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Mavic Open Pro question (slight rant).(11 posts)

Mavic Open Pro question (slight rant).Quack
Jun 18, 2002 12:46 PM
I'll apologize in advance if I offend any Open Pro worshippers out there. After seeing a steady flow of Open Pro posts relating to OPs and clicking, why are these rims still lusted after in custom wheelsets? I built up one set of wheels with OPs and will never use the rims again. One of the two rims started clicking after only 300 miles. Oil the eyelets(joke band-aid fix), still clicks. Adjust tension slightly at the rim joint, still clicks. Lace the same rim up to a Dura-Ace hub with brand new spokes, still clicks. Change the rim out with a Sun ME14A, only the wind through spokes can be heard. 2000 miles on the Suns and still no click.

My questions: How many of you out there think these rims are overpriced and absolutely suck? Why do you think people consider them to be the only other choice next to boutique wheels?
You are so right!SGrouts
Jun 18, 2002 1:04 PM
Mavic must do something.

Ditto: You are so right!tj90
Jun 18, 2002 2:12 PM
The clicking sucks and cant believe people put up with it. It took me so long to track the problem down just to find out that others suffer the same issue. The first time I brought it up in the bike shop, the five guys that were in there started laughing. They taught me the fix that causes the problem, but I refuse to build another wheel with them. I should not have to take a drill to a new wheelset! I have never heard of the problem with CXP rims (CXP 30, 33 or 21). In fact, Im running older CXP30 (deep aero profile) - real pigs of a wheelset, but at least they are quiet and allows me to focus on the purring of the chain thru the derailluer.
re: Mavic Open Pro question (slight rant).Chen2
Jun 18, 2002 2:34 PM
How old are your clicking Open Pro's? I built two sets of wheels early this year and they are totally quiet. I wonder if MAVIC has fixed the problem, I've seen some forum posts that suggest that they have. Or maybe I just haven't put enough miles on mine yet. I've got several hundred miles on one set and so far so good.
re: Mavic Open Pro question (slight rant).Tarantula
Jun 18, 2002 3:52 PM
I guess I support the "Mavic has made a change" theory. I have a set that was purchased and built in mid-April. They have about 1,700 miles on them with no clicking noises. Or is it just luck?
And Mavic Rep. act as if he has no idea what your talking about!Canidraftyou
Jun 18, 2002 10:17 PM
I was a sucker two times for Mavic Open Pro's, Ultegra once and then Dura Ace the last time. Im a large framed guy, but my buddie is not, and his wheels along with both of mine started between 1500/2000. THEY SUCK!!! The only thing that did help some was triflow, triflow and more triflow state with where the spokes touch one another and then everwhere else.

"Dont be a sucker twice"

G. Smith
How much do your Sun ME14As weigh?Leisure
Jun 19, 2002 12:14 AM
I'm very serious about rebuilding my wheels with Sun, as I have them on my mtb and LOVE them to pieces. Didn't much like Mavic's mountain rims.
Factory spec says 420g.Quack
Jun 19, 2002 6:00 AM
Factory spec says 420g. I haven't actually weighed them.
Never had a problemmuncher
Jun 19, 2002 12:38 AM
My OPs are bomb proof, and have never clicked once in 3 years. I wonder if it's a build quality issue?
10 k on a set and no clicks here (nm)grandemamou
Jun 19, 2002 5:59 AM
Rebuild Ready This EveningB2
Jun 19, 2002 11:10 AM
Well I've been through pretty much the same thing. The wheel is about a year old and I've tried oil, more tension, less tension and had two shops try to get the problem fixed to no avail. I finally brought the wheel back in to have rebuilt with new spokes and nipples. It will be ready to pickup this evening. Man I hope it works.

This same wheel was repalced under warranty a year ago. One of the eyelets cracked. I super glued it and the clicking stopped. Maybe I should have kept that one instead?