es's for cross

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willbushby
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by willbushby

ive got my 1st cross race of the year tommorow and ive got some krysirium es wheels that are my road race wheels and i was wondering whether they are up to cross racing. the race tommorow will be dry not muddy.
other wheels ive got that i could use
campag ventos
mavic askiums
mavic heliums x2
shimano r500 front only
and the es's any advice

cyclocrossmonkey
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by cyclocrossmonkey

The ES's will do fine.

Pro, Tim Johnson uses them and many others do too I just can't think of their names

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welcomdmat
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by welcomdmat

I am going to use a set of ES tubulars as my race wheels this year. I have found that anything that will toast a Ksyrium ES will take out most any wheel. The only "advantage" the SLs have is that the front rim is slightly deeper and may take getting slammed into a curb with weight on it better.

rayhuang
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by rayhuang

Most of the local CX gurus keep telling me that cross isnt as hard on rims as us newbies think because the big tires absorb a lot of punishment.

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The Spider
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by The Spider

My SL's are standing up well, and I'm riding MTB trails!

You will be fine, I agree with the tire theory.

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