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Mavic Open Pro Dura Ace wheel weight(5 posts)

Mavic Open Pro Dura Ace wheel weightUncle Tim
Sep 8, 2003 8:23 AM
I just built a new rear wheel for a buddy. Before getting to work, I found a good triple beam scale and weighed all of the parts. Here's what I came up with:

Dura Ace rear hub: 313g
Skewer: 64g
32 14/15 dbl butted spokes (294mm and 296mm): 209g
32 aluminum nipples: 32g
Mavic Open Pro rim: 435g (advertised at 425g)

Total weight: 1053g
re: Mavic Open Pro Dura Ace wheel weightdivve
Sep 8, 2003 10:42 AM
Are you sure those are aluminum nipples? The listed weight is just about right for brass.
Yes, they were aluminum...Uncle Tim
Sep 8, 2003 11:41 AM
I checked the weights with multiple measurements. At every count I used, it came out to 1g per nipple. When I measured 85 aluminum nipples, I had 85g.

It kind of surprised me, too. That's why I tested multiple counts.
I built a set with the following actual weights..........Len J
Sep 8, 2003 12:08 PM
with skewers and w/o rim tape.

Front- 760g
Rear - 997g

This is 32, DB spokes and brass nipples. Weighed on two different lab scales, within 1 gram difference.

Compared this to a buddies K's (Not SSC's) at
Front 814g
Rear 1016g

D/A O/P's is the best wheelset for the money on the market, IMO.

To save additional weight...Nessism
Sep 8, 2003 1:29 PM
Using a lighter spoke for the non-drive side rear will save a little weight without any loss of durability. The spoke tension on the non-drive rear is very low and even a 15/16 spoke is lightly stressed.