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Open Pro vs Deep V(7 posts)

Open Pro vs Deep VPBLed
Nov 23, 2003 10:05 PM
I'm looking at building up a second wheel set that I can use for both racing and training. Right now I'm using an older set of Mavic Cosmic Elites that I have been happy with. Should I build up the open pros for hilly races and save the cosmics for the flats? I heard both rims are great, I am 6'4 170 and not too hard on wheels. Any comments would be great.
re: Open Pro vs Deep Veyebob
Nov 24, 2003 7:01 AM
I've used both for racing and training. You can't go wrong with eihter.

The Open Pro click...PT
Nov 24, 2003 7:26 AM
Between various wheels, I have three Open Pro rims. Two of the three have an obnoxious click where a shim in the rim has broken loose and rattles/clicks with each revolution. I've tried the glue fix (glue in the pin holes at the weld point) but that only fixed one for a short time. I've had the same problem with mavic mtb rims. For that reason I've moved on to other manufacturers. On the road I'd go with Velocity rims - aeroheads are just as light as open pros, cheaper and strong enough to be the favorites of cyclocross riders. You can even get a Velocity aerohead rim that has off-center spoke holes for reduced dish on the rear wheel, a feature that I have found to be of substantial benefit on mtb rims.
ditto on aeroheadscyclopathic
Nov 24, 2003 8:57 AM
Deep V aren't light, plus you've already got Cosmic Elites no real need for another pair of aero wheels. Aeroheads are strong, cheaper then Open Pros and more aero. Offset rear will make stronger rear wheel and only ~20g extra.
I liked my aeroheads too. nmMShaw
Nov 24, 2003 4:26 PM
The Open Pro click...aquaman
Nov 24, 2003 6:58 PM
I have had similar experiences with Open Pros. The clicks drove me nuts, and attempting to quiet them led to other problems. I just dumped the Open Pros and had the wheels rebuilt with Velocity Aeroheads. I couldn't be happier that I did! If you look at the Velocity website,, you can find that they have a large selection of rims, including colors. Your bike shop may have to get them directly from Velocity, however, depending on what you want.
The Open Pro click...Woof the dog
Nov 25, 2003 4:45 AM
aeroheads are pretty soft metal, and even though the profile is triangular, don't be fooled. Under heavier riders, these shallow rims will surely feel quite flimsy. They do crack over time too. It ain't all apple pie, ya know.

woof the dog.