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Shimano vs Mavic.(6 posts)

Shimano vs Mavic.Dreamer
Jan 15, 2002 4:44 AM
Hi

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 wheelsgrzy
Jan 15, 2002 8:38 AM
This way you get the best of both.
Got that right!!!! nmdzrider
Jan 15, 2002 11:34 AM
definately mavicfuzzybunnies
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