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Mavic Open Pros versus CXP 33s(3 posts)

Mavic Open Pros versus CXP 33sveloboy
May 29, 2001 1:07 PM
I read this forum fairly frequently and don't remember seeing this conversation in the recent past. If we've already done this to death I appologize in advance.

I am looking to try my hand at building a wheelset. I have been riding a set of Dura Ace 32 hole nine-speed hubs laced three cross to Mavic Open Pro rims. I've got a few thousand miles on them and they are getting worn out. The hubs are in good shape, as are the flanges so I thought I would give it a go.

I have not been unhappy with the open pros but am wondering what the ride is like with the CXPs. They are comparable in price. I am 195 lbs, bunny-hop the potholes and railroad tracks I can, but don't always make it. I don't race much but still have to climb on every ride so weight is still a factor.

Would the CXPs offer anything the open pros don't and vice-versa? Anyone know of where to get the best deal on either?

Any thoughts on either would be appreciated. By the way, they don't neccessarily have to be Mavic, I have just always ridden their rims, both road and mountain, and have not had any serious complaints and they are the most readily available.


David Finney
re: Mavic Open Pros versus CXP 33sphilg
May 30, 2001 8:44 AM
Yeah, I had the same dilemma, which to choose out of those two. I went for the Open Pro's based on the fact that they were lighter (about 45g per wheel) and cheaper. No problems so far...
re: Mavic Open Pros versus CXP 33sJIGGLER
May 30, 2001 5:25 PM
I've had the cxp33's with chorus 10s hubs for a year now and love them. Damn strong wheels. I weigh 180+ and have had a major wreck on them... they stayed true! Not sure about the weight issue though. If I wanted to lose a few grams, I could just take a leak.