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Has anyone heard of Mavic Reflex Clincher Rims?(10 posts)

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.
duhAl long
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...
Good luck,
slightly wrongfuzzybunnies
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 wrongmike 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 RimBreck
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.

over 15,000cwu
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.