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Need recommendation on a 30mm or deeper tubular rim(7 posts)

Need recommendation on a 30mm or deeper tubular rimSwat Dawg
Jan 22, 2004 5:38 PM
I have two dura ace hubs, the front is 28 holes and the rear is 32. I want to build up a set of strong tubular rims to use for cyclocross and crits. I want them to be deep so they'll shed mud when racing in CX mud. I thought about spending the coin to get zipps, but I have settled that they are out of the question considering my financial resources. So am looking for the next best thing. I have been looking around but have not been able to find a deep profile tubular rim. I was thinking about CXP's but don't know where to find them. So I guess the questio is two-fold. One, what are some good strong deep-section (not to expensive) tubular rims, and two, where should I shop to find them? Thanks

Swat Dawg
re: Need recommendation on a 30mm or deeper tubular rimseyboro
Jan 22, 2004 6:09 PM
Mavic CXP 30, Campagnolo Atlanta 1996, Ambrosio Focus (or, as they are now called 'FCS28) would all be good choices, although the Ambrosio does not come in a tubular.
The first two are often available via ebay. I bought a pair of CXP 30 there recently and found a pair of the Atlantas in the back of my LBS. You might need to ask around, check with different shops and suppliers, maybe place an ad on some retro-boards. Good luck hunting.
Fir makes oneclimbo
Jan 22, 2004 6:52 PM
Thanks for tips and another quick questionSwat Dawg
Jan 22, 2004 7:28 PM
I didn't realize the CXP-30's were a tubular version. The show up on ebay pretty often, there are just usually built up already. With regard to redrose imports, they don't list prices or ordering info, which makes me wonder if I can even purchase the wheels from them or do I have to go through my LBS. Thanks
Thanks for tips and another quick questionJuanmoretime
Jan 23, 2004 2:42 AM
Everyhting out there is "New old stock" NOS since Mavic has not made the CXP 30 in several years. They are excellent bombproof rims. I used a pair of them for several years and maybe in over 10,000 miles of riding had to touch up the truness of the rear wheel once or twice. I never trued the front after I built them up.

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Thanks for tips and another quick questionclimbo
Jan 23, 2004 5:41 AM
I didn't think CXP 30's came in tubular, you can check at But, as for the FIR rims, call Red Rose and you can find a dealer in your area, or search them on-line.

$5 off right now on this site.
FIRs - $55.- on nmseyboro
Jan 23, 2004 6:37 PM