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Mavic Rims(3 posts)

Mavic RimsripSRV
Aug 9, 2002 9:40 AM
Are the open pro CERAMIC CD rims worth the extra $25.00 each vs the reglar CD anodized rims?

What's the best price available on 32 hole and 36 hole rims out there?
Ceramic "advantages"Kerry
Aug 9, 2002 4:26 PM
Ceramic rims mostly offer better braking performance in wet conditions. At the same time, they chew up your brake pads. Unless you are consistently having wet weather braking problems, they offer nothing to you. IME, while the braking is poorer in wet weather, it doesn't mean anything because you have less traction as well, so it balances out. Over the years, most people who have invested the money in ceramic rims have done it for the flash factor, and then they start on a quest for a brake pad that will last when used with the rims.
Ceramics heavier, withstand water/grit when braking...Mr Good
Aug 10, 2002 10:01 AM
Not worth it unless you ride in the rain all the time, then you might want 'em. They don't make any magical difference in braking power, they just last longer--the ceramic coating stands up to the grit that gets between rims and brake pads in the rain.