First time this weekend I managed to get a decent run on these new Mavics, did 60 miles with some good short 18% gradients. They are smooth on the flat, and fast uphill, I didn't notice any drag and I like to accelerate quickly. Great service from Merlin, the wheels arrived in 2 days packaged up nicely. I went for the set without tyres and put on some continental gp4000s, which are brilliant in the winter.
These wheels arrived quickly and in perfect condition complete with a little tool kit which works. The bike has been transformed from OK to really-good-to-ride; light and responsive handling with the sure-footedness and feel I was hoping I might get.
The Mavic quality stands out and at this price it is the best upgrade I could have made without breaking the bank. I am delighted with them
Firstly, excellent service from Merlin.
Wheels are excellent. Stiff, fast rolling and quicker on the climbs. The ride isn't harsh, they are comfier on the bike than the Fulcrums they are replacing. Free-hub has a very nice ticking noise.
Wheels delivered well packaged and were ready to fit straight onto bike. They run perfectly true and the machined breaking surfaces make a real improvement to stopping power. Come with tyres and tubes fitted and some rather heavy skewers which I swapped for lighter ones. Bearing adjustment tools included and very easy to adjust with wheels on bike. Initial set up was very slightly loose but be cautious not to over tighten if you decide to make any changes. Feel like a real improvement on the Roval Fusee E5 OEM wheels and 200 miles has shown no tendency to bend under my incredible bulk. Looked to be about the best price on the Internet at time of purchase so very happy with the deal.
Very pleased with these wheels, which feel very robust even though they are very light. The bike is noticeably livelier than it was with Ksyrium Equipes.
Also very pleased with Merlin as always - the best price I could find anywhere, and completely reliable service.
Good set of wheels, upgraded from cosmic elites, these seem to spin easier and certainly look better.
I've done a few hill climb routes and the weight saving certainly seems to help, although you feel more of the road as they are very stiff.
I replaced the tyres with some Ultermo ZX and this made them fly even quicker.
Great service as ever from Merlin, dispatched quickly and packaged really well.
These are great wheels. They are very stiff with almost no flex when honking up a hill. They look really smart too.
Excellant product , a definite upgrade to the wheels I currently have, and the delivery and service was faultless.
A solid all-round wheel that you can depend on. Mavic have been building krysiums for a long time, most cyclists know them for their durability and dependability.
This is a very nice wheelset. Very stiff and responsive.
Would recommend the new Ksyrium Elites to anyone.
These wheels now come with Mavic tires installed. I use Contenental GP4000s and have not tested the tires.
Very happy with these new wheels. Only ridden 100 miles so far, but already I can tell that they are stiff, light and fast.
Tyres are very good too.
Excellent services from Merlin - less than 24 hrs to Ireland.
Saw a set of these at local bike shop, and they want $850 for it! Quick search online and Merlin Cycles scored with the lowest price and hassle free delivery.
Great set of wheels on all terrains, smooth bearings, low rolling resistance and the Mavic tyres included could give other top clincher tyres a run for their money.
Great wheels, definitely faster on the downhill, probably faster on the flat and going uphill, than my Cannondale fitted Madux R3.0 rims with Formula hubs.
Elites are lighter of course, and stiffer, but the ride is still comfortable.
Just one word of note. The Mavic Handbook isn't very clear with no worded instructions and confusing diagrams. I fitted the gear cassette myself, and the gears were slipping in the mid-range, I realised the cassette was loose, and I needed to fit the 1mm ring on first before I attached the cassette! Easy once you understand that the Mavic hub is longer, so that it can take other wider cassettes, but confusing at first!
I'd highly recommend the wheels.
These wheels are excellent. I heard from a lot of riding collegues to get the Mavics Elite S.
And I can confirm they are excellent in the hills but also on the flat.
Extra lite alloy wheels Good allrounder
Wheels arrived today after great anticipation. Swapped the cassette over, pumped the tyres up (they are already fitted by the factory and went on a 40km ride. First impression - excellent. I wasn't expecting a huge difference from my old wheels as they were Ksyrium Equipes, just one notch down from the Elites. However they weigh in at 330g lighter with tyres and skewers which is quite a lot. As far as ride quality was concerned I would say not much difference. Handling, cornering and tracking was great, no problems there. Also, road feel was similar too, not harsh at all. The tyres look narrower than my Schwalbe Durano S' and they seem to have a lower rolling resistance. The rims are also a little narrower as I had to adjust the brake pads in a mm or 2. Accelleration was, as expected, faster than my old heavier wheels. I think these will get even better as the bearing begin to free up with more use. Merlin service - excellent and the best prices you will find. This new wheelset is great. Don't hesitate if you want the best value and quality for money. Mavic? Love 'em.
Well packaged with good delivery as always from Merlin. Not yet tried the wheels as they are for summer bike however they look the business.
Had these wheels and they are great...Great price and fats service from Merlin cycles
I can't comment on the performance of the wheels (as they're not on the bike just yet) but they were delivered from the UK to Australia exactly as expected; perfectly in tact (well boxed), within the 5-9 day timeframe, looking great and ready to roll (fitted with mavic tyres and tubes as a nice bonus) ... I'll post again once I've taken them for a spin... great service guys, thank you!
I have several bikes on which I ride Mavic Aksium, Mavic SSC SL, Zipp 303 tubular and heavy Bontrager factory wheels.
I was skeptical at first about riding on Mavic tires and Mavic Ksyrium Elite wheels together. Well, the ride is realy smooth. The wheels are light. Response is there. Makes me feel like I ride on tubular. Extremely please with the 2013 wheelset and the quality of the ride.
I purchased these wheels to replace a set of bontrager race's and they have not dissappointed me! Light, Stiff, responsive and super fast! Really enjoying the descents even more than usual now! I would totally recommend you get yourself a set. And at this price it is totally worth it! Had no idea a new set of wheels could make such a difference to my ride.. You may need to use both spacers included in the shipment for proper chain alignment. I know I did.
These wheels are excellent. I brought these as a replacement for some DT Swiss wheels fitted to my Specialised Roubaix Expert. They are very stiff and as a result a pleasure to ride. I would recommend these as a great upgrade for any bike.
Exellent price / exellent sevice /quick delivery/great product all together a really pleasent experience thank you ..
Excellent wheels, strong , light, and a very smooth ride. Hard to beat for the price!
This wheelset is the first that I have bought for the many road bikes that I have owned. I waited for the 2013 edition because I liked the hub color more. Also, the set came with Mavic tires. I am looking forward to my first ride on them. But, as experience has show with stock wheelsets, they are never as good. I am certain that these wheels are lighter, faster, stiffer and will not require the truing as did the crummy stock Ovals on my Kestrel RT 1000.
P.s. great service. Had it not been for superstorm Sandy 2012, I would have received the set in 5 days across the pond, rather than 7
I appreciate you get the latest model. This is reasonable and also comes with a tire. You can use it from the day I arrived. I am satisfied with the performance.
quick delivery and excellent customer service.
Excellent wheels. Light but still stiff and responsive. At just over
Great wheels at a great price from Merlin.
Rock solid, near-bulletproof build, stiff. More comfortable than Ksyrium SLs because of the Elite's steel spokes - with little weight penalty.
What's not to like?
So far excellent wheels, very stiff and responsive without being an uncomfortable ride. A noticable upgrade to most wheelsets that come with bikes. Worth a try!