Mavic Ksyrium Equipe road wheelset review£329.99

Good all-round choice

BikeRadar score4/5Find prices on Bicycle Blue Book

Sporting two extra spokes in the front wheel, the cheapest Ksyrium wheelset retains some of the features that have made its big brothers so popular. A different alloy rim construction, steel rather than aluminium hub axles, reinforced drilled rims without the milled inner surface of the Elites, and necessary rim tapes comprise most of the 140g difference, but the hub design and straight pull spokes remain.

The Equipes are essentially Ksyrium Elite Lites, with the same excellent response from the hub and spoke arrangement, but without feeling as sharp. They still easily find speed, though. They're fun and engaging to ride, and their increased comfort on the rougher bits would make them a good all-round choice, for a mixture of general racing and training. They're available in anodised black or, for £20 extra, painted white.

Robin Wilmott

Tech Writer, Tech Hub, UK
Robin began road cycling in 1988, and with mountain bikes in their infancy, mixed experimental off-road adventures with club time trials and road races. Cyclocross soon became a winter staple, and has remained his favourite form of competition. Robin has always loved the technical aspect of building and maintaining bikes, and several years working in a good bike shop only amplified that. Ten years as a Forensic Photographer followed, honing his eye for detail in pictures and words. He has shot at the biggest pro events since the '90s, and now he's here, drawing on all those experiences to figure out what makes a bike or component tick.
  • Age: 43
  • Height: 178cm / 5'10"
  • Weight: 75kg / 165lb
  • Discipline: Road, cyclocross, time trials
  • Beer of Choice: Sierra Nevada Pale Ale

Related Articles

Back to top