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Any Info on Mavic CXP33 Rear ............(7 posts)

Any Info on Mavic CXP33 Rear ............SIZE16
Apr 3, 2003 12:37 PM
need some help with new rim purchase ... having rear wheel built with mavic cxp 33 set up ultegra hub and cassette ... i am 6'6" 240 ... i currently have bontrager lite wheeltset ( not doing the trick, have had to have re-trued 3x's and 2 busted nipples ouch!!) would this be a good set up ,,, can stop the build if something better out there ... thanks in advance
re: Any Info on Mavic CXP33 Rear ............JS Haiku Shop
Apr 3, 2003 12:48 PM
supposedly stronger but heavier than open pros or ma3 rims. i've had a set of 33s/105 hubs and the next set i purchase (in the kit) will be 33s with ultegra or DA. you've got 45 pounds on me, fwiw.
Actually,Matno
Apr 3, 2003 8:13 PM
According to Mavic's website, the CXP33 and the MA3 weigh exactly the same - 470g. Kind of makes me wish I had gone with the CXP's, but my MA3's work fine and make a decent all around wheel. Too bad they don't look as cool as the CXP's...
re: Any Info on Mavic CXP33 Rear ............GregJ
Apr 3, 2003 3:26 PM
I think CXP-33's make a great wheel. One thing I would advise is to use brass nipples. I think it is a good idea on all general purpose wheels and especially at your weight.
re: Any Info on Mavic CXP33 Rear ............torquecal
Apr 3, 2003 7:46 PM
I agree with GregJ. I love my CXP-33 rims (have built up four pairs of them lately). With brass nipples, and 32 spokes DT14/15 they are darn near bullet proof. I'm currently riding a set laced to DA hubs. If you use ultegra hubs I'd check to see if your wheelbuilder uses spoke washers or not - might be an issue if yr using DT 14/15 or 14/17 spokes.
re: Any Info on Mavic CXP33 Rear ............Fred2000
Apr 3, 2003 10:13 PM
At 6'7" and 270#, I am running CXP33's with Ultegra Hubs. The front is 32H with Straight 15 Spokes. Haven't had any issues with it at all since I got it (5,000 miles).

Had 32H on the rear (same spokes) and I think I got a crap build since one side was detensioning like a mother. Got a 36H from Colorado Cyclist and it has been solid for the better part of those miles.

I am pretty hard on wheels and these definilty get a thumbs up.

I have thought about talking to Dave at SpeedDream about a set of his wheels for a guy my size but I am not sure about the $$$, but I hear they are super nice.

For the money, I don't think you can go wrong with the CXP33 and Ultegra, In fact, regardless of money I think it is the right choice for guys our size.

jonpod
re: Any Info on Mavic CXP33 Rear ............pitt83
Apr 4, 2003 9:31 AM
I'm 6'4" and between 250 and 215 (depends on early season vs. late season). I smashed up CXP rims by hitting a 3/4" stick and flattened the circumference of the rim; instant trash. Open Pro's were OK, but I kept shredding spokes. Went to Velocity arrowheads; GREAT rim!! Never had a problem in 2 seasons. On the MTB with Velocity, I had 4 busted spokes before I noticed an out of true by 2mm wobble. Tough as nails. Not exactly light, but strong and cheap. Bought both wheels on Ultegra hubs from Colorado for $205 Can't say enough good about these as training and recreational wheels.