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Shimano535, or mavic cxp-33, recomendations?(6 posts)

Shimano535, or mavic cxp-33, recomendations?Raidermike
Nov 5, 2001 11:55 PM
I am a mtn biker, and have just bought my first road frame that I am going to build up while recovering from ACL reconstruction surgery. I am looking at the shimano 535 16 spoke whel, or the Mavic cxp-33 w/ ultegra hubs. I am 6'3" and weigh 180lbs, I want something strong that I wont have to constantly true. Any other suggestions?
re: Shimano535, or mavic cxp-33, recomendations?DrD
Nov 6, 2001 5:00 AM
I think it depends on what you are spending on the 535's - if it's full retail ($299), then you would probably be better served with something else - you could get a wheelset built with DA hubs and CXP-33's or Open Pro's from Col cyclist for around $300 - less if you go with Ultegra hubs instead. I am about your size (6'3", 210lbs) and ride a DA/Cxp-33 wheelset which has been reasonably trouble-free.

Also - I have seen the 535 wheelset on sale for $219 (Cambria) - so shop around if you are looking at spending more!
re: Shimano535, or mavic cxp-33, recomendations?VictorChan
Nov 6, 2001 6:19 AM
Yeah, DA hubs with OpenPro rims are better, stronger, and lighter.
wheels and kneesRS
Nov 6, 2001 9:47 AM
I think the advice on DA hubs with Mavic Open Pros sounds good. Now I have some questions for you. I ride mtb too and am scheduled for surgery next week. So I would love to know a few things. When did you have surgery? What graft did you use - auto-pattelar, auto-semitendonous, allograft? How long before you are on stationary bike and then out on the road? Any info would be greatly appreciated.

Good Luck!
wheels and kneesRaiderMike
Nov 6, 2001 12:23 PM
I had a patellar tendon autograft because it is affixed at each end with bone, the hamstring, or achilles graft which is an easier rehab, and almost as strong doesnt have the bone to bone affixation, so the first few months there is a chance of the graft slipping at the mounting point, I think this is rare, and have nothing against them but I just wanted the extra strength of the patellar tendon graft. I had a meniscal repair where they stitched up my torn meniscus instead of removing it so I was in an imobilizer for 6 weeks with no closed chain exercises bike riding, squats, etc while the repair healed so I was unable to ride the bike until 6 weeks post op, (I am now 7 weeks post op). Most people can get on the stationary bike when they get enough flexion to spin around which I think is about 110 degrees. I am going to wait until 4 or 5 months post op to ride outside because of all the other factors spds, traffic, crashes etc. But that is just me being cautious, because I dont want to go through this again. Despite being in the immobilizer I regained full flexion, and 3 degrees hyper extention at 5 weeks. I guess my best advise is to start your post op flexion, extention, and strength exercises as soon as you can post op, because your quads will atrophy almost immediately, ( mine lost 4 inches in circumference in about 5 days). There is a ACL message board at that is the best source of acl recon info on the web. It has been great for me.
wheels and kneesRS
Nov 6, 2001 3:53 PM
Thanks for the information. I have done a lot of research too. I am somewhat limited in my choice of graft. I have used my hamstring for biceps reconstruction and I have osgood-schlatter in bad knee so doc doesnt want to use my own patellar. I will have patellar allograft so I will get the bone-tendon-bone but it may take a little longer for the tendon to revascularize (sp?). I may have meniscus repaired rather than removed. I want to keep as much as possible. Thanks again for the info and good luck!