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Mavic Cosmos vs. Mavic Open Pro/Dura Ace(3 posts)

Mavic Cosmos vs. Mavic Open Pro/Dura Acedmoulton
Sep 12, 2002 7:40 AM
Considering each of these for training/everyday wheels. Price seems about the same range. Open Pro/Dura Ace setup may be a bit lighter.

Advice???

Thanks.
re: Mavic Cosmos vs. Mavic Open Pro/Dura AceKEN2
Sep 12, 2002 8:27 AM
I have Cosmos on my road bike, Hugi hubs/Open Pros on the commuter which is a 'cross bike.

Can't really tell any difference, although I know the Hugi hubs are very light. The Cosmos rim and Open Pros are VERY similar, i.e. probably identical. I like the looks of the Cosmos, and the Mavic hubs seem very smooth. You can't go wrong with DA/Open Pro either.

I'd say price would be a factor for me... I got the Cosmos here in the States, mailorder from Totalcycling.com in England, for $218 US plus shipping, I think that was around $30 or so. They still have that price on their website, it's tough to beat. Lots of people on this board have ordered stuff from them with good experiences and quick service.
re: Mavic Cosmos vs. Mavic Open Pro/Dura AceBruno
Sep 12, 2002 9:14 AM
Get the cosmos. Same rim but less spokes. I'm really hard with the bike, weigh 180 and haven't had any problems with the Cosmos. Besides the black, rim, hubs and QR look good.