Mavic Ksyrium Pro Carbon SL Tubular Haute Route Wheelset, advice or reviews needed.

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by merlinxlm

Have any members, used or know of any reviwes of these wheels, before i buy a set.
Mavic Ksyrium Pro Carbon SL Tubular Haute Route Wheelset. I do currently have the Mavic Ksyrium Pro alloy Haute Route wheelset in the clincher type. I really like them, stiff and quite fast on the flats. My concern with the tubular carbons are, reliabilty and will the be any more aero then my current wheelset? They are aprox, 300gr weight difference, so should be faster on the hill. Buy the rim height is only 25mm but a lot more rounded”aero profile” plus the spokes are not as wide as the alloy rime version. Any advice appreciated.

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by Mr.Gib

I have a set of Ksyrium Pro Carbon SL clinchers so I can comment on everything except the lighter weight. Overall the wheelset is very good. No regrets. The build is good, quite stiff but still a smooth ride. The hubs are solid, fast, and reliable. The freehub is a bit loud when coasting. Note that the the hub has a ring drive mechanism similar though not quite the same as DT. Braking is as good as carbon gets, but expect pads to wear quickly. As for aerodynamics, only scientific testing will give you a meaningful answer. Anecdotally I find them very fast feeling and indeed the rim shape is quite blunt and very much in keeping with the current state of technology. The Haute Route version gets you ceramic bearings IIRC so lighter and theoretically faster still.
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