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Mavic Rim Hierarchy

Old 12-07-09, 01:28 PM
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Mavic Rim Hierarchy

i've done the forum search, and there are a few posts with some references to specific builds, but i'd like to know what is the hierarchy of mavic rims? i just picked up a new to me 97 bianchi trofeo and the rear rim is mavic open pro aluminum. i know it's not the best or worst, but where does it fall amongst the other mavic rims?

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Old 12-07-09, 01:35 PM
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in it's day, open pros were the top of the line. Even today when I have wheels built for myself, I still go for open pros first. Not everyone agrees with that, but I have had good success with them.
 
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Open Pro is there best (hence the pro) box aluminum clincher.

https://www.mavic.com/road/products/rims_range.2.aspx
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There are better rims out there nowadays.

Kinlin
Ambrosio
Edge
IRD
etc.
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Open Pros are overrated and often blindly recommended. They are soft and were not designed with high dish wheels we see today. There are better rims out there. I recommend Kinlin or Velocity rims
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My understanding is the open pro has changed over the years so it kinda depends on when your rim was made. Still hard to go wrong with it. GL
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Is it possible to build Open pro with 1400g weight?
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not impossible but it will be expensive
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Originally Posted by nitropowered View Post
not impossible but it will be expensive
So what is the ballpark weight of Open pro wheelset with Ultegra or DA hubs perhaps.
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With DA probably 1500, ultegra 1600
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So what is the ballpark weight of Open pro wheelset with Ultegra or DA hubs perhaps.
Around 1570g +/-

My OP/DT Swiss 240s wheelbuild (28/32, radial front 2x rear, Sapim CX-Ray, alloy nipples) is 830g rear 690g front. This is without skewers or rim tape.

AFAIK, DA 7900 hubs are 379g for the pair (125g, 254g). DT Swiss 240s are 330g for the pair (108g, 222g).
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Is it possible to build Open pro with 1400g weight?
Yeah with something like Tune MIG 45 front Tune MAG 150 rear; that will get you sub 1400g, barely.

Most people don't get OP for their light weight, because they aren't.
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Originally Posted by kleinboogie View Post
My understanding is the open pro has changed over the years so it kinda depends on when your rim was made. Still hard to go wrong with it. GL
interesting.. is there a way to tell when they were made without dismantling the wheel? i'll look for a serial this evening and post a pic if i have time.
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Originally Posted by MDfive21 View Post
interesting.. is there a way to tell when they were made without dismantling the wheel? i'll look for a serial this evening and post a pic if i have time.
There's a serial number sticker on the inside of the rim for the newer Open Pros. Not sure about older (like more than 5 years) ones. If you have rim tape, you have to take it off to see the sticker.
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