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Mavic Cosmos Wheels?(6 posts)

Mavic Cosmos Wheels?HBPat
Jan 14, 2003 3:50 PM
Are these any good? I know that most people are going to suggest the standard three cross dura ace/Open Pro wheels but I am wondering if anybody has any experience with these.

I just got my new frame (KG 361) and am starting to put it together. I'm pretty set on Ultegra throughtout but not sure what I want to do with the wheels.
re: Mavic Cosmos Wheels?bugleboy
Jan 14, 2003 4:06 PM
Those are a good wheelset. Also the cane creek volos for $500 are very nice wheel set also.
Do a SEARCH for Mavic Cosmos Wheels? Lots of threads. n/mfracisco
Jan 14, 2003 4:07 PM
My experience.LEW
Jan 15, 2003 7:38 AM
This is what I wanted. A good set of all around wheels that would not break the bank; training, cat 4 racing. Current wheel set was open pro 32 spoke, ultegra. I really liked the Mavic hubs and the specs on the Cosmos. Also it was in my price range. ($300.00) Purchased a set and rode/raced them for a year. I could not tell any difference from the open pros and the front wheel would "creek" when I climbed. ( I race at 185lbs). I sent my ultegra hubs to Colorado Cyclist and had them rebuilt and laced with 32 spoke open pros (bomb proof), gave the cosmos to my wife (she loves them; rec. rider) and every body is happy. Now this is not a knock on the cosmos, I guess at 185 I was a bit heavy for the front wheel (24 spoke I think) I train with 2 guys that ride them and love them, both in the 160lb range. I guess it comes down to what you want out of your wheel set and for me it came down to durability first. I still lust for a light "race" wheel set, but I just can't justify that yet. Hope this helps & doesn't confuse.
If you don't mind used...Qubeley
Jan 15, 2003 11:25 AM
I would find a pair of used Heliums, they pop up on Ebay all the time, and decent price will be $250 a pair. You can occassionally get new ones.
I've experienced with several Mavic models, and Helium is definitely the best wheelset. I have the Ksyrium before, and the Helium share the same hub with Ksyrium, but much light because of the spokes. Silky smooth hubs and great acceleration. In fact, they were the ones the pros use before Ksyrium came out.
re: Mavic Cosmos Wheels?laffeaux
Jan 15, 2003 11:39 AM
They're a good reasonably priced wheel set. I picked up a pair on sale for $250 and have had them for a little over a year. I'm 170-175 pounds and other than needing to have them trued after the first 100 miles, they have been a good wheelset.