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Old 01-08-09, 04:47 PM
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Mavic Recall

I just read on the Mavic site of a general manufacturer recall on all Mavic R-Sys front wheels.

It says: 'STOP USING THE R-SYS FRONT WHEELS IMMEDIATELY'

Replacement wheels will be offered for free starting 3/31/09. For the inconvenience Mavic will offer a set of Aksium wheels for the R-Sys owner to keep after the replacement wheels are shipped.

http://www.mavic.com/road/news/news.762.aspx
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Old 01-08-09, 06:53 PM
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Dang. I read somewhere that they had fixed the R-Sys problems already. I guess not.
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Originally Posted by gpelpel View Post
It says: 'STOP USING THE R-SYS FRONT WHEELS IMMEDIATELY'
Come on, Mavic, quit being so vague and wishy-washy. Are they safe to use or not?!
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I still love them. I love Windows Vista too. I'm just full of love for all flawed things.
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I still love them. I love Windows Vista too.
What you have isn't contagious, is it?
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This sucks, I have a set of r-sys wheels I am riding right now that I honestly love. I feel nervous riding them now, but I don't want to ride around on a cheap aksium wheel for the next three months.
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I love mine too. Vista????.... I am glad I am a Mac user.
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Who could be nervous riding these?
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Who could be nervous riding these?
The above photo is well documented as well as another sequence from another race. Both were the results of major contact; this one with a road cone/separator, the other with pedals.
It is assumed that most wheels would have failed in these circumstances but may be not, who knows. Anyway Mavic acknowledges a possible failure with some type of contacts that should not be a problem. Will see...
Sven Nys still uses the R-Sys in cross races, he is not doing too bad.
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The above photo is well documented as well as another sequence from another race. Both were the results of major contact; this one with a road cone/separator, the other with pedals.
It is assumed that most wheels would have failed in these circumstances but may be not, who knows. Anyway Mavic acknowledges a possible failure with some type of contacts that should not be a problem. Will see...
Sven Nys still uses the R-Sys in cross races, he is not doing too bad.
It's probably totally wrong, but my intuition is that metal wheels would be more likely to stretch/bend/deform and carbon more likely to snap & catastrophically fail.

Then again I am on a carbon frame, so my worries are somewhat hypocritical!
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Yikes, these things have carbon fiber spokes?! File this recall under "duh," I guess.

*glares at the carbon fiber fork on his new bike*
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Don't rush to bring your wheel to the dealers yet. My local one learned about the recall from me yesterday, called Mavic US today, and was told that Mavic US doesn't have the details yet about how to handle the problem.
The announcement was made by the French headquarters (those darn Frenchies ) before even informing their own distributors.
According to my dealer a recall process requires some bureaucratic handling in the US that requires some kind of government approval.
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