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Mavic Open Pro vs Rolf Vector Comp wheels(4 posts)

Mavic Open Pro vs Rolf Vector Comp wheelsTREKY
Nov 6, 2002 3:15 PM
I'm looking at a few wheelsets and would appreciate your opinions.I'm going to use them on the bike I will use for long trainimg rides and centuries.I'ts an 853 steel frame.The Open Pros will have Ultegra hubs. I'm still unsure as to the Vectors hubs.
Go with the Open Pros..DINOSAUR
Nov 6, 2002 3:45 PM
I've got both sets of wheels on different bikes. The Open Pros are pretty much bullet proof and easy to keep true. The Rolf Vector Comps are difficult to keep true due to the low spoke count and although these have been adequate wheels for the money, I would pass on them. Reason being is that Rolf does not supply these wheels for Trek anymore and if you need a rim replaced you will be hardpressed to find a replacement (been there done that). Also the VC's are not good in the wet, if you happen to get stuck in a rain shower. The recessed nipple chambers collect water and need to be drained, which requires pulling off the rim tape. If I got the VC's at a real good price (say $100.00) I'd consider them, but the Open Pros are better wheels all the way around IMHO....
Go with the Open Pros..Bill RHIT
Nov 6, 2002 7:28 PM
I second that.... I recently had the same decision. I went with 3X Open Pros on Dura Ace Hubs. The things that made up my mind was that I have a set of race wheels so the slight aero advantage of the VC is not important to me in training. Secondly, if training and you blow a spoke, you ride is over on the VCs, but you could make it home on the Open Pros. The weight on the two sets would probably be close as well. Most importantly, you'll have better hubs and wheels that can easily and readily be maintained... while finding a spoke to fit VC or a hub might be impossible in the coming years.

Best of Luck.
Another vote for OPTrekFurthur
Nov 7, 2002 5:52 AM
But, with the VC's weighing in at 1900gms, you could do up to 200gms better with the OP's, if that's a concern.