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Wheel upgrades to a road bike can be the most significant, weight reducing, face lifting, and expensive upgrades you can make. Finding the right wheelset for your riding style, weight, intentions, bike coloration, budget and so on, can and should be research intensive. With taking so many things into consideration as you seek the perfect wheelset, it can be a frustrating and time consuming experience that may even cause insomnia. If you are reading this, you are most likely in such a crisis. Take a look at the Mavic Ksyrium SLR, it just might be the answer.
The Mavic Ksyrium SLR is a do-it-all wheel-tire system that can perform on multiple stages, whether you’re a climber, criterium expert, or pride yourself on distance and endurance. These include everything you want and expect in a pro level race wheel; responsiveness, reduced weight, and durable construction. It starts with Mavic’s Maxtal aluminum rims that are combined with an SUP arc weld on the seam, providing unconventional strength to weight ratio and non-existent brake chatter. To up the stiffness of the rim, Fore technology is used in place of drilling. The lower rim bridge is pushed on the inside, then threaded to enable the spoke nipples to be directly screwed in it, leaving the upper rim bridge intact. This makes the rim four times more resistant to fatigue stress and increases rim rigidity to maximize power transfer by 20%. This is like steroids for rims (in terms of strength)!
Supporting these sturdy rims are the incredibly light Tracomp carbon fiber spokes that work in traction and compression to provide maximum stiffness. The high traction resistance of carbon fiber spokes greatly minimizes wheel deflection under normal loads. Under heavier loads these spokes enter into compression mode in order to keep optimum rim support, preventing any further wheel deflection. The Zicral aluminum alloy nipples provide spokes with higher stiffness to weight ratio while being sturdier. The low inertia inter spoke (ISM) milling is like letting the mountain goat out of its cage, as it is lightweight which sensibly makes climbing easier and faster, and less inertia makes acceleration instant and effortless. The spoke arrangement on the Ksyrium SLR IS as smart as your phone!
At the heart of the wheels are the Mavic alloy hubs, which are lightweight and come with double sealed, micro-adjustable, C3 cartridge bearings. Stability is increased in the rear hub by placing the FTS-L reinforcement between the pawl and hub body. Two stainless steel inserts add rigidness to the full aluminum hub body, providing durability and strength.
What would a set of high caliber wheels be without high braking performance? Optimum stopping power can be a race-saver just as much as the rolling speed of a wheel itself. The Mavic exclusive Exalith 2 technology for aluminum rims has be refined to provide a very high level of durability and braking performance in all weather conditions. Braking distance has been shortened by 18% in wet conditions while keeping pad-wear to a minimum. The Exalith treatment increases rim life and maintains original rim coloration. Wheelset comes with Mavic Exalith 2 brake pads to ensure quiet and high braking performance and duration.
The Ksyrium SLR’s are so intently designed and uniquely detailed that Mavic has included its Griplink front clincher tire and its Powerlink rear clincher tire to compliment and maximize the performance of the Ksyrium SLR’s. These provided tires are lightweight and puncture resistant that feature a compound with low rolling resistance and safe grip for confident cornering and steering control.
The Mavic Ksyrium is a rare breed of a
that has the ability to do-it-all and do it well. They have everything
in all-around wheels, responsiveness, minimal weight, and durability.
crafted and detailed with their black on black coloration can turn any
ogre of a bike
into a smart, handsome French stallion!