After servicing a friend’s bike I got to try a pair of Mavic Ksyriums which were about 250g lighter* than my Hope RS 3.0 SPs. Despite this they maintained a good deal of stiffness and spry motivation probably thanks to the machined rims. The also added a much needed pinch of newness to the bike and looked proper flash as they rolled along!
Despite my now itchy wallet I’ve not been convinced to go for this particular model or even this particular brand due to the reliance on proprietary parts which as anyone who reads this blog will know is a serious bug to bear for me.
*Although this is almost certainly misleading as I couldn’t be arsed to remove the tyres…