Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: Central IL
Bikes: 2013 Marin Pioneer Trail MTB; 2012 Marin Verona T3; 2012 Marin Bridgeway; 2008 Cannondale Touring 2; 1996 Cannondale MT1000 tandem
Originally Posted by Mr. Beanz
USED! I wouldn't even consider a new set at my 230 lbs. My bud payed about $450. Thrashed them in less than a year at 210 lbs. Strong rider but the wheels sucked. I made roadside emergency repairs on them so that he could get back home.
Mavic Cosmos came on my NOS '03 Bianchi Vigorelli. Been riding them since 2006 with no problems. Started riding at 235 pounds and the cycling got me down under 200 (now I'm just barely over 200
). Before purchasing the Vigorelli, reviews called the Mavic Cosmos "bombproof" with 24 spoke count in the front and 28 in back. I ride in Houston so have my share of rough pavement. Only thing I've had to do is true after thousands of miles. I love the wheelset and would recommend them, although I don't think I would ever buy a used wheelset of any type.
Edit: misread the posts and thought OP was 230 pounds. Don't know how well they would hold up to 300 rider + bike weight.
I lost my rear wheel just last month in an incident while my bike was on a rear bike rack. The 32-spoke count Mavic replacement wheel I bought is heavier and definitely not the same quality. Haven't ridden it enough to say if it affects my riding any, and if you are all concerned with riding a 28 spoke count wheel, by all means, don't do it. But the wheels performed fine for me.
Last edited by yeamac; 05-21-09 at 02:38 PM.