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mavic open pro cd surface wearing down?

Old 01-29-10, 06:33 AM
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mavic open pro cd surface wearing down?

I know it's supposed to be improved braking surface, but anyone getting their surface wearing down too fast? I've only owned the pair for 5 months and I can already start to see streaks. They're being used with dura ace pads.

If your surface is wearing down, please post time frame of the rims and pics if possible.
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It's common. The ceramic coating doesn't last that long. Not to worry, once you wear through it (other than looking like crap) it just brakes like a normal aluminum rim.

I've had a front OP CD rim for about 1000 miles or so and it's already showing some streaking.
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There have been reports of the ceramic coming off on just a few rides. Mavic's QC on ceramic coating is not up to snuff now a days
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In agreement with the other - it just doesn't last long. I had a pair of Open 4 CD rims streak withing the first year for sure. 18 years later they still have some coating left on them but are obviously streaked badly.

In all fairness I use them for cyclocross now.
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Yeah but, arent you supposed to use a ceramic compatable compound shoe? I dont think D/A/ qualifies as such. I have a pair of hoops that I used for 2 seasons, maybe 3 or 4000 miles on them. The ceramic is fine the problem is they didnt squeel as much as shreak (sp?) drove me nutz. I could get it to quiet somewhat but one rain ride and it was right back to shreaking. I finally liberated the hubs for some o.p.'s, enoughs enough. One good thing about it was I never had to tell anyone I was braking.
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