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PostPosted: Thu Apr 19, 2007 4:09 pm 
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 Post subject: Aksiums
PostPosted: Thu Oct 18, 2007 11:17 am 
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I got a pair of the 2007's off Ebay for £110 delivered.
The rear is the slightly heavier (50g) than an Open Pro CD on Record but the front is surprisingly heavier than Mavics claim - about 995g. This has led to slightly slower steering and increased stability in corners - all very welcome on my bike, which was a bit twitchy before (for long runs anyway). The bearings are really smooth and the lateral flex is pretty good. I was able to get the pads much closer to the rims before rubbing. They use quite long nips and flat spokes so DIY truing is pretty easy - just make a slotted thing up to stop the spokes from winding up - a shifting spanner is OK. I hit a water covered pothole the other day and it nearly threw me, the wheels were fine. They have a slightly harsher ride than handbuilts (because they use quite a heavy rim) but the stiffness makes up for it.
You could save a pound in weight by going for american Classic hubs on Reflex rims or something but for peace of mind these things are a sound buy.


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They've got the '06 models on CRC for £99, and if you look carefully there are 10% discount codes on the web


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PostPosted: Fri Oct 19, 2007 4:30 pm 
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Also on wiggle £96.48

http://www.wiggle.co.uk/ProductDetail.a ... Set%202007


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We sell tons of 'em, no trouble, easy to strip, I ran them on my work bike for months and never touched them!


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PostPosted: Mon Oct 29, 2007 1:40 pm 
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I've used some for about 6 months - very nice and stiff - seem to be tough, although a little heavy - but that's what I wanted...

Just put these onto my training bike as my old Open 4 CD's are making very strange noises from the rim/spokes - about 15 years old....

Just purchased the Ksyrium Equipes for the best bike - bottom of the Ksyrium range, very similar to the Aksiums, but a little lighter, and look bullet proof.


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I've had them on my cross bike for a few weeks now, last weekends race was a really wet one so I took advantage of the jet wash before I left :oops: and everthing still seems smooth :)

Apart from me that is :D its a bit of a shock to the system after a couple of seasons out :shock: :D


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