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MA 3's or Open Pro's...(3 posts)

MA 3's or Open Pro's...jrm
May 8, 2002 8:56 AM
MA 3's are so much cheaper then the Open Pro's but will they hold up? Im 185lbs and ride almost everything on my cross bike.

Any other suggestions?
re: MA 3's or Open Pro's...jason in nh
May 8, 2002 4:59 PM
both equally strong, OP is just lighter and actually alittle stronger. But think about this....riding everything on a cross wheel, therefore you will kill rims fairly fast, so then it is alot cheaper to replace.
Have bothmuncher
May 9, 2002 12:18 AM
at 210 lbs, and dishing out regular abuse, including a mixed XC commute on the MA3s, I can vouch for them both. Not had to true either in a year of hard riding (obviously well-build in the first place), not lost a spoke either - in short, both faultless.

Can I tell the difference in weight on the bike? Not at all. Only other difference is I think the OPs look a little nicer, esp in ceramic, but that's it.

I'd say you can't go wrong with either - get the ones that best suit your budget/taste.