|Shimano vs Mavic.||Dreamer|
Jan 15, 2002 4:44 AM
Looking for a wheelset now and was considering the Shimano R535,and Ultrgra hubs + DT spokes + Mavic CXP 33 rims. Is there a lot of weight difference between these two? Reliability? Easy to maintain? Cool factor has got to be the 535... :). Pls. enlighten me... thanks!
|re: Shimano vs Mavic.||weiwentg|
Jan 15, 2002 5:02 AM
|R535 = 105 hubs, 1900 gms.
if you want reliability ... I would go for the ultegra/CXP33s.
|Not even a contest!||cyclequip|
Jan 15, 2002 5:35 AM
|With a good build, the CXP's will perform streets better than the 535's. Next time out, have a close look at that Shimano rim - where the spoke attaches, and check out the warping of the rim caused by low spoke count/very high spoke tension. I know that the Shimano's are strong, but in a recent stage race we had difficulty truing them after normal rider abuse. The CXP's can also be built with high spoke tension, creating a stiff, strong wheel that will 'stand' for a long time and be heaps easier to maintain. And it'll be lighter.|
|Shimano for parts/Mavic for wheels||grzy|
Jan 15, 2002 8:38 AM
|This way you get the best of both.|
|Got that right!!!! nm||dzrider|
Jan 15, 2002 11:34 AM
Jan 15, 2002 8:04 PM
|Check out the rear wheel on the 535s, you have to remove the cassette or come up with an odd shaped spoke wrench to properly true them up. Russ|| |