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Mavic Open Pro rims(7 posts)

Mavic Open Pro rimssuperdog
Feb 1, 2003 5:20 PM
What's the difference between the Open Pro and the Open Pro CD rims? What does the CD stand for?
Forget it - I looked it up on Mavic's web site ( nm )superdog
Feb 1, 2003 6:22 PM
Remember it once mor - I can't looked it up on Mavic's web siteal0
Feb 2, 2003 11:01 AM

I'm not so looky and am unable to find thos information on Mavic site. Can you provide the exect link to page or descibe the difference here?
re: Mavic Open Pro rimsdelco
Feb 2, 2003 11:25 AM
the difference is the ceramic coating they put on the braking surface. that's what "cd" stands for.
re: Mavic Open Pro rimsmcteague
Feb 3, 2003 7:38 AM
Not exactly. There is an Open Pro CD AND an Open Pro CD/Ceramic. The CD is Mavic's hard anodizing process which many believe to be marketing hooey. The Ceramic coating helps with wet braking and making you replace your pads more often. The "plain" CD has dark sidewalls that look like crap as they get worn.

Tim McTeague
Cd=heavy. Ceramic=heavier. Go OP! nmSpunout
Feb 3, 2003 8:45 AM
CDCeramic=heavier. GREAT WET WEATHER WHEELS!atpjunkie
Feb 5, 2003 6:21 PM
yes heavier (but I'm not counting). use as a training, foul weather wheel. rode them in a century and was doing 50 plus in a light rainstorm and never worried about braking. (Traction yes, stopping no) a great wheel, works well for cyclocross as well. does wear out the pads faster (cause they grip more) but my first choice in a rainstorm.