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Anyone build with Mavic Open Elite on his c&v?

Old 08-20-20, 12:01 PM
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Anyone build with Mavic Open Elite on his c&v?

If you have built wheels with Open Elite rims or if you have these rims on your vintage bike, can you post a pic here? I'd like to see the rear rim with drivetrain (or similar) to give me an idea of what they look like.
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Give me a few weeks, just got my rims in today.
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Did you finish, @Dylansbob?

If so, can you post a wide, drive-side pic showing the rim label?
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Here are a couple with Open Elite rims. Great rims, build up nice and true, highly recommended.


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Your E. Merckx Century has "keeper" written all over it!

Oddly enough, same color as mine, not to mention both your Davidson and Merckx appear to be identically sized to mine!
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I still haven't built mine. The batch of spokes I found in my stash turned out to mislabeled and I've just never gotten around to sorting through everything.

I hadn't decided whether to remove the labels or not, fairly unobtrusive for a modern sticker.


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They are nice and I wish I had purchased more. I built up two sets and I have another set waiting for a project. If I remember right NDS & front wheel was 298 spoke length, DS was 296. That's 32h, 3x, 1056 & 4600 Shimano hubs. Rims weigh 490 grams each.





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I bought a lightly used set of Phils laced to Mavic Open Sports a few years ago, I might be wrong but I think the Sport is what the Elite used to be called....

Regardless, they ride very well and don't look too out of place on my old Cinelli

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Thanks, all!

I think this rim weighs only 30g more than the Sun m13ii, which doesn't sound like enough of a difference to be factored into a decision between the two.
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Originally Posted by SurferRosa
Thanks, all!

I think this rim weighs only 30g more than the Sun m13ii, which doesn't sound like enough of a difference to be factored into a decision between the two.
If the weight difference is really that small, I'd definitely go for the extra width of the Open Elite.
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