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Open Pros vs. CPX and other rims(6 posts)

Open Pros vs. CPX and other rimsPBLed
Jul 25, 2003 8:50 AM
How do mavic's open pros and CPX rims compare to each other as far as a good racing, tt, climbing, and training rim. Also are there any other rims in that price range that anyone has had good luck with.
My experienceniteschaos
Jul 25, 2003 9:01 AM
I've completely destroyed a set of CXP21s, but I here the 33's are very tough. I currently have a set of Open Pros built by CC and they are what I race, train, TT, everything on and they have held up for the first 1000 miles without a noise or a trimming needed.

I have also heard of people having a great experience with Velocity Rims, the whole line seems to be pretty good.
re: Open Pros vs. CPX and other rimsSoftrider
Jul 25, 2003 9:24 AM
When built properly, they both are very dependable wheels.

I am not what you would call a lightweight at 230lbs., and I have put many thousands of miles on my 2 pairs of open pros with very little problems.
Any info about the CXP22s that replaced the CXP21s? (nm)msmootsiemartin
Jul 25, 2003 10:10 AM
re: Open Pros vs. CPX and other rimsjrm
Jul 25, 2003 12:25 PM
i wasnt at all impressed wit the CXPs. There extrusion design didnt make um any stronger then OPs, only heavier. Whatever aero advantage i was supposed to have must have been pretty marginal.

The OP's on the other hand are light and strong. I beat the crud outta mine and they keep coming back.
re: Mavic vs ???Ye Olde Balde One
Jul 27, 2003 7:50 AM
I prefer Ambrosio and FIR rims.

Why? Quality seems to be better in joint area, roundness of rim, finish work is definately better, and you have more choices.

The Ambrosio Evolution is a nice tough box section rim for training and racing, and the FSC28 a really tough aero rim definately good for big boys (and girls).

From FiR I've used the SC170, which was their top end box rim, now replaced by the Zenith, it went from 420gms to 480gms at the same price ($74.95ea), so when I wanted rebuilds done (because of brake track wear) I went to the Evolutions (49.95ea)instead.