Saturday, September 28, 2013

Ultimate 4-season Hybrid City Bike 2.0 - New Front/Rear Specific Mavic Wheels!

"Test everything; hold fast what is good."
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Got me a pair of Mavic wheels to replace my heavier Xero Lite and WTB Dual Duty/Shimano wheels!

Front wheel: Very fast/aerodynamic, light, solid with a maxtal sup alloy rim w UB control for excellent braking and yes, drop-dead wicked looks is the Mavic Cosmic Carbone SLR (approx. $400+ new. I found this gem for $230 used and topically damaged)! Over 120g lighter than previous Xero XSR-3's and wayyy more aero. I'm faster already!

Rear wheel: A good old reliable, fully n easily serviceable and parts replaceable, steel spoked, yet still very lightweight (860-875g) all black, all alloy and very cool lookin 2011 Mavic Ksyrium Elite.  130-200g lighter than previous WTB Dual Duty/Shimano Deore/14g spoked wheel ($200 used from Kijiji)

My face when riding it (priceless)!

Oh, also managed to finally salvage my first USE XCR carbon suspension Shokpost thanks to USE's $10 service kit. Now I have two, one for my road race bike the other for this one.
Good to have continuity: