Aug 27, 2003 1:12 AM
|building a set of road wheels for my mountain bike and i was thinking of using cxp33's. anyone out there have any other recomendations. i weigh 170lbs. and i'll be pulling a trailer with about 40lbs. of gear.|
|re: mavic cxp33||WOY|
Aug 27, 2003 5:27 AM
|I have a set of CXP33 on my road bike with Hugi 240s. I come from a mountain biking background and I would think if you want to build a set of road wheels for a MTB they would be perfect! They are plenty strong although a touch heavy.
|Unless I'm missing something, CXP33 will not fit a MTB. (nm)||TFerguson|
Aug 27, 2003 5:39 AM
|would 650s fit? (nm)||ColnagoFE|
Aug 27, 2003 7:13 AM
|I've seen it (sort of)||pitt83|
Aug 27, 2003 7:47 AM
|A guy had 650's laced to XT hubs. Don't even ask what spoke length or type he used. He had them on a Rocky Mtn rigid honed down in weight. Set up was for Mt. Washington race. Not bad if you can get the franken-bike light enough!|
|650s are about 1 cm larger...||TFerguson|
Aug 27, 2003 10:20 AM
|could rim brakes be adjusted that far?
|I just took a 700c and popped it in a Super Light...||TFerguson|
Aug 27, 2003 10:38 AM
|on the front with a tire mounted and it fits fine. It looks as though you could get a cm of adjustment out of the rim brakes for a 650c, I don't have one to try. If that works, or you have disk brakes, a set of CXP-33s laced to the same hubs used for your MTB would be a great set up.
|Maybe they can if used with discs........||DaveLobster|
Aug 27, 2003 8:51 AM
|Recently Mavic introduced a product call "Speedcity" wheels. They are 700c rims laced to disc compatible mountain hubs. They are for mountain bikes, but take road bike tires. Bicycling Magazine reviewed them a month or so ago.
Supposedly, if you take the rim brakes out of the equation, you can fit 700c rims onto "most" disc-braked mountain bike frames. I guess that the overall diameter of the tire itself is close enough to work. Check it out at: http://www.bicycling.com/gear/review/0,5072,4808,00.html?category_id=361&article_type_id=63&family_id=124 or http://www.mavic.com/servlet/srt/mavic/asph-prod_fiche?produitsid=82&textnum=1&lg=uk.