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Old 12-08-06, 03:04 PM
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jst0076
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On one of my old bikes I used to have some Mavic Crossrides. I don't know if they're still made but they were the cheapest full mavic build at the time, and they have put me off factory build. They were a pain to tru, as when turning the spoke key the whole spoke seemed to twist rather than tighten or loosen. They also looked like it would be a pain to replace spokes but I never had to try.

Since those I have always ran XT hubs with DT spokes and Mavic Rims (521 or 517).

My two new bikes which are hopefully arriving early next year will both have mavic rims (321 & 717) on Hope Pro II hubs with DT spokes. I have no doubts that I will be happy with those combinations...
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