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Recreational Cyclocross and Gravelbiking This has to be the most physically intense sport ever invented. It's high speed bicycle racing on a short off road course or riding the off pavement rides on gravel like :The Dirty Kanza". We also have a dedicated Racing forum for the Cyclocross Hard Core Racers.

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Old 04-15-08, 12:43 PM   #1
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Mavic Open Pros...for Cross.

i'm building up a cyclocross bike and right now i'm scouring for rims. i want to be able to ride a pretty skinny cross tire most of the time, maybe 30-32, all the while be able to put something super beefy on it: 40? anyway, i love mavic rims and am stuck on them and i would like to use the Open Pro. however, Mavic says the recommended tire width for the rim is between 19-28 mm. will it not allow for a larger tire? has anyone experienced otherwise?
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Old 04-15-08, 12:59 PM   #2
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I run 35 mm tires on my open pros for cross....and 35 mm studded tires for icy commuting. No problems so far.
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Old 04-15-08, 01:06 PM   #3
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I've run 35mm tires on OPs for years with no problems.
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i did 38 up front for 10 races last season, no probs
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I've run 40mm on both Open Pros and CXP 33s, which I believe are the same width. No worries about cross racing.
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Old 04-15-08, 04:44 PM   #6
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The deeper the rim the better the mud shedding - mavic cxp33 or velocity deepV may be better choices.
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velocity deep v's might as well be made of lead. really heavy! try the salsa delgado rims. light, strong, and you can run a big ass tire on there.
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I have a somewhat similar dilemma. I have an extra set of Ksyrium Elites... I know that it may be ridiculous, but could I use them for a cyclocross frame that I'm thinking of building up?
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