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I need a rim suggestion(7 posts)

I need a rim suggestionturtle
Oct 30, 2001 6:24 PM
I'm trying to decide which rims to use for road traing/cyclo-cross racing. My first two choices are mavic open pros and the cxp 33 which I hear are more durable (I weigh 185). Breaking surface (needs to be very durable) is also a consideration as I will be using these for cyclocross as well. I have a old set of reflex rims and would consider them again but looking at their web page they only list them in tublars and I want clinchers. Any suggestions?

Thanks in advance,

Open Pro...metonymy3
Oct 30, 2001 6:36 PM
I have zero experience with Cyclocross. Can you even use road rims with the wide knobby tires? Either way, out of those two, Open Pro all the way. The CXP33s have had their share of problems: truing, etc., but the Open Pros are bomb proof. Also, it doesn't seem you'd need an aero rim (CXP33) that much for 'cross.
Open Pro...turtle
Oct 30, 2001 6:49 PM
I mentioned the cxp 33 because they are possibly stronger due to their higher profile. At least I have heard that in theory.

Oct 30, 2001 9:57 PM
The cxp33 will be stronger and stiffer due to their profile. If you want a strong normal profile rim i would suggest the ambrosio excellence. The pros use these on the cobbles. They are slightly heavier (20 grams or so)than open pros, but in my humble opinion they are a little more durable also. I have ridden both.
Second that about AmbrosioBrian C.
Oct 31, 2001 10:56 AM
Our Town is heavy on industry with lots of truck traffic and difficult streets.
So far, my Ambrosio Excellights haven't required much truing.
Just a thought.
Oct 31, 2001 6:15 AM
The CXP is far stronger than the OP. Don't know where a previous poster got his story about CXP problems. For durability in your cyclo-cross - use the deeper section CXP - it's hardly a DEEP section anyway - a few mm's deeper than the OP.
Oct 31, 2001 7:44 AM
I have a set of the cxp33 wheels that have held up great. About 10,000mi and only had to true them once after a crash. I plan to build another set this winter with classic hubs and aero spokes to save a little weight. Velocity has a deep vee rim that is a little lighter, but I have had such good luck with the cxp I plan to stick with them.