Tech Q&A

Mavic Ksyrium SL wheels- weight limit

Reg Lizard's Photo Reg Lizard 23 Feb 2012

Some bad news!!! The rear rim of my SL's has cracked around one of the nipples- see attached pic!!!

The wheel has now been sent to the MAvic agents to see whether they are going to replace or not?

If not, the insurance would have to pay to have the wheel repaired!

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Edited by Reg Lizard, 23 February 2012 - 10:19 .

'Dale's Photo 'Dale 23 Feb 2012

Most user reviews I've read talk about a weight limit and that it's a less preferred choice for 90 kg + riders.

Eastons are the bomb proof wheel, reputedly.

Niner's Photo Niner 23 Feb 2012

I kknow someone who has put 105kg on these wheels and they were fine

Niner's Photo Niner 23 Feb 2012

Most user reviews I've read talk about a weight limit and that it's a less preferred choice for 90 kg + riders.

Eastons are the bomb proof wheel, reputedly.


I have only heard of eastons breaking spokes....

'Dale's Photo 'Dale 23 Feb 2012

I have only heard of eastons breaking spokes....


:w00t:

Do wheel manufacturers actually display weigh limits?
Can't recall ever reading that.

'Dale's Photo 'Dale 23 Feb 2012

Look, road conditions also play a part.
Not just weight on the wheels.

Reg Lizard's Photo Reg Lizard 23 Feb 2012

I think it depends on how hard you ride them too!!! Evidently I ride them too hard :eek:

'Dale's Photo 'Dale 23 Feb 2012

I think it depends on how hard you ride them too!!! Evidently I ride them too hard :eek:


Yeah, just too much wattage when you're at your peak...

Reg Lizard's Photo Reg Lizard 23 Feb 2012

Btw in the 14500km i've done on them I've replace 2 spokes on the drive side of the rear wheel and had the wheels trued once.
Edited by Reg Lizard, 23 February 2012 - 10:44 .

Reg Lizard's Photo Reg Lizard 23 Feb 2012

Yeah, just too much wattage when you're at your peak...


Amen brother amen :clap:

'Dale's Photo 'Dale 23 Feb 2012

Does too much tyre pressure (relative to the rider's weight) have the brunt to whack a wheel rim or its spokes?

'Dale's Photo 'Dale 23 Feb 2012

Btw in the 14500km i've done on them I've replace 2 spokes on the drive side of the rear wheel and had the wheels trued once.


Yah, the ol' weight bearing wheel works the hardest.

Cyclewizz's Photo Cyclewizz 23 Feb 2012

Got a friend who's cracked 2 x sets of Mavic's and another mate who's cracked 1 x set.

My son & I ride also ride Mavic but since we both under 85kg we've never had a problem.
SL's are good value for money - IMO.

'Dale's Photo 'Dale 23 Feb 2012

Got a friend who's cracked 2 x sets of Mavic's and another mate who's cracked 1 x set.

My son & I ride also ride Mavic but since we both under 85kg we've never had a problem.
SL's are good value for money - IMO.


What are their weight on the bike?

Reg Lizard's Photo Reg Lizard 23 Feb 2012

Does too much tyre pressure (relative to the rider's weight) have the brunt to whack a wheel rim or its spokes?

That's an interesting question, because of late I inflate my wheels to 8bar- use to inflate them to 7-7.5 bar. :unsure:

'Dale's Photo 'Dale 23 Feb 2012

That's an interesting question, because of late I inflate my wheels to 8bar- use to inflate them to 7-7.5 bar. :unsure:


The plot thickens...

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