Mavic Ksyrium Elite S WTS 2016 - Pair
Mavic Ksyrium Elite S WTS 2016 - PairMavic Ksyrium Elite WTS 2016 Wheelset - PairMavic Ksyrium Elite WTS 2016 Wheelset - PairMavic Ksyrium Elite WTS 2016 Wheelset - Pair
Code: MAV-KE-16
Mavic Ksyrium Elite WTS wheelset, new model with wider rims. Replacement for the 2015 Elite S
For over a decade, Ksyrium Elite has stood for high reliability, light weight and versatility, utilising the same high-tech features from the Ksyrium Pro (SL) but at an even more attractive price-point. Mavic’s exclusive and patented Fore Drilling creates a strong and durable connection of the spokes to the rim while our innovative Isopulse lacing improves stability and lateral stiffness under heavy loads such as sprinting or climbing.

New for 2015 is the complete re-design of the rim. They are now wider, by increasing the internal width by 2mm we give the tyre a larger surface area to improve both comfort and rolling efficiency. The air volume has increased by 18% which delivers the following benefits:

• Lower rolling resistance - For the same tyre pressure the rolling resistance is reduced by 13%
• Greater comfort - While maintaining the same rolling resistance you can lower the tyre pressure by 20psi
• Improved puncture performance - A bigger gap between the road and the edge of the rim reduces the chance of a pinch flat or “snake-bite”

All of this performance is achieved without any weight penalty, thanks to the use of our exclusive patented ISM4D technology. Staying true to the Elite philosophy, to offer the best technology available where it really matters, ISM4D leaves the exact amount of material around the spokes to maximise the balance between durability, strength and weight. The result is a wide yet super-light rim at just 405g.

The finish has also been re-designed and upgraded using a combination of matt and glossy contrasting to compliment the high performance and technology of the wheelset. Available in three colour options depending on your personal preference and to match your bike and equipment - black on black, black with red highlights and black with blue highlights.

The new Ksyrium Elite will still come fitted with our Yksion Pro tyre. The Yksion Pro Griplink is optimised for front wheel use thanks to its sticky compound, water evacuation tread pattern and super strong Kevlar flat protection, it will keep you safe on any road surface and in all weather conditions. The rear wheel comes with the Yksion Pro Powerlink with its specially designed compound, supple nylon reinforced casing and tread pattern to increase rolling efficiency. The result is not only a fast and dependable performing tyre system but one that is also extremely light weight at just 210g in a generous and comfortable 25mm width.
  • Material: Maxtal
  • Height: front 24mm, rear 26 asymmetrical
  • Joint: SUP
  • Drilling: Fore
  • Brake track: UB Control
  • Weight reduction: ISM 4D
  • Valve hole diameter: 6.5 mm
  • Tyre: clincher
  • ETRTO size: 622x17C
  • Recommended tyre sizes: 25 to 32 mm
  • Material: steel
  • Shape: straight pull, bladed, front double butted
  • Nipples: Fore integrated aluminum
  • Count: front 18, rear 20
  • Lacing: front radial, rear Isopulse
  • Front and rear bodies: aluminum
  • Axle material: aluminum
  • Adjustable sealed cartridge bearings
  • Freewheel: FTS-L steel
  • Yksion Pro GripLink (front) & PowerLink (rear)
  • Front and Rear Tread: Single Compound
  • Casing: 127 TPI
  • Breaker: Front Kevlar, Rear nylon
  • Dimension: 25-622 (700x25c)
  • Max. Pressure: 25mm 7.7 bars - 110 PSI


