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Old 05-16-06, 08:56 AM   #1
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Mavic Crossride vs. Crossland vs. Crossmax

Okay, I am not a wealthy man. I need some wheels that are going to take a little abuse though. I do aggressive trail riding mixed with some stairs downtown here and there. With Mavic's new mP3 waranty you get 3 years, no questions replacement. Would I be better off getting the Crossride and saving a chunk of $$$ or should I save up and feel guilty and buy the Crossmax XL's?

Also, where does the Crossland fit in here? Are they better than Crossride...they don't have the bladed spokes?

Mavic Crossride - $195 with a 3yr no questions waranty

Crossland - $250 with same warranty

Crossmax XL - $650
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Actually for the extra $450 I could have my LBS build me a set of 24" for doing jumps and going downtown and I could use the Crossride's for trails.

Would a set of 24" say...Rhyno lite XL's properly built with stainless DT's and brass nips be stronger than the Crossmax XL disc?
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The rhyno rim with a good hub will destroy those pre-builts in durablity. Try to get a 36 spoke one.
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been using crossrides for years, no issues. love them. I do a lot of single track and some steps, but no huge big hits
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My Crosslands have been bombproof over 3 seasons so far, only had to true the front after a nasty racing crash. They are now my training and trail riding wheelset with the light set reserved for racing, thus I'm now harder on them then ever. Still can't trash them. 3 foot drops to flat on a hardtail is the most I've thrown at them.

The Crosslands are UST compatible whereas the Rides are not, if that matters to you. Also the Land rims are welded rather than pinned at the seam so they are likely more durable as well. True, they don't have the fancy bladed spokes though!
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True, they don't have the fancy bladed spokes though!
that are impossible to find replacements for when you break one.
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Dang, I never though of that. I wonder if the MP3 program buys you a new wheel when you toast a spoke, or you have to send it in to Mavic and wait a couple of months for them to get it back to you?

Anyone with experience?

Anyone ever broken a bladed Mavic spoke?
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Anyone ever broken a bladed Mavic spoke?
at my shop people are always breaking Mavic spokes, and we almost never have the right one even tho we have a bunch of sizes. They aren't cheap either. I would find out from Mavic what happens when you do break a spoke. If you have to send them yours first you will be without a wheel for over a week. My vote always goes AGAINST ANY prebuilt wheelset for this reason alone. COMPATABILITY is a good thing.
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i rode crosslands for a season, they are without a doubt some of the most bombproof/best bang for the buck wheels

they are 24 spoke 2cross, disc brake/rim brake, ust/non ust wheels
that alone makes them worth the 250 dollars

they are around 2000grams for the set so they arent ultra light but this is what makes them extremely durable, ive gone full on into the back of a car without the slightest blemish to the true of these wheels,
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How the heck did you go full-on into the back of a car, were you sniffing your own farts again?

Seriously, thanks for the responses.

I have 3 options, I guess. I have a set of pretty new XT Rhyno Lites that the spokes keep needing re-tentioning. I spoke with my LBS Mechanic and he said we can detension them, use some spoke prep, and retension them...that should cure it.

I could do this and keep them, do this and sell them for a set of Crossrides, or take them apart and have my LBS build me some XT Rhyno Lite XL 24" for when I'm getting rough and use my XT317's for XC.

I love the idea of Crossmax XL's b/c they're light enough for XC/AllMtn and really tough. They're just too dang pricey.
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How the heck did you go full-on into the back of a car, were you sniffing your own farts again?

funny story i was trying to read a map after i had just left a trail head, and look up , and theres a truck w/ campershell...


as for the wheels, it seems like you could have your current wheels fixed, and then have your 24" wheels built up if your funds are in order
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I would have to agree with previous posters: build your own wheels. If you take the time, you could deal hunt and build a bomb proof 36-48 spoke wheelset w/14g spokes for under 250. Is weight an issue?
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Yeah, a little bit of an issue. I do have a set of XT x317disc wheels that I can run XC, but if the Crossrides/Crosslands are tough enough, I'd like to just run one set of wheels. I get tired of swapping my rotors over to another set of wheels all the time.
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don't get wheelset from mavic...just get rims 8 series in your case and build them!
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I have used the Crosslandsand am now running Crossmax. The Crosslands were good but certainly did not hold up as well as the Crossmax. Hard bumps really knocked them out of whack. I ride all kinds of XC and some stairs, but I don't do drops, dirt jumping or big stunts. I love the Crossmax because they are light, strong and look really sexy with my Rocky Mountain frame.
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