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New WheelsetImmarocker
Apr 30, 2003 3:58 AM
Anyone offer me a little direction. I am lost with all the choices and am trying to upgrade from my Mavic Reflex Clinchers / Chorus. I am riding a Colnago Super with Chorus 9. I ride faithfully and get about 2500 miles in a season. Just looking to enhance the ride a bit.

I have the following options in the $300 price range.

Protons with Chorus.
Moshva 80's with Chorus.
Open Pro with Record.

or is there something just a bit higher in price to consider?

Thanks for the help.
Nice-bulletproof!the bull
Apr 30, 2003 1:51 PM
Open pro with record!
May 1, 2003 4:16 AM
Hey Bull,
Thanks for the reply, it is greatly appreciated!

I was also thinking of Mavics cxp33's with the record.

Any thoughts out there.

Thanks Immarocco
CXP's are tough, but heavier.jw25
May 1, 2003 7:44 AM
I've got wheels built with Reflex clinchers (the precursor to Open Pros - same profile, but not welded, IIRC) and another set with CXP-33's.
The Reflex set are training wheels, since they're built on 105 hubs from a few years ago, and they're fine. I true them once a year, but they're never off by much. They take the potholes without complaint, and basically work like the good standard they are.
The CXP's are on my "nice" wheels, American Classic Ultralight/Micro, 32 14/17 Sapim Lasers, and alloy nips - not superlight, not super aero, but reliable, durable, and light. I've only had these for 2 years, but the ride seems a little stiffer, due to the rim shape. I went with the CXP's since I was using such skinny spokes all around, and didn't want extra flex. Seemed to work, but I'm around 150 lbs, so it might not matter that much.
Basically, both are nice rims, with the strength edge going to the CXP's, but the weight edge to the OP's.
Rode some CXP 33 before.the bull
May 1, 2003 9:05 AM
While being heavy they were aero!These were radial laced in frt axd radial/2x or 3x crossed in rear(I cant rember).
Felt good once I was going.Not sure how durable they are but I hear they are strong.
Rode some CXP 33 before.Immarocker
May 1, 2003 7:22 PM
Thanks for the feedback. I have reflex clinchers now and they have been very good to me, but I want to try something a little different so I have gone with the CXP33 with record. Can't wait to ride.
You'll be happy.the bull
May 2, 2003 3:13 AM
Who did you get to build them up for you?
good choiceinallston
May 2, 2003 3:42 AM
I have CXP33 with Chris King and DT Swiss 14/15. I love them. They're bombproof, especially at my weight (192).
Is Colorado Cyclist a good choiceImmarocker
May 2, 2003 5:08 PM
I had CC do them. Ended up costing @ $ 350 delivered.

Record Hubs
Mavic CXP33

Can't wait.
yes they built lots of wheels for me!the bull
May 2, 2003 7:28 PM
They do a good job even though now I build my own!I had them build mouintain wheels for me when I first started riding.No problems!One of the best wheelbuilds out there.
Unless you get a newbie!But I would think they make them practice on the shimmano stuff first!