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Old 07-02-08, 03:05 PM   #1
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Mavic CXP22+Formula, or Velocity Aero+Dimension?

(Yes, I searched and found nothing much on the velo aero+dimension combo )

I've narrowed my wheel choices down to two, surprisingly.

Choice #1: Mavic CXP22 rims laced to Forumla hubs for ~$165 after shipping.
Pros:
-I've read many things about the mavic cxp22s being a great, durable rim.
-All black ()
-Slightly cheaper option
Cons:
-Online purchase.. still going to have to get it tensioned/trued at LBS for ~$15

Choice #2: Velocity Aero rims laced to Dimension hubs for around $200, from my LBS
Pros:
-Dimension hubs higher quality than formula sealed (can anyone confirm/deny?)
-Bought from a local shop, they'll most likely tension/true for free, possibly throw on my cog/lockring without charge
Cons:
-More expensive
-Silver (I can manage..maybe )


Anyone care to share their $0.02 on my dilemma?
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Old 07-02-08, 03:09 PM   #2
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I'd say the Mavic with formula would be fine. Honestly Mavic rims are great and the Formula hubs will be just fine. Formula makes a ton of company's hubs. I have a set of Xero Lite XR1 wheels for my single speed bike and found out Formula makes the hubs, and i love them. I'd say save some cash and do the Mavics. I LOVE Velocity, don't get me wrong but you're right i have heard many good things of the Mavic CXP 22 rims.
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Old 07-02-08, 03:11 PM   #3
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mavic cpx22 for sure!
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Old 07-02-08, 03:15 PM   #4
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Dimension hubs and formula hubs are of negligable quality difference.
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Old 07-02-08, 03:16 PM   #5
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I have the Formula/Mavic set. I'd recommend them, but you will have to have them tensioned and trued. I see you've budgeted for that so you're good.
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So thats 3 for Mavic/forumla, and dimension hubs being of same quality as formula..

Anyone have any experience with the Aeros? I'm just curious at this point..

Looks like the mavics might win
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you won't necessarily have to get it trued at the lbs, in fact i very much doubt you'll have to..
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