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Cosmic Equipe/Elite...feedback?(5 posts)

Cosmic Equipe/Elite...feedback?mass_biker
Jan 23, 2003 8:22 AM
Anyone with first hand experience with these wheelsets? Sniffing around for a durable, trouble-free wheelset that are aero and at first glance, they seem to fit the bill.

Thanks

MB
re: Cosmic Elitescyclopathic
Jan 23, 2003 8:45 AM
I have a pair '98 and they've been very good. Comparing to 32 spoked wheels they feel much faster at speeds 23-28mph. Not much slower then Carbons or RevX at fraction of cost.

The only problem I had that after 4 years grease gummed up and hub stopped engaging at sub 25F temp. Worked well above freezing. Mavic warrantied hub. BTW the problem isn't Cosmic specific; other mavic hubs were doing it too 'till they changed grease.
re: Cosmic Equipe/Elite...feedback?MR_GRUMPY
Jan 23, 2003 9:15 AM
The front wheel is great. The back is kind of weak if you are over 160 Lbs.
Equipes...merckx56
Jan 23, 2003 9:52 AM
I've had my Equipes for 5 years and just got them bacj from being rebuilt by Mavic. I broke a couple of rear spokes during a race a few years ago, but that's the only failure I've had with these wheels. I thought I was caught in a drive-by though. The spokes are under so much tension, when they broke, I though I'd been shot at! The front never so much as went out of true for the last three years.
Mavic charged me $200 to rebuild both wheels with new rims and spokes.
I truly like them and believe that they are fast and bulletproof! I weigh 180 and am hard on equipment that I race on! I ride 'em a lot! They probably had 10-12k miles on them before the rebuild. $200 for what amounts to a new set of wheel ain't bad. I ride the front wheel in every crit!
In my opinion, they are a great, economical choice.
can't say enough GOOD thingsquadzilla1
Jan 23, 2003 5:50 PM
These (Cosmic Equipe's) are super wheels. I'm over 200lbs & have never had a problem with them. I have Spinergy's (Rev-X), Ksyriums & these. I usually have the Cosmic on the front & the Ksyrium on the rear. They look cool without the decals also. They have NEVER gone out of true in about 6,000 miles & the price is really good.