Ksyrium is a great all around wheel, which is no the most aerodynamic, but
is still good. The advantage is lightweight and very durable, so these are
not really race only wheels. I have a set and I like them a lot.
As has been discussed in the past, a custom built wheelset could probably
give similar performance and weight at a reduced cost, about $300 less than
the $800 Kysriums.
Velocity Aerohead or Deep V rims
20 spoke front and 24 rear.
American Classic, Hugi, or Campy Record Hubs.
Wheels built to these specs would probably be very similar to Kysriums in
weight and performance.
Speedreams.com (two d's?)
This is a website where this guy Dave sells custom wheelsets and he offers
the above spec for about $500.
I have a set of deep Vs built on Campy hubs and I personally think the
Kysriums are a little better.
> I am looking or a set of wheels that is good or both road racing and
> triathlons. I thought I had settled on the velomax tempest but the low
> spoke count in the front now has me concerned. It seems that the paired
> spoke count is all over the place but John Cobbs new tests are showing
> lack of aerodynamics so I want to avoid them. I was thinking about the
> mavic wheels but the ones in my price range were too heavy ( cosmic and
> kryserium elite). I would like a set under 1700g. So what do you think
> the best wheel if you had to choose one. Thanks