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Mavic Open Pros on my new Specialized Pro SL??

Old 03-25-09, 12:22 AM
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Mavic Open Pros on my new Specialized Pro SL??

I got a great deal on the frame and put full Ultegra components on it, but all I have are some Mavic Open Pros and can't afford anything else. Am I going to get a "what is that guy thinking" or "nice wheels" ha ha.
I guess something is better than nothing at all.
Could I get buy with some mavic elites or fulcrum racing 3's?
I'm not a racer, so I guess I shouldn't worry much.
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open pros are proud. ride em that way.
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Originally Posted by silkywoods
Am I going to get a "what is that guy thinking" or "nice wheels" ha
Depends on who's looking at your bike.

If it's someone who thinks that only "those newer kinda wheels" are "nice" then the former.

If it's nearly anyone else, then the latter.

Originally Posted by silkywoods
Could I get buy with some mavic elites or fulcrum racing 3's?
I'm not a racer, so I guess I shouldn't worry much.
You can get by on any functional wheelset. Do you really worry?
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if it was me i wouldnt worry, but then i have sun m13II's laced to dura-ace hubs...
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You can more than "get by" on Ksyrium Elites.

You can also more than "get by" on Open Pros. You wouldn't believe the amount of carbon bikes with drops I pass on my training rides through the winter on this:
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Originally Posted by silkywoods
i'm not a racer, so i guess i shouldn't worry much.
this ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
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Originally Posted by silkywoods
I got a great deal on the frame and put full Ultegra components on it, but all I have are some Mavic Open Pros and can't afford anything else. Am I going to get a "what is that guy thinking" or "nice wheels" ha ha.
I guess something is better than nothing at all.
Could I get buy with some mavic elites or fulcrum racing 3's?
I'm not a racer, so I guess I shouldn't worry much.
this thread = "what is that guy thinking?"
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If you are embarrassed to be seen on those Open Pros at the Starbucks, I have a nice pair of Mavic CD4 wheels I can sell you cheap.
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Open Pros are a tried and true well respected wheel. They may not have the "bling" factor of Zipps, or other carbon wheels, but more than likely they will be running smooth longer than anything else you will own. I run a pair of Open Pro Ceramic CDs laced to Chris King hubs = BOMBPROOF .
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I was waiting for a jack***** post from Botto, and I got it! He bit. God this would be a better place without him!!
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Isn't it more fun having ho hum wheels and then crushing the souls of those you pass? Don't have a pair but I do run a pair of Mavic Aksiums that are cheap and bomber. Don't have to make any excuse for them. My legs are my excuse.
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Isn't it more fun having ho hum wheels and then crushing the souls of those you pass? Don't have a pair but I do run a pair of Mavic Aksiums that are cheap and bomber. Don't have to make any excuse for them. My legs are my excuse.
I use these as my everyday winter wheels. They will not break. Salt, sand, potholes, doors, nothing. Granted, they weigh 2Kg but they are like tanks. Ironically, they are more aero than my handbuilt DT R1.1 with 28/32.
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I just built up a set for my '07 5.2 madone, they are n.o.s. pair of anodized blue ones that match the bike, so they are extra schweet. I am a 240 lbs. guy wearing spendex and riding a road bike, if I cared what people thought this wouldnt be a good activity for me.
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I wouldn't be worried by Open Pros as a rim- but I would be disgusted if they were on a No-Name hub.
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Originally Posted by stapfam
I wouldn't be worried by Open Pros as a rim- but I would be disgusted if they were on a No-Name hub.
I always look at what hubs people are running when I pass them by and make sure to judge them accordingly.
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Originally Posted by kimconyc
I always look at what hubs people are running when I pass them by and make sure to judge them accordingly.
that's funny.

They are on Ultegra hubs
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Do you plan on riding the bike?
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I figure if my wheels keep my face from hitting the ground, and my clothes cover my nakedness, that is the limit of what another person should care about those things. Any other concerns another bike weenie may have about my choice of clothing or equipment can be taken up with his mental health provider.
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When I see someone riding a high-end frame with a workhorse, 32-hole wheelset like yours, I tend to assume that he (or she) is a serious cyclist who doesn't want to needlessly subject his (or her) delicate racing wheels to long, rough training rides.
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I have Open Pros on my $5k bike (Cervelo). I haven't had to true them in 3 years. Great wheel.
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Originally Posted by aloysius
When I see someone riding a high-end frame with a workhorse, 32-hole wheelset like yours, I tend to assume that he (or she) is a serious cyclist who doesn't want to needlessly subject his (or her) delicate racing wheels to long, rough training rides.
Exactly. 105 hub with a Open Pro says "Training wheel." I was considering these for my SL if that means anything. I just like the "traditional wheel" on a bike, I think it's sexy.
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Originally Posted by silkywoods
God this would be a better place without him!!
incorrect.
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Originally Posted by kimconyc
...they are more aero than my handbuilt DT R1.1 with 28/32.
How do you know the Aksiums are more aero? I know the Aksiums have fewer, bladed spokes but their rims look shallow and only slightly v-shaped.
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32 spoke OPs are so pro.

oh, how I lust over the wheels of the cobbled classics. (don't want tubs though)
way cooler than zipps.
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