The Ksyrium Equipe Wheel System is virtually unchanged for the new model year. They feature the same durability that riders have come to love, with a slight hint of aerodynamics in the 24mm deep rim and the 20 spoke count for both wheels. And while they are very similar to the Elite wheels, they feature a few differences that keep the price point wallet friendly. First, the rims receive a more traditional spoke eyelet treatment rather than Mavic's proprietary FORE detail. What this means for you is that you'll have to run rim tape on the Equipe to avoid punctures from the eyelets. Secondly, the freehub body does not have adjustable bearings, although they are serviceable. Borrowing from their big brother, the wheels feature a machined braking surface and welded construction for extreme mileage durability and stiffness. The wheelset comes with Mavic's Yksion Comp 23 tires, developed for all around conditions.