Mountain Biking - Mavic x517 Rims question
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12-17-10, 10:24 PM
Im planning on using these wheels for a light single speed trail bike, and some XC from what ive read on the internet sounds about what they were made for am i right? They're laced to Specialized S works hubs, 3-4 cross in the rear with radial in front 28 hole im a light guy 145lbs. Do think ill have good luck with em?
They're Mavic and the rim ends are welded (SUP) so they're going to be tough. A radial pattern isn't the strongest for a front rim though....
12-18-10, 11:46 PM
Should i get it relaced? I like the way radial looks i know its weaker i thought maybe i could get away with it because of my weight. Thanks:)
I don't think you'll have any problems with the front wheel. There aren't any torsional loads placed on the hub and spokes with rim brakes.
12-19-10, 08:20 AM
IMHO the 517 is one of the best rims Mavic made. I found mine one at a time to add to my Rockhopper. I'm seriously thinking of relacing them to disc hubs to keep those rims when I go to disc on that bike. At 145lbs I don't think you're going to have any problems.
12-19-10, 10:10 AM
Thanks guys i really didnt want to change them any i really like the way they look
12-21-10, 11:18 AM
You will be fine , although the sidwalls on those rims are about toast. I would of bought them myself except for that little issue.
12-21-10, 11:26 AM
You a fellow boise resident Fred? I bought them on friday during BBPs 50% sale paid 30 bucks for em so i figured no real loss, and after a cleaning the braking surface really isn't that bad they seem to be worn about half way give or take a bit.
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