be better?

    (I could go tubeless then...)

    Rims are rims, unless you get something designed for heavy duty touring, they all have about half a millimetre to plow through before they become useless.

    Problem with the Elite is that the spoke attachment makes it difficult (but not impossible) to replace the rim with something else, so it all goes in the bin 'mfraid
  • ddraverddraver Posts: 20,502
    yep, talking about a whole wheel...
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  • paxingtonpaxington Posts: 162
    Elites do seem to have soft brake tracks. I have a 2012 set and only use them with Kool stop salmon or other rim friendly pads which are checked for embedded grit regularly. They don't get used on gritty lanes at all if I can help it.
    One guy I know got a brand new (Mavic-Elite) rear rim and rebuild for £100 .
  • ddraver wrote:
    yep, talking about a whole wheel...

    Fulcrum 7 are pretty good. The build quality is generally spot on in terms of absolute tension and spread of it, bearings are big 28 x 12 x 8 mm and easy to replace with no tools, it's all pretty no nonsense stuff. The nonsense begins as you go up in the range... :?
  • ddraverddraver Posts: 20,502
    t'would be the Racing 3's for me...
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  • ddraver wrote:
    t'would be the Racing 3's for me...

    Like them a lot less for practicality.
  • ddraverddraver Posts: 20,502
    So, able to have a proper look now. There is definite a concave feel to both front and rear brake tracks so I guess that it's new wheel time

    However, there is a definite bowing out of the top of the rim right by the valve stem. Does this mean anything?

    I'm not looking for a solution really but I'd like to know what happened..?
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  • ddraverddraver Posts: 20,502
    Edit - on the rear rim...
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  • robbo2011robbo2011 Posts: 1,017
    It means the rim is about to give way. I would not ride these wheels again...
  • ddraverddraver Posts: 20,502
    Ok cool :( Stop moping raver and think of the shiny new wheels!

    I put the turbo trainer tyre on it last night but that exploded when the heating came on this morning so I guess the deformation is not holding tyres on the rim now

    Oh well, thanks for your help guys
    We're in danger of confusing passion with incompetence
    - @ddraver
  • dodgydodgy Posts: 2,890
    Sounds like you had a lucky escape. Not only could your tyre have blown off while riding, sometimes these badly worn rims can come apart in such a way that you get a spike of rim material that could easily go in your leg...

    Like I said, discs :)
  • ddraverddraver Posts: 20,502
    (anyone that suggests discs again is going to get a punch in the face!)
    We're in danger of confusing passion with incompetence
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  • ddraverddraver Posts: 20,502
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    We're in danger of confusing passion with incompetence
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  • ddraverddraver Posts: 20,502
    well, Fulcrum Racing 3 - 2 way fit ordered through my fingers

    This tubeless shizzle better be as good as you say ugo! ;)
    We're in danger of confusing passion with incompetence
    - @ddraver
  • andy_wrxandy_wrx Posts: 3,396
    Just for our amusement, why don't you put the ordinary tyre back on it and blow it up to the max of whatever your track pump will do.

    Safety specs, ear protection and some stout boots and trousers recommended, naturally.

    If the rim fails spectacularly at 10psi more than you usually use, then you've had a lucky escape.

    If it's fine at 200psi then it'll be fine on the turbo :)
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