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Which wheel? Mavic CXP30 or Shimano R535?(4 posts)

Which wheel? Mavic CXP30 or Shimano R535?Joel_T
Feb 17, 2002 11:21 AM
Hi there,
I'm looking for a good all-around road wheel , and I want aerodynamics & low weight.
I saw the Mavic CXP30 & the Shimano R535, both at about the same price range.
Can anyone recommend any of the above (over the other)?

re: Which wheel? Mavic CXP30 or Shimano R535?pa rider
Feb 17, 2002 3:06 PM
Hi Joel. To decide which wheel to buy comes down to two things. How much are you willing to spend? If you break a spoke on a 60+ mile ride, will you be able to get home?

I bought a set of 2002 Kryzium wheels SSL because of the reliability. A little expensive for me, but hey I had to spend my tax refund on something. I go with the Mavics.

My LBS, who sold me the Kryziums, said the Shimano R535 aren't too reliable and your SOL if you break a spoke. My friend broke a spoke on his Kryszium, after 15,000 mile of riding, and got home ok.

They also told me that the trek Rolf wheels are the same wheel model as the Shimano R535.

Hope this helps
Maybe neitherKerry Irons
Feb 17, 2002 4:27 PM
You can get Velocity Aerohead/Dura Ace for $290 from Colorado Cyclist, $209 with Ultegra. Neither the CXP30 nor the R535 will give you any significant advantage over the Aerohead wheel, but both will cost more. If you're TTing and want max speed, none of these does it for you. One advantage to the CC wheels is that they can easily be repair by you (or any decent LBS), if needed.
I paid $180 shipped for my R535'sRaiderMike
Feb 17, 2002 9:17 PM
I bought them from for $160 plus shipping. The place is in Ireland, but it only took 6 days to get them. I am 195lbs and have a few hundred miles on them and they have been great so far. I saved alot of money over buying a handbuilt wheelset, and I bought a few extra spokes from my lbs so I have spares.