Cyclocross - Solid strong wheel set
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03-04-03, 12:06 AM
I ride a Gunnar crosshairs off road pretty aggressively and consequently this past weekend I tacoed my front wheel
:( . It was a Sun CR18 rim laced w/ DT 14g spokes 4x to an Ultegra hub. My question is what is a solid 700c rim that can take some abuse? Any ideas would be well appreciated.
03-04-03, 01:17 PM
I've had few problems with my Open Pro/Ultegra combo - and I've raced and ridden them pretty aggressively. Neither am I a light guy, 170-80.
Try the Mavic CXP-33 rim. It is an aero profile rim but it makes the rim really strong. Stronger than the open pro.
03-05-03, 02:48 PM
Thanks! I had thought about the open pro but the price/chance of me breaking another one ratio held me back. The aero reccomandation sounds pretty good, any good pics other than mavic? I manage the local on campus bike shop and we only get Seattle Bike Supply and J +B, niether of which carry mavic.
Thanks for all the info.
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