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    Ksyrium Wheels no spoke holes rim tape or not?

    Thanks I will leave the rim tape off then
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    Ksyrium Wheels no spoke holes rim tape or not?

    Hello, all, I just got some Mavic Ksyrium Elite wheels and since they do not have inner spoke holes I was wondering what the consensus is on whether or not rim tape should be installed. I have two roles of Velox and I can use that or not, or I thought I may just snip off the part that goes...
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    Wheels: Mavic Ksyrium Elite or Ritchey DS WCS

    oldbobcat: Thanks for the into, I did go with the Mavics as I was unable to find any info on the Ritchey's since they were a 2008 model. They were a bit more but I still got a hundred bucks knocked off the MSRP and since Mavics are more common I hope they will be easier to get parts for when...
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    Wheels: Mavic Ksyrium Elite or Ritchey DS WCS

    I have posted some other questions about wheels and I appreciate all the responses but I changed my mind a bit about getting them on line as I don’t know much them and I feel much more comfortable getting them locally, so here is a couple of deals that I found. First is a set of Mavic Ksyrium...
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    Which Trainer Tire for Kurt Kenetic Road Machine?

    Thanks for the info I appreciate it. I think I will go with the Conti then.....
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    Which Trainer Tire for Kurt Kenetic Road Machine?

    Question to trainer owners (especially Kurt Kenetic owners). I am getting a Kenetic Road Machine trainer and also plan on using a dedicated wheel that will have a trainer specific tire on it.) My LBS carries one by Continental, however I do see that Kurt Kenetic has one also (I think Kenda...
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    New Wheel Advice for new bike Shimano RS10 comes stock

    Maddogbubba, Thanks for the response, actually I had already ordered a spare cassette on line, and I decided to either pick up some Easton EA90 SLX that Performance has on sale, or get some of the same model with ceramic bearings online. I will then use the rear stock wheel/cassette with a...
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    New Wheel Advice for new bike Shimano RS10 comes stock

    Thanks for all of the replies. Unfortunately the bike is a "demo" model with about 500 miles on it already, but I am getting a pretty steep discount on it and the full factory warranty, so I have not talked to the shop yet about the wheels, but they probably will not be interested in...
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    New Wheel Advice for new bike Shimano RS10 comes stock

    Thanks again, one other question though, I know there are different flavors of that wheel, like the SL, equipe, elite, etc. Any particular one you recommend or just the kyserium in general?
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    New Wheel Advice for new bike Shimano RS10 comes stock

    Thanks I appreciate it. I am not dead set on the upgrade, but like I said some of the reviews of the RS 10 wheels were kind of scary to me, broken spokes, going out of true, etc and I was just weighing my options. I see now from further research and some of the other responders to my posts...
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    New Wheel Advice for new bike Shimano RS10 comes stock

    Hello, I am getting a new road bike and am considering replacing the wheels and I wanted to get some advice here as I am still a novice cyclist and know very little about parts. I started riding a bike last summer (I had a steel Masi Speciale) and I weighed around 240 lbs at that time. I now...