Thinking of replacing Mavic Equipe with Pro Lite Bracciano

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Thinking of replacing Mavic Equipe with Pro Lite Bracciano

Postby GasCyclist » Wed Oct 31, 2012 8:53 am

Hey Guys,

Currently have 2012 Mavic Ksyrium Equipe wheels that came with my Cannondale Supersix. Was just wondering if there would be a big difference between these and the Bracciano's? Tried to do some google searches but unable to find any decent comparisons between the two.

If I was to get the pro lites I would be combining them with the schwalbe ultremo zx tyres.

Just wanted to hear your opinions to see whether it would be worth it.

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Re: Thinking of replacing Mavic Equipe with Pro Lite Braccia

Postby Ozkaban » Wed Oct 31, 2012 9:40 am

I replaced Mavic Alsium Race's with braccianos and there's a world of difference.

Not sure about the Equipes though.
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Re: Thinking of replacing Mavic Equipe with Pro Lite Braccia

Postby GasCyclist » Wed Oct 31, 2012 11:04 am

Thanks for the reply. I'm fairly sure the Alsiums are lower spec to the Equipes.

I guess chances of getting a direct comparison is hard without riding them.
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Re: Thinking of replacing Mavic Equipe with Pro Lite Braccia

Postby liamb » Wed Oct 31, 2012 7:43 pm

I cant recommend the Prolite's enough. I have put around 2000km on mine with no issues what so ever. None of those k's were on special smooth roads. I have hit a few pot holes with no issues. I checked them for true about 2 weeks ago and they were almost perfect, not enough to bother re truing. I ride with a few !! BAN ME NOW FOR SWEARING !! who buy the most expensive of everything and I always feel I get more bang for buck out of my wheels.

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Re: Thinking of replacing Mavic Equipe with Pro Lite Braccia

Postby Ozkaban » Wed Oct 31, 2012 7:49 pm

GasCyclist wrote:Thanks for the reply. I'm fairly sure the Alsiums are lower spec to the Equipes.

I guess chances of getting a direct comparison is hard without riding them.

Yup, you're right. I bought the braccianos as an upgrade so they would want to better. I was surprised by how much though. It does make it hard to compare...
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Re: Thinking of replacing Mavic Equipe with Pro Lite Braccia

Postby usernameforme » Fri Nov 02, 2012 10:53 am

Mavic ksyriums have a rim weight of about 500g, the pro Lite Bracciano has a weight of about 450g, all else being equal (which are not) the Bracciano's will be 100g lighter. I'd personally go custom, but there's not too much wrong with the Pro-Lite's if you are an average weight rider. I would personally keep the Ksyrium's for commuting and then get myself some special event wheels
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Re: Thinking of replacing Mavic Equipe with Pro Lite Braccia

Postby colaiacw » Fri Nov 02, 2012 10:58 am

liamb wrote:I cant recommend the Prolite's enough. I have put around 2000km on mine with no issues what so ever. None of those k's were on special smooth roads. I have hit a few pot holes with no issues. I checked them for true about 2 weeks ago and they were almost perfect, not enough to bother re truing. I ride with a few wonderful people who buy the most expensive of everything and I always feel I get more bang for buck out of my wheels.

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+1 to the Prolite's. Done many k's on mine and have had no issues.
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Re: Thinking of replacing Mavic Equipe with Pro Lite Braccia

Postby usernameforme » Fri Nov 02, 2012 10:59 am

I'd personally expect wheels to have no issues, I don't know why people are impressed by that :?
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Re: Thinking of replacing Mavic Equipe with Pro Lite Braccia

Postby colaiacw » Fri Nov 02, 2012 1:27 pm

What like wheels that don’t break spokes, come easily out of true (or out of the shop wobbly) or don’t have Sh*thouse breaking surfaces and pre rusted hub bearings?

mmm…Rather have a reliable set of wheels like the Prolite's.
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Re: Thinking of replacing Mavic Equipe with Pro Lite Braccia

Postby usernameforme » Fri Nov 02, 2012 1:39 pm

colaiacw wrote:What like wheels that don’t break spokes, come easily out of true (or out of the shop wobbly) or don’t have Sh*thouse breaking surfaces and pre rusted hub bearings?


I'd think thats reasonable to expect from a set of wheels. Any less then its faulty by my standards. That said, a bad braking surface may be due to stuff getting stuck in your brake pads, breaking spokes and wheels coming out of true would be due to a bad wheel build or your too heavy for it (usually the first)
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Re: Thinking of replacing Mavic Equipe with Pro Lite Braccia

Postby R12RT » Fri Nov 02, 2012 2:39 pm

I replaced Mavics Equipes with Braccianos.

There is a remarkable difference between the two with the Braccianos feeling far superior.
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Re: Thinking of replacing Mavic Equipe with Pro Lite Braccia

Postby jacks1071 » Fri Nov 02, 2012 3:06 pm

usernameforme wrote:I'd personally expect wheels to have no issues, I don't know why people are impressed by that :?


How did you become an expert wheel builder if your wheels have no issues?
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Re: Thinking of replacing Mavic Equipe with Pro Lite Braccia

Postby usernameforme » Fri Nov 02, 2012 5:34 pm

jacks1071 wrote:How did you become an expert wheel builder if your wheels have no issues?


Sorry but I don't understand your question :oops: , are you asking if the first few wheels I built were faulty or if I started wheelbuilding because I was tired of faulty wheels? Or something else? in answer to the two suspected meanings of that q, I started wheelbuilding because I was curious and my first few wheels were always a bit on the conservative side.

I'm no expert wheel-builder either, experienced, yes but expert no :wink:
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