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Old 05-09-08, 10:52 AM   #1
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Mavic speedcity

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I'm looking into buying a set of Mavic Speedcity's and I'm wondering what the consensus is. I don't do much off road riding... although I'd like to, and the appeal of these wheels to me is their 700c rim size. No offense guys but i don't dig on the 26" rims, i prefer the larger wheel. Mainly what i want them for is a bombproof wheel set (which other reviews suggest them to be) that will handle anything from subset drops to trailblazing. My other question probably goes out to owners/previous owners of the wheel set... I'd be putting them on my normal MTB and i don't have a disk set-up so I'd need to get the adapter Mavic makes to extend your v-brake mount, has anyone used this or does anyone know how much they cost/where to get them? I havn't found much as far as the adaptor goes.

Also, if i decided not to get the speed city... out of curiosity... what would be the major downside in using say... a ksyrium for the front wheel with the same set-up as the speed city (v-brake adaptor)? My guess is maybe the hub wouldn't put up with the pain? I should add that the bike is full suspension..

Any info/answers to questions is appreciated, thanks in advance.
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Makes my head hurt just thinking about this. Put the brake issue aside and let's talk tire clearance. What size tire are you wanting to run?
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thin and slick for the most part, nothing too big to close the clearence. Just to check i put a 700c on the front to check the clearence and i've got enough room for what i would want.
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700c/29'er wheels won't fit a bike designed for 26" wheels.
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Well I guess you could try it. You say you want a bomb proof wheel but you are considering a Mavic Ksyrium. That's somewhat of an Oxymoron. I would recommend a new bike in a 29er setup or something in the 650b size if you just don't like the 26 inch wheel. Although putting a road wheelset and skinny tires on a dual suspension MTB would definately catch some attention.
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Well I guess you could try it. You say you want a bomb proof wheel but you are considering a Mavic Ksyrium. That's somewhat of an Oxymoron. I would recommend a new bike in a 29er setup or something in the 650b size if you just don't like the 26 inch wheel. Although putting a road wheelset and skinny tires on a dual suspension MTB would definately catch some attention.
Wouldn't hub spacing be different too?
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700c/29'er wheels won't fit a bike designed for 26" wheels.
wrong, in some cases.
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Just based on my eye-balling from the clearance my road tire had i think it'd fit at least a 25c which is not anymore than i'd want..... basically what i'm looking to do here is trade wheel size/knobby tires for bigger wheel/slimmer tires... Oh and i brought up ksyrium because everyone i've talked to who has used them has never had a problem even in rough conditions for road bikes. I'd run it up front but i just don't know about the hub... seems like it'd be fine based off popular review though.
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i have a pair. i''m pretty sure that the rims are not designed for use with v-brakes even if you got the adaptor. if you are wanting to do something like what you are describing, i'd just use some road wheels. keep in mind that the handling of your bike will be different due to the fact that the geometry is designed for 26 inch wheels. the 700c puts the axles further off the ground and that affects the trail of the bike. the bike will handle funky. i know this from experience

i just use the wheels for when i want to train on the road with my mtb, or if i can only take one bike with me on a trip and then i can use the speed citys for road riding.
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700c/29'er wheels won't fit a bike designed for 26" wheels.
Wrong sir. Depending on the frame, you can fit a 700c wheel with a skinny w@.nker-tire on a frame designed for 26'ers.

The outside diameter of a 700c with wanky is pretty close to a 26" with say a 2.35" tire on it.

It's a tight fit though.


Oops...I guess this has been addressed :0

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Just so people know what we're talking about here:

Speedcity
Change your wheel, not your bike.
The Speedcity (diameter 700c) can fit any MTB, with or without disc brakes (thanks to its optional V brakes adaptors sold separately in the systems & accessories range). It's the perfect training wheel on asphalt for your mountain bike. No excuse for not being in shape when the season starts!


The Speedcity is actually designed for MTB's.
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yeah they're really just designed for road tires.... but likewise you could use any 700c if you have clearence...
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