mavic Ksyrium Elite rear wheel with Ksyrium Equipe front wheel - possible?



jerseyrider

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Hi,

Is it doable to have an Elite as your rear wheel and an Equipe as your front? Does anyone know of any issues with that? I've bought an Elite rear and I have found a modestly priced Equipe front. I believe the finish is the same so it shouldn't look weird.

Any thoughts? And please forgive me if it's a stupid question.

Thanks
 

JackTheLadd

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jerseyrider said:
Hi,

Is it doable to have an Elite as your rear wheel and an Equipe as your front? Does anyone know of any issues with that? I've bought an Elite rear and I have found a modestly priced Equipe front. I believe the finish is the same so it shouldn't look weird.

Any thoughts? And please forgive me if it's a stupid question.

Thanks
The only problem will be attitude from equipment snobs who disapprove. Apart from that, there are absolutely no practical issues with mixing these wheels.

Cheers,
J.
 

domaindomain

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Of course you can

Make sure you have different tyres too though or some equipment snobs might miss the different wheels :rolleyes:;):D
 

capwater

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domaindomain said:
Of course you can

Make sure you have different tyres too though or some equipment snobs might miss the different wheels :rolleyes:;):D

For God's sake just don't put that front wheel in backwards!

Check out a race, lots of people grab a spare wheel from Mavic neutral support. They don't care, just a wheel. I rode an Elite front with a generic 32 hole rear on my trainer bike for years. Different tire, different color rims, never had a problem.
 

dhk

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capwater said:
For God's sake just don't put that front wheel in backwards!

Check out a race, lots of people grab a spare wheel from Mavic neutral support. They don't care, just a wheel. I rode an Elite front with a generic 32 hole rear on my trainer bike for years. Different tire, different color rims, never had a problem.
I had different wheels and tires on my steel road bike for about 8 years. First replacement wheelset on that bike was a Matrix ISO/Ultegra 32 spoke wheelset from Colo Cyclist. After the rear gave up around '95, had the hub rebuilt with an MA-40 rim, while keeping the ISO on front. Finally had them both rebuilt with new matching rims after the rear failed again. Tires were most always mis-matched as well.

Now that I'm on my locally-built "custom" frame, I spend a bit more to keep the tires matching. Have to be more careful of the image of course.
 

artemidorus

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I've cxp-22 with red tyre in front and aerohead offset rear with black tyre (none of this is deliberate, just replacement of the stock fittings with my preference). I think it looks good, or,at least, interesting! :cool:
 

John M

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jerseyrider said:
Hi,

Is it doable to have an Elite as your rear wheel and an Equipe as your front? Does anyone know of any issues with that? I've bought an Elite rear and I have found a modestly priced Equipe front. I believe the finish is the same so it shouldn't look weird.

Any thoughts? And please forgive me if it's a stupid question.

Thanks


Of course you can mix wheels. When you are on the road, people won't notice the difference or the few extra grams in the cheaper wheel-nor will you.