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Old 07-06-05, 10:37 AM   #1
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Mavic Crossland for a heavy rider?

Wondering about the strength of a set of Mavic Crosslands. I'm a heavier guy (235#), but not an extreme rider (no major drops or hucks - just some XC and single track). The price is right, but only 24 spokes for a guy my size?
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I had a pair of Mavic Crossrides, and since these have not been keen to by a full mavic build again. I would always get mavic rims, but build them on a Shimano or Hope hub. The reason I say this is because on mine the way the spokes were laced into the hub (Radial on the front and crossed but still straight on rear) meant that replacements were tricky to get, and the wheels had to be sent away to be fitted. Maybe I could have done it myself but the front spokes actually disappeared into the hub and I didn't fancy trying it. Also the spoke nipples were threadlocked making it very hard to tru the wheel when it got slightly bent. And finally the rear has always been slightly out of dish.

As far as I know the Crosslands are more expensive than the Crossrides (which I don't think you can get anymore) and may not hve the same problems. Nonetheless, I've been put off.
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