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Join Date: Mar 2000
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Bikes: Intense Uzzi SL, Masi Speciale, Trek 3700 Nashbar Single Speed, Old Cilo Road frame
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I've got a pair of X317's and they're very nice rims, light yet strong! The X517 are pretty much the same except for the braking surface.
I've also got a pair of D521's. These are very strong, and bombproof, but too heavy for XC.
Overall, I like the Mavic products. There rims all hold up very well, even after some mild abuse. I've had a pair of SUN rims and will not ever get another set based on my experience.
Mavic's are high quality and build up easily. They are more perfectly round from the factory which makes proper spoke tension easier to accomplish. Let me tell you, some cheap rims are a HUGE hassle to build because of them not being "round".
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