There are 50 price reductions at the moment on the Mavic Ksyrium Elite Wheels with the top 3 sales as follows:-
If you are looking for a general purpose mid-priced road wheel then the Mavic Ksyrium Elite could well be suitable, as it is in the centre of the Ksyrium range in terms of weight, responsiveness and strength. They are equally suited to training rides or racing and will cope with cyclists of most weights and different types of riding style, including use for cyclocross and rougher events.
Many of the design features and technology of the Ksyrium Elite wheels are derived from their top wheel models, in particular the inter-spoke milling, the limitation of drilling to just one rim wall which reduces fatigue and stress, together with what Mavic call Isopulse spoke lacing.
It is a clincher wheel with a rim depth of 22 mm on the front and 25 mm on the rear, with aluminium hub bodies and will take tyre sizes from 19 to 32 mm. The Mavic Ksyrium Elite wheelset weight comes in at 1550g which is not much more than the SL.
The key characteristics of the Mavic Ksyrium Elite are as follows: they use stainless steel spokes, 18 on the front and 20 on the rear wheel, which also have flat sections to help with aero performance. The spoke pattern is radial on the rear drive side and 2 cross on the left. This is a wheel that does not require a rim tape as the construction integrates the spoke nipples on to the rim, without the normal drilled through design.
Results for Mavic Ksyrium Elite Wheels and Wheelsets include the following models and versions:
Spokes are in stainless steel, straight pull, bladed in black or silver with integrated M7 aluminum nipples, with dry thread lock. The count is 18 front radial and 20 rear Isopulse.
Hubs and axles are aluminium in black or silver with Mavic's QRM+, FTS-L, steel and measuring 9x100 front and 9.5x130 rear.
They come complete with BR301 quick releases, a bearing adjustment tool (rear wheel), a spoke wrench (rear wheel), spoke holder for aerodynamic spokes (rear wheel).
The Mavic Ksyrium Elite is often mentioned as a very good upgrade from wheelsets that are often present on an original bike and they do not represent a very high expenditure considering the performance that they deliver.
There are a few mentions of tension being lost in this wheel so regular checkups may be wise.