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Great looking wheels, the red hubs add a touch of class. Huge improvement on previous Askiums. They roll beautifully and seem to hold speed well. 25c tyres add a level of comfort. Overall a light, fast, comfortable and great looking wheelset. Finally, great price and service from Merlin. D Howard.
Great product. Only been out for a few spins but they are light, fast and comfortable. Huge improvement over my previous wheels which were Shimano R500s. Not convinced about the tyres which aren't really robust enough for Irish roads. Excellent service from Merlin and very speedy delivery.
I have 2 rides on my new wheels. No complaints so far. I feel more efficient on hills. The ride feel is buttery smooth!
Fantastic pair of wheels, used them to replace Shimano R050s and can't believe the difference in the ride. Amazing price from Merlin, can't praise them enough for fantastic deals
A good priced upgrade wheel set. Excellent value, perfectly straight and the fitted tyres were a bonus. They are comfortable and fast rolling. Recommended
Bought to replace a pair of Mavic Aksium's. Too many variables (wind, fitness, mood etc) to attribute faster averages but a few things are clear. First, very little noise when freewheeling. Second, very stiff so you can feel more power is getting through to the tarmac when standing on the pedals. Third, excellent bearings mean I'm doing more freewheeling when out riding with others.
Excellent purchase, tried them out yesterday and was very impressed with the improvements from a pair of 2014 Aksiums - lighter and feels like a different bike, with an increase of 3/4 kph average speed no bother.
Stillf, light, and true wheels. Speed is up 3-5mph. Really glad I upgraded from the 2007 Ksyrium Elite wheelset.
Purchased to replace stock wheel on a Giant TCR which had a decent stock wheelset already. Definitely faster rolling in the flats and downhill. Legs have been feeling flat so the jury is still out on climbing. I knew this wouldn't be a massive upgrade to the stock wheel, but so far these feel like good all-around wheels and a moderate upgrade. Including tires are fine for training (tubes are maybe the heaviest I've ever seen, so that's all coming off for race day. I'm not dropping 2k on a wheelset to race (I make a living in other ways) so planning on racing these wheels too. Weight was ballpark manufacturer claims Amazed by Merlin's service: ordered on a Wednesday with the free shipping and wheels at my house (Colorado, USA) two days later. Phenomenal.
Fantastic wheels. Light and smooth and a great price. Also notably wider than the older versions
Purchased these wheels to serve as a solid bullet proof set of training wheels and that's exactly what they are. They are great for long rides, very dependable and strong. I love the new wider rim width which makes it more advantageous to use wider tires. The only reason for not giving them 5 stars is that they are bit on the heavy side, the stock skewers are really heavy and the tires that come with these are just plain junk. I replaced the tires and skewers immediately. Other than that, super solid wheels!
First few uses of these wheels with GP4000 II 700X25C tyres and you notice just how smooth they are. Completed the Dragon ride on them this weekend and I felt that they climb well and on fast descents fell very sure underneath me.. Understated appearance. Love them. Great service from Merlin with next day delivery doing exactly what it says on the tin
Awesome wheelset. Super durable, but also light. Really one of the best training wheelsets out there. Also big shoutout to Merlin Cycles: I needed these things for a big training that was coming up. Ordered them from Merlin for about $100 less than I could find them anywhere else and got them shipped to the U.S. in under three days. Awesome service and a great product at a great price.
Great service as usual from Merlin, really nice wheelset light and roll well, big improvement to bike and times, can't believe how much difference they have made. Highly recommend
Wow I half believed the hype of buying different upgraded wheels. I replaced Bontrager race to these Mavic's as a birthday present. I expected an improvement from 25mm tyres but the first few metres you instantly feel the improvement. The bike feels alive, and clearly faster. Over my first 25 miles strava recorded nearly every sector a time improvement. I spent forever comparing fulcrum, zonda's and cero ar30 but the discount offered and mavic brand made me choose. Plus the red hubs look incredible. Excellent set of wheels, I can't compare to ar30 etc and I am sure all upgrade wheels are an improvement, but these Mavic's have proven to be a great investment. And a marked improvement
These wheels were already excellent, but with the new wider profile they've just got even better. For the money there isn't a wheelset that can get even close to the quality and performance of these wheels.
I was told by a friend that these wheels would be one of the best value for money upgrades to my summer road bike and certainly from my first couple of rides I am very impressed at the light feel of the wheels on gradients but also the way they handle inevitable pot holes which although I try hard to avoid are part of the reality of cycling in the UK. I also really liked the blue hubs which happen to compliment my frame very well. (I just hope the cycling I do on the machine is up to the look). A huge upgrade on my factory supplied wheels but also a big difference again on other upgraded wheels I have used.
Delighted with the Mavic Ksyrium wheels. They look fantastic and roll smoothly. In fact, the biggest noticeable difference to me is the comfort of the ride with these wheels. A slight improvement on hills is also discernable. Very pleased with my purchase.
Excellent wheels, light strong and look superb. I opted for the blue detailing. Only ridden once but the difference was considerable. Excellent service from Merlin as well delivered within 2 days of ordering.
After I received the two wheels and installed them I've been so happy with the performance I'm getting from them. It's amazing what a difference they make, the rides are smooth and easier on hills and faster bike. I've never thought that something like this would make such a great difference. I'm 60 years old and ride to work and from work two to three days a week 25 miles round trip and is just amazing. I run into lots of other cyclist younger than I and many times they can not keep up with me. I'm having lots of fun . Thanks
Great set of wheels. Light and stiff and dramatically improved climbing and acceleration.
Good looking wheel set with a quality feel for the price. Not as light as the manufacturer claims though and the tyres are not up to the standard of the wheels. Hard to beat as an upgrade for any mid priced road bike with the usual down spec'd 'starter' wheels. Note that these come without the multi function tool needed to adjust the bearings.
Bought for a trip to Mallorca as an upgrade to the OE wheels, thought the bike deserved a bit of an upgrade for the trip. I was a bit skeptical about how much difference they would make, but I wasn't disappointed. The bike accelerates and maintains speed so much easier than before. Great upgrade and price.
This is a solid, everyday, beautiful set of wheels. Very balanced, quick to accelerate. My only complaint is their profile combined with the Magic tire puts me an inch higher off the ground so handling/center-of-gravity is slightly affected.
Unbeatable price, well packed and quick delivery. Wheels perform really well, look good, no flex on climbs and proven to be strong; remaining unmarked from a big B road hit. From some reviews I was expecting to swap out the Mavic tyres; but they have performed well with no slipping or punctures on dirty, wet roads. Lots of Strava PBs.
These new Ksyrium Elites boast a wider rim to support 25mm tyres. Accordingly the ride is comfortable, but not significantly more so than a 23mm carbon wheelset. They are light for alloy wheels at this price and they climb well. They are stiff too and I haven't noticed any flex. Braking performance is strong and consistent, stopping as well as higher specced Exalith-equipped models. They may not be as fast as deep section wheels over flat terrain but make a great wheelset for training or high mountain days. Merlin's price was excellent and delivery was prompt.
Wheels are outstanding. Great acceleration and smooth rolling
Great upgrade on my original Fulcrum S5 that came with my Specialized Roubaix Comp. They feel much stiffer & responsive, not managed to shave any time off my climbs as yet but getting faster splits on the flat.
Great wheelset. Really notice the wider rim vs the earlier kysrium I was riding (circa 2010), especially when descending. Couldn't be happier with the purchase and Merlin had a great price / delivery as always.