Hey group members and those that follow our riding adventures. As we told you, one of our members upgraded his wheelset from Mavic Aksium to Mavic Ksyrium Equipe S and we would fill you in on his experience, well here is what our member had to say about his new wheels. He stated that he has been enjoying the ride they provide him immensely, but hasn't noticed much of a difference in ride quality over his old wheelset. Of course this can be contributed to the high quality of wheels Mavic makes at all price points. He then went on to explain the wheels accelerated with ease and spun smoothly as would be expected of a Mavic wheelset. The Ksyriums has no trouble handling urban riding and took on potholes and road debris without losing their trueness. On climbs they didn't seem to offer any weight savings, but of course added no additional weight to the bike. On descents the new wheelset held their line and cornered like a champ. Aesthetically the wheels complimented the look of his ride, giving his bike a pro look like you would find on the grand tours. When all is said and done, he is happy with the new wheels but wished he had spent the coin for the Ksyrium Elite S.
So there you have it. When purchasing a new wheelset, try to go at least two levels up from where you are to gain noticeable difference in ride quality and experience. Velo Urbano thanks our member for his review of Mavic's Ksyrium Equipe S. Remember folks, keep checking our blog page to hear product reviews, ride experiences, and how cycling amenities can be improve in Brockton and her suburbs. Enjoy the ride!