9th October 2010 Words: Matt Lamy
We always say it, and it’s almost always true, but probably the quickest way to improve your bike — especially if it’s a budget road machine — is to invest in a new set of wheels.
For riders looking for their first wheel upgrade, the Ksyrium Elite is the initial port of call. Benefiting from machined rims that help reduce all-up weight to 1,550 grams, they look the business and carry the respected Ksyrium name. The price for a set is £475.
Meanwhile, for those who want nothing but the best, Mavic’s Cosmic Carbone Ultimate wheelset — as used by pro riders — comes in at £2,500. Just be prepared for funny looks if you stick them on your budget racer.
This article first appeared in the October 2010 issue of Cycling Active magazine