All new mavic wheels use pull spokes but the "bend" of the spokes have a weird ass shape that only fits in their hubs from that I understand or people would have been using those sapim spokes since forever, all the time a spoke fails the shop has to call to mavic to get the god darn spokes from them. At least with campy u can find the spokes in the market but their spokes fail way less in my opinion.
I do have miche wheelset with a hub that looks similar to the mavic one, the spokes in that wheel are bladed sapim spokes, spokes looks like mavic but the straight "bend" is like any other pulled spoke, u can replace those ones with whatever as long u have the right size, thats why i picked them.
This is a picture of a ksyrium SSC sl spoke and pretty much all the other new mavic spokes have the same butt, the threaded head changes but the butt is the same (or really close) from what I have seen. Even the campy pull spokes have a head that is fflat and triangular.
Last edited by ultraman6970; 09-11-11 at 11:10 PM.