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Mavic Carbone Pro: Experiences

Old 07-20-07, 11:14 PM
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Mavic Carbone Pro: Experiences

I'm thinking of buying this wheelset on monday. Would anybody with experiences good bad or otherwise care to share what they know about these wheels?

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Old 07-20-07, 11:35 PM
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Originally Posted by brianappleby View Post
I'm thinking of buying this wheelset on monday. Would anybody with experiences good bad or otherwise care to share what they know about these wheels?

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I've heard that these, like the Shimano DA carbons, aren't the lightest, but they are FAST, smooth, and very durable. The Pro's, being the tubular version, are a LOT lighter than the clinchers, but still retain the Mavic durability. Great wheels for rolling RR's and crits.
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Old 07-21-07, 10:53 PM
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"Heavy" - but "Mavic-ally" good.

Save up for the Ultimates - 1185g, but avoid dogs
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Old 07-22-07, 05:05 PM
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are you looking tubular or clincher?

the tubulars are great. very aero... durable... and not that heavy. there's only a nominal (a couple grams) difference between these and my old ESs. i use them as "race wheels" if the course is rather flat and long.

the clinchers are- in my opinion... crap. all they are is a normal wheel with a carbon "fairing" laced to it. take a look at them. squeeze the carbon airfoil. its light and chintzy. making the whole thing just a plain old aluminum rim with a (some might say) cosmetic fairing.

the tubulars are a completely different wheel set. the airfoil is part of the construction.

the clinchers can be found ANYWHERE with almost ANY name brand stickered to the side.
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carbone pro = tubular

carbone SL or Carbone premium = clincher

I'm looking at the tubular wheels. While i agree with the chintzy-ness of the carbon fairing on an open pro style rim, it doesn't make the wheel any less aero.

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Forget about the fact that they are just a fairing mated to a rim. The fact is, they are a damn fast wheelset that hold their speed very well on both rolling and flat courses.
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