Track Cycling: Velodrome Racing and Training Area - has anybody used mavic ellipses on road?
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03-31-08, 05:12 PM
has anybody used mavic ellipses on road? to ride to the track??????
03-31-08, 05:52 PM
try the fixed gear forum.
03-31-08, 06:12 PM
My GF rode a pair for most of the 400 mile AYH xmas trip this past year, including about 14 miles of dirt road (6 climbing, 8 descending).
They were fine.
I use them on the track occasionally in training, but prefer tubulars. They're plenty stiff but a little heavy.
They're a bit heavy as Duck said, but also quite bulletproof and quite stiff. Good training tires if you want to train on clinchers. Good on the road. I do prefer tubulars on the track, even for training.
03-31-08, 08:47 PM
I was debating trading my Volos for Mavics. I'd rather train on clinchers as long as I can get enough air in them.
03-31-08, 09:15 PM
I was debating trading my Volos for Mavics. I'd rather train on clinchers as long as I can get enough air in them.I sold my clincher Ellipses so I could buy tubular Volos.
I have a rear ellipse on my Fuji Track which I ride only on the road. Supposedly the braking surface will wear off but I haven't had that happen to mine after maybe 1000 miles. Taken a couple of hits without any problem as well.
04-03-08, 03:42 PM
i know several people who have them and love them (for both street and track riding), but have also had a series of problems with them. enough to keep me away from them.
I know a few people who have snapped the axles of Ellipses. I know in some cases it had to do with the frame - the Raleigh Rush Hour Pro has really really thick fork ends which I guess can lead to problems.
However it sounds like the axles just aren't really that good, and they are proprietary - you have to get new Mavic axles to replace them.
05-01-08, 07:22 PM
I've ridden one up front on my messenger ride for three months now. That's about 5000k and still straight without a true.
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