|Has anyone heard of Mavic Reflex Clincher Rims?||Poulidor|
Apr 6, 2001 7:13 AM
|I just bought a used bike (Bianchi EL/OS) with rims that had the Mavic Reflex stickers on the rims. They have the blue anodized finish, the machined sidewalls and the ceramic treatment. I just assumed they were tubular rims, given the reflex stickers, but when I took off the tire, they appear to be clincer rims with clincher tires and tubes.
Do these rims just have the wrong stickers on them or am I the only person who has never heard of Mavic Reflex clinchers?
Apr 6, 2001 7:42 AM
|Reflex is essentially the predecessor of and is basically the same as Open Pros (minimal, very slight difference in rim profile), came in both tubie and clincher|
Apr 6, 2001 12:11 PM
|Thanks for the help.|
Apr 6, 2001 2:24 PM
|I also have these rims on one of my bikes. It's a good idea to check around the eyelets for cracks, as some posters have told me these rims are prone to this condition...
Apr 7, 2001 6:50 PM
|While the reflex is the predecessor and has a similar profile they are completely different rims. Reflexs are about 40g lighter a rim and are made of a softer weaker alloy. The open pros were created because of this problem. Though it really isn't much of a problem since most of the ones I've seen had the seam go before the eyelets and had 1000's of miles on them. I've had mine for 2 years and I don't know how many miles, also been rebuilt twice. TTFN|
|slightly wrong||mike mcmahon|
Apr 7, 2001 7:30 PM
|My rear Reflex clincher has about 25,000 miles on it and it's still working.|
|what part of the word BASICALLY don't you get?||jeez|
Apr 8, 2001 4:35 AM
|re: Has anyone heard of Mavic Reflex Clincher Rims?||SteveB|
Apr 8, 2001 7:53 AM
|I had 2 sets of these rims, both rears self-destructed, one after roughly 2,000 miles, the other with 4,000 miles. Both were laced DT 14/15 on Ultegra.
The rim was notorious (2-3 years ago) for having the eyelets pull thru the rim and for a while Mavic replaced under warrenty with Open Pro's, as they did with me.
|Mavic Reflex 700 Road Rim||Breck|
Apr 8, 2001 10:10 AM
|If recall correctly these first appeared about late 1994/ early 1995 for improved braking. The side walls were machined after anodizing with a fine concentric line pattern. It may have been marketed as Reflex SUP + UB. The seam was welded. Two piece stainless steel eyelet; available in 28, 32, and 36 hole drilling. The target weight was 430 grams. |
Apr 10, 2001 11:29 AM
|Yes it is model before the open pro.
I had 15,000 miles on my rear before I slid out @ 30+ down hill.
They probably would have made over 20k. Built by Wheelsmith.
These should last you quite a while.