Join Date: Jan 2005
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Originally Posted by Turboem1
not sure of the whole story but is it your fault for using to large of a tire which led to overloading the side of the rim?
The wide tire probably contributed to the failure. On the other hand, cyclocross riders have always used (and still typically use) tires as wide or wider than the ones I was using.
The consensus seems to be that my particular Mavic CXP-33 was defective. I also continue to hear a litany of complaints (mostly from bike shop owners) that Mavic rims have a much higher level of defects than they used to. In other words, Mavic quality isn't what it once was. This is anecdotal evidence, however, and every individual must make their own decision.
I no longer ride Mavic rims. Your life, your choice.
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