|cxp 33 or open pro...cant decide||ishmael|
Dec 7, 2002 9:19 AM
|new single speed on the way..price is an issue and the 33's are around 50bucks more...I'm 150 and ride about 300 a week..getting either in 32..I'm sure they are both good but is the money worth it..|
|OPs, or maybe aeroheads, or maybe Sun Venus||weiwentg|
Dec 7, 2002 1:03 PM
|at 150, you probably don't NEED the extra strength of a CXP33. if you do want a deeper section, you might consider Sun Venus. you may also wish to consider the Velocity Aerohead, which is a few grams lighter than the OP, and has an aero section (but no eyelets, which probably means no alloy nipples).|
|alloys with Aeroheads are fine.||jw25|
Dec 9, 2002 7:45 AM
|I'd agree, at 150, you don't need the 33's, and any difference in aerodynamics will be very slight.
I'd opt for the Aeroheads - they're light, strong, and I've been running a set of Aeroheats built with alloy nipples on my MTB for a year, with no problems. Just be sure to grease the nipple seats well.
Check the reviews, too. I think the Venus had some cracking problems early on, which may have been resolved. The Sun Assault might be good, too.
|OPs, or maybe aeroheads, or maybe Sun Venus||tmac13|
Dec 9, 2002 11:10 AM
|I run Velocity Fusions (no eyelets, 25mm) with alloy nipples, no problems. I think Velocity makes a great rim. My experience with Mavic is that they are overrated.|
|re: cxp 33 or open pro...cant decide||WHIZZard|
Dec 7, 2002 4:37 PM
|I would probably go with the open pro. I have a pair and they're pretty rugged (had 14K miles on the pair before these). I also have a pair of the Sun Venus. The Sun rims are nice, but they have single eyelets, and mounting tires on 'em is a friggin nightmare. Someone is bound to mention the "open pro click" but I haven't experienced it with either set I've owned. Excel has the blue 32H open pros on sale for $38.88 right now, if it matches your bike it's a heck of a good deal.|
|It's choice that is the perpetual problem||Jofa|
Dec 8, 2002 3:08 PM
|Any of those rims mentioned can be made into as durable a wheel as any of the others. Pick the ones you like the look of best, or the cheapest, and divert your attention into having them built well.
|re: cxp 33 or open pro...cant decide||DINOSAUR|
Dec 10, 2002 7:34 AM
|I weigh 200 and use OP's 32 front and rear with no problems. In a perfect world I'd run CPX33's rear and a OP 32 front. But it all depends on who builds your wheels. The owner of my LBS is a big guy (a lot heavier than me) and he uses OP 32's. I would think at your weight and for a single speed OP's would be fine.....|| |