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Mavic CXP33's?

Old 05-03-04, 10:38 AM
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Mavic CXP33's?

My main wheels have developed some potentially fatal bends.

Anyone had experience with Mavic CXP33's?

Other recommendations for strong wheels are gratefully accepted.

Thanks everyone!
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Old 05-03-04, 11:54 AM
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nice profile, but the cxp33s don't have spoke eyelets , dn the rims tend to fill with water and grit in bad weather.

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I'm not sure how strong they are; I cracked my rear CXP33 near a nipple after only 18 months. It was roughly a one inch crack along the rim. I don't know how it happened; i didn't crash, or slam into a big pothole that i could recall. I was probably 190lbs at the time.

Shame, I really liked them. They are nice and stiff, and light enough for a deepish rim, but I don't think I'll buy any more. I like the look of the new DT RR 1.1 https://www.dtswiss.com/index.asp ,
 
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dont recommend them at all. i weigh 120 pounds and broke 3 spokes within a month..
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Thanks everyone!

You may have saved me a lot of hassle.
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I'm over 200 and I've been on mine for 4 years and they haven't even needed truing. I don't go offroad a whole lot but these have been great. The only problem is a bump in one rim caused by a dive into a pothole. That was my fault though, not the rim's.
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Originally Posted by MKRG
I'm over 200 and I've been on mine for 4 years and they haven't even needed truing. I don't go offroad a whole lot but these have been great. The only problem is a bump in one rim caused by a dive into a pothole. That was my fault though, not the rim's.
If you want a 'road' width, bullet-proof rim, I own some Mavic CXP30s and some Rigida DP18s that I don't think I could bust if I tried. They are very heavy at ~570 to 590g, rim only (I now only use them on the rear for training), but they both are 30mm deep, so they're super stiff too.

I don't think the Mavic CXP30 is available anymore but the Rigida is, and there's a few other companies that make a strong, 30mm deep rim.......Velocity is one that springs to mind.
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While we're on the subject of rims, what's a good rim for wide-a$$ tyres? Anything from a 35c to a 2" 29er tyre. I'm gonna build up a cross bike type thing, and I have no idea what rims to fit. How wide should a rim be to take a 1.5-2" tyre anyway?
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Thanks for the advice, everyone.

I ordered a pair of Mavic Open Pros from cyclocrossworld.com. If all goes according to plan, they'll show up today!
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WTB Speed Master rims are design for 700x35c tires. You can find them at www.Bikeman.com
I built them this year for my hybrid bike which I use for trail riding and road use. Love them, strong and light. I have a friend who also uses these rims and at 200 lbs. he has jumped off curves with them and ponced on trails without losing true. I ride the trails quite often and haven't trued the rims yet.

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