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Rolf Vector vs. Mavic Cosmos(4 posts)

Rolf Vector vs. Mavic Cosmosrhino505
Jun 7, 2001 8:42 PM
I am looking for a relatively inexpensive wheelset for my bike and am debating which of the above to go with. Anybody out there have any advice? I am not an exceptional sprinter, but am a fairly good (light weight- 120 lbs.) climber, and I would like a wheelset to compliment my strengths. I have also seen the shimano R535's, but haven't heard any feedback on them nor seen any reviews. What do you guys (and gals) think?

Thanks,
Dave
Uh, neither.look271
Jun 7, 2001 8:47 PM
I don't know how much $$ you want to spend, but both the Rolf Vectors(cheap-about $250 a pr), and Shimano's are heavy. I suspect the same for the Cosmics, as they are a really aero wheel. If you want climbing hoops, go with heliums or even Ksyriums, or The Velomax wheels. With your weight (or lack there-of!), you could get the Ascents that are real light and aero.
re: Rolf Vector vs. Mavic CosmosCanidraftyou
Jun 7, 2001 9:44 PM
At 120 lbs it don't matter.

Peace out
re: Rolf Vector vs. Mavic CosmosLCRIII
Jun 8, 2001 7:09 AM
I am riding the COSMOS; not to be confused with the COSMIC. I am 190lb and have found the Cosmos to be a very good all around training wheel. I do notice a little flex on hard sprints or hard climbs but that is due to my weight. I think they are great for the money, $300.00 LBS, Mavic hubs, fairly light weight, good all around wheel.

My first choice for you would be to find a deal on a set of Heliums. I have several club members that train & race them and they are heavier than you. They love them. Mavic has discontinued them so you can get a set discounted.

Let us know,
LCR