Mavic Ksyrium SL Vs. ES

Discussion in 'Bicycle Mechanics and Repairs' started by steve23, 14 Feb 2008.

  1. steve23

    steve23 New Member

    what is the difference between these wheels?

    also, which are better!!?

  2. gavintc

    gavintc Guru

    ES are lighter (and more expensive). I bought the SLs about 18 months ago and have been extremely happy with them. It might sound vain, but the colour scheme of the ES did not match my bike.
  3. 515mm

    515mm Well-Known Member

    Used my SLs for the first time on Sunday.

    Oooooooooooooooooooo Mama!;)

    Mind you, I can only compare them to the Fulcrum 7s that came with my bike. Which I wouldn't recommend to anyone. 1200 miles in and the pawls in the hub disintegrate. No chance of a replacement part under warranty on a unit 8 months old. Apparently the shop that sold me the bike should foot the bill. That'll teach me to not buy local. Why should an LBS have to pay for a manufacturer's faulty unit? Not impressed. Shall never buy Fulcrum or Campagnolo ever again. For the sake of a £5 part too..........
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