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King/Open Pro vs. Orion Comps - which would you get?(4 posts)

King/Open Pro vs. Orion Comps - which would you get?Uphiller
Jun 13, 2002 10:26 AM
Can get either within $10 cost of each other (under $400). What's the better set-up for training/racing long term. I ride in a hilly area on rough roads (expansion cracks every 20', gravel shoulders). The Kings are 32h laced with DT Revolutions 3x. Thoughts?
re: King/Open Pro vs. Orion Comps - which would you get?tj90
Jun 13, 2002 1:31 PM
My opinion is that the Orion Comps would be better. Actually I never rode those, but there is no way in the world that I would ride Open Pros again. Not sure if Mavic fixed the problem, but they are notoriusly bad for clicking at the weld joint. Especially if you are going to be hard on them the hubs will take it, the rims wont. I heard guys get around the click by drilling out the inner wall of the rim and gluing the metal joiner piece down. Apparently the click is due to metal movement inside the rim. Ive heard good things about the orion comps. You should check out www.velomax.com if you have not already.
tj90
re: King/Open Pro vs. Orion Comps - which would you get?DeOroRider1
Jun 13, 2002 4:51 PM
Velomax... I ride a set of Velomax Ascent Comps. This is the greatest wheelset ive ever ridden and they are very similar to the orions. I will recomend VELOMAX ANYDAY..
not to be a wet blanket...weiwentg
Jun 13, 2002 6:40 PM
but the spokes - if they break - tend to break at the hub flange. when this happens, the threaded end is terribly difficult to get out. this seems to be more of a problem with the Ascent Comps, and their lower spoke count. I base that judgement on the reviews. as long as you're not a 500lb gorilla, the Orions should be fine. I would likely get the Orions, but then I like botique wheels.