Weight Weenies
* FAQ    * Search    * Trending Topics
* Login   * Register
HOME Listings Blog NEW Galleries NEW FAQ Contact About Impressum
It is currently Sun Sep 25, 2016 3:21 am
Recently the board software has been updated and there are some known bugs/failures:
- Avatars are currently not being displayed ✔ FIXED
- Tapatalk connection is currently broken ✔ FIXED
- Avatars cannot be uploaded ✔ FIXED

Please note that we will soon do some changes in WW board template design in case to get a fully mobile/desktop responsiveness board!
If you find more errors please post it here: http://weightweenies.starbike.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=7&t=139062


All times are UTC+01:00





Post new topic  Reply to topic  [ 11 posts ] 
Author Message
PostPosted: Mon Oct 24, 2011 8:36 pm 
Offline
Tinker, Taylor, Tart

Joined: Sat Nov 29, 2008 8:00 pm
Posts: 1839
Location: Sydney, Aus.
Stupid idea, or great opportunity for improved braking with cantis?

On a road bike the brake performance is incredible so I was considering trying a set of tubular ksyrium SLRs on a CXer to see if the advantage carries over.

I'd imagine the surface is at risk of wearing badly, but otherwise I see no reason not to? :noidea:


Top
   
PostPosted: Tue Oct 25, 2011 3:35 am 
Offline

Joined: Tue Dec 16, 2003 4:24 am
Posts: 956
Mavic says they're not really intended for cross but you know someone is going to try them and see what happens. Might as well be you. :D


Top
   
Posted: Tue Oct 25, 2011 3:35 am 


Top
   
 
PostPosted: Tue Oct 25, 2011 9:23 pm 
Offline

Joined: Sat Aug 11, 2007 1:24 pm
Posts: 137
I've seen pictures of people racing cross on them, but I've never had a chance to talk to anybody whose ridden them personally.

If I get a chance to talk to the rep over winter break, I'd be very interested in them. They seem like they'd be a great cross/crit wheelset.

_________________
This board and the world in general would be a much nicer place if everyone could just take themselves a little less seriously.


Top
   
PostPosted: Tue Oct 25, 2011 9:25 pm 
Offline
Tinker, Taylor, Tart

Joined: Sat Nov 29, 2008 8:00 pm
Posts: 1839
Location: Sydney, Aus.
I spoke to our Mavic rep this morning about it as he happened to pay a visit - he said there's no reason not to.


Top
   
PostPosted: Mon Nov 07, 2011 7:17 pm 
Offline

Joined: Tue Dec 16, 2003 4:24 am
Posts: 956
So? Did you or anyone else try them?


Top
   
PostPosted: Mon Nov 07, 2011 7:33 pm 
Offline
Tinker, Taylor, Tart

Joined: Sat Nov 29, 2008 8:00 pm
Posts: 1839
Location: Sydney, Aus.
I've not had a chance to build a CXer yet - might have to wait 'til next season now.


Top
   
PostPosted: Sun Nov 13, 2011 6:26 am 
Offline

Joined: Sun May 04, 2008 7:40 am
Posts: 35
Location: Portland, OR, USA
They should wear well and I think the idea is brilliant. The problem seems to lie with the brake pads. Those rims will destroy standard pads. That is why they come with the sets of hard compound pads. Those won't fit your canti brakes. Maybe it's worth going through a set or pads every week in order to pull this off. Anyone have a solution to this little problem?


Top
   
PostPosted: Sun Nov 13, 2011 12:39 pm 
Offline

Joined: Fri Apr 11, 2008 8:40 pm
Posts: 43
planetect wrote:
Anyone have a solution to this little problem?


Jagwire Sleek Pro Cross Lite could help here. No personal experience but I might try soon.


Top
   
PostPosted: Sun Nov 13, 2011 1:45 pm 
Offline

Joined: Sat Jun 06, 2009 7:28 am
Posts: 480
the cheap solution is planet-x cantis

the more expensive one is avid shorty utimates

both of these use road inserts, so you can use the exalith compound pads.


Top
   
PostPosted: Mon Nov 14, 2011 8:40 pm 
Offline
in the industry

Joined: Thu Apr 28, 2011 11:40 pm
Posts: 82
Location: Boulder, CO
Do try to use the specific Exalith pads. Standard pads will wear out within weeks.

Also, if you plan to use Exalith wheels for Cyclocross, be sure to understand - the rim coating is very hard and durable, but not harder than quartz. Quartz is of course the primary mineral in sand and dirt.

That is to say, if you ride in sand and dirt and this material gets embedded in your brake pads, it could scratch the rim coating!

Generally Mavic does not recommend the Ksyrium or R-Sys SLR for cyclocross due to this reason. The sweet black rims might wind up with scratches due to mud, sand, and grit.

So, be aware that it's a risk, your rims could be damaged. Otherwise, have fun!

_________________
USA Communications Guy
Mavic, Inc.
http://www.mavic.com
http://www.facebook.com/mavic


Top
   
PostPosted: Mon Nov 21, 2011 5:26 am 
Offline

Joined: Mon Sep 05, 2011 2:15 am
Posts: 108
I have all ready seen the braking surface on a pair (road use only) scratched due to something in the pads. This definitely takes away from the aesthetics of the wheel and might be a bad gamble if used for cross.


Top
   
Posted: Mon Nov 21, 2011 5:26 am 


Top
   
 
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic  Reply to topic  [ 11 posts ] 

   Similar Topics   Author   Replies   Views   Last post 
There are no new unread posts for this topic. Mavic Ksyrium Pro Carbone SL tubular x Mavic R-SYS SLR clinc

in Road

Ebruner

4

1463

Wed Dec 02, 2015 3:15 am

ohhyeok90 View the latest post

There are no new unread posts for this topic. Mavic Ksyrium Elite 2016 POE

in Road

Sam

4

1068

Mon Oct 19, 2015 5:58 am

ultimobici View the latest post

There are no new unread posts for this topic. Fulcrum Zero / Mavic Ksyrium SL / Shimano C24 / Pacenti

[ Go to page: 1 2 ]

in Everything wheels

nemeseri

17

1890

Wed Feb 17, 2016 7:53 pm

Titanium22 View the latest post

There are no new unread posts for this topic. Real world weight of Mavic Ksyrium Pro Exalith SL?

in Everything wheels

damitamit

0

202

Tue Aug 23, 2016 10:37 am

damitamit View the latest post

There are no new unread posts for this topic. Campagnolo Potenza 11-32 Cassette fouling Mavic Ksyrium hub

in Road

campbellrae

3

289

Thu Aug 25, 2016 11:44 am

bikerjulio View the latest post


All times are UTC+01:00


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: Bing [Bot] and 1 guest


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot post attachments in this forum

Search for:
Jump to:  
Powered by phpBB® Forum Software © phpBB Limited