Join Date: Feb 2005
Bikes: Trek 5500, Colnago C-50
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Originally Posted by Nerull
Those aren't carbon rims, they're alloy rims with a carbon non-structural fairing.
This is true.
I have a set of thos that I bought new in 1998. After several years a nipple broke in the rear wheel. The dealer sent it to MAVIC for repair but they said the wheel could not be repaired and replaced the wheel at cost, $400. The warranty was only good for 2 years. The wheels shown are 1st generation Carbones, like mine. Probably at least 10 years old.
If you want the front wheel it's probably worth $200 to use in time trials or triathlons. The aerodynamics are pretty good but these wheel are heavy, not so good for daily use.
I rarely use mine.
Last edited by Al1943; 11-14-10 at 07:16 PM.