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Old 01-30-07, 09:42 AM   #1
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Mavic X221s

Would anyone recommend Mavic X221 rims?
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Old 01-30-07, 10:23 AM   #2
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You forgot to add "for downhill runs" As you stated in the mechanics forum.
Niothing wrong with them just for riding on.
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Old 01-30-07, 11:48 AM   #3
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They're nice lightweight XC rims, kind of an older design. Use them for downhill? You'll destroy them in the first 100 feet.

You'll be installing them on a lightweight hardtail, right?
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Old 01-30-07, 01:55 PM   #4
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That's a complete crock of feces.

(I have years of hard miles, including many, many DH runs on tech terrain, on Mavic 317s[same rim as the X221s])
Consider yourself lucky, a skilled rider, or both. x221 rims are not downhill spec.

I've owned a set of wheels built with them (221) for almost ten years, and while I'm happy with their XC performance, there are many, many better rims out there for DH/freeride use/abuse.
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Well what else would be good I'd prefer not breaking the banks!
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Well what type of riding will you be doing? What is your definition of 'downhill runs'?
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Old 01-30-07, 07:32 PM   #7
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That's a complete crock of feces.

(I have years of hard miles, including many, many DH runs on tech terrain, on Mavic 317s[same rim as the X221s])
YOu're quite an arnry bugger taint ya
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That's obvious, but quite different than claiming "Use them for downhill? You'll destroy them in the first 100 feet."

There are more factors than simple rim weight when evaluating whether a wheel will be more, or less, durable. Spoke tension, lacing, flange diameter, tire size/volume/sidewall construction and amount of suspension travel all play a part.
There's 169 people who feel more or less the same way I do about the X221 over at MTBR.com

3.1 out of 5 is nothing to be proud of.

http://www.mtbr.com/reviews/Rim/product_22598.shtml
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I've owned a set of wheels built with them (221) for almost ten years
and you haven't done 100 feet of downhill in that time? Weird.
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Really?


"There are more factors than simple rim weight when evaluating whether a wheel will be more, or less, durable. Spoke tension, lacing, flange diameter, tire size/volume/sidewall construction and amount of suspension travel all play a part."
Yep. x221. Good XC rim. Poor DH rim.
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and you haven't done 100 feet of downhill in that time? Weird.
Isn't it? Seventeen years and I've only ridden uphill.
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To the original poster, these wheels are a better choice for your intended use:

http://www.jensonusa.com/store/produ...+Wheelset.aspx
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I don't know what kind of balls or skills you ride with but have a look at this...

Taken from my box of busted & smashed parts box
Yep, it was a NEW rim about 2 or so months old.
Not a 221 but a 138 happened about 7 or 8 years ago.
& yes , spokes(15ga/32 hole) were properly tensioned
Careful what you use for ballsy drops & downhill flights.
luckily i only got a busted finger out of that deal.
the crappy pic by my thumb is was the pinned joint...
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here is another of other side..
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To the original poster, these wheels are a better choice for your intended use:

http://www.jensonusa.com/store/produ...+Wheelset.aspx
the OP never mentioned his "intended use" ...
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the OP never mentioned his "intended use" ...
...in another thread he did.
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