Singlespeed & Fixed Gear - mavic ellipse rear ok for regular street use?
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im about 150lbs, and not particularly rough on my ride, but hit bumps and cracks and potholes as often as the next guy. Will a Mavic Ellipse be up to regular general fixed street use?
03-21-11, 12:08 PM
i do not own (yet) mavic ellipses, but i have done some research/googlin' and from what ive read they are well built, strong wheels....albeit track specific. i think it should be fine. ive been looking to buy a set of these mainly because i wanted a wheelset meant for a track build im working on (track as in for going to the velodrome) but adequate for road use....
although i have no first hand experience, so i would wait for someone else who owns these to say they would work for the road.
I doubt their would be much of a problem. They are not going to take the abuse of a 32 (or 36) spoke wheel, but they are not exactly light or fragile either. A heavy guy on a rough road might have a problem, but at your weight I doubt you would have a problem unless you took a really bad hit.
(I ride mine on the road sometimes, but not on a rough unknown route - mine are mostly for the track.)
03-21-11, 02:38 PM
They are fine even for big guys. I commuted through Baltimore on mine. I know a guy that weighs more than me that uses them on the same roads daily.
They are freaky strong to be 20 spokes.
I had em ran em for a while and I weight well about 220# I eventually sold em as I needed money
they are as everyone else says freakishly strong
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