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Old 11-21-05, 03:56 PM
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Mavic CXP-30 rims

I have a set of Mavic CXP-30 rims in excellent shape. Are they worth building a set of wheels with? I was going to have them laced to some older Chorus 32 hole hubs for an extra set of wheels. Thanks

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Old 11-21-05, 05:54 PM
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Any Mavic rim "in excellent shape" is worth building into a wheel, particularly if you already have a good set of hubs.
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Old 11-21-05, 06:31 PM
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They are one of the sturdiest, and heaviest, rims made. I bought a set and they came in at over 520 grams each.
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Old 11-22-05, 10:31 AM
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Heavy but bombproof. Good beater wheels. I wouldn't put a ton into a new build, but they'll be sturdy as about anything out there. I just had an old set rebuilt with the original hubs. They'll go on the crossenstein bike.
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Old 11-22-05, 02:21 PM
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Originally Posted by ImprezaDrvr
Heavy but bombproof. Good beater wheels. I wouldn't put a ton into a new build, but they'll be sturdy as about anything out there. I just had an old set rebuilt with the original hubs. They'll go on the crossenstein bike.
I was thinking about building some winter wheels with them. I hate to use Chorus hubs though. They are so nice looking.

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Old 11-23-05, 11:31 AM
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Just rebuilt mine with 9 speed DA, but they were also the stock hubs. If you've already got a set of older hubs, why not? Who cares what they look like as long as they work in the wet/slop.
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Well, I laced mine with Record, and I have four sets of them - 2 clinchers/2 tubies - IMHO there was never, ever a better training rim. They're heavy, right? ...but isn't that what you want in a trainer? Almost INDESTRUCTABLE! A heavier friend of mine kept popping spokes. Every year he had to stop a ride or send a wheel to the shop for fixing/replacement. I lent him a set of mine 2 years ago and he's still riding them. What's more, they're gorgeous! Ti (gold colour) finish. I know this is an old, OLD thread, but it's still relevant today, even in the world of the super-light wheeels... I'm also riding SC SSL's and love 'em too...
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At that weight, it's total overkill on the front.
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Originally Posted by jefscolnago View Post
Well, I laced mine with Record, and I have four sets of them - 2 clinchers/2 tubies - IMHO there was never, ever a better training rim. They're heavy, right? ...but isn't that what you want in a trainer? Almost INDESTRUCTABLE! A heavier friend of mine kept popping spokes. Every year he had to stop a ride or send a wheel to the shop for fixing/replacement. I lent him a set of mine 2 years ago and he's still riding them. What's more, they're gorgeous! Ti (gold colour) finish. I know this is an old, OLD thread, but it's still relevant today, even in the world of the super-light wheeels... I'm also riding SC SSL's and love 'em too...
Well, seeing it wasn't me that brought this back from the dead. I put that project on hold and still have the wheels with the CXP30 rims. I had actually thought getting a solid EAI axles and making them a nice set of SS wheels.
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cs1, I remember that for a long time the CXP30 was the darling of the century and double century riders in my area where the emphasis is on reliability, some aero benefit and there's little change in speed. I still see them once in awhile as with that type of use, they last seemingly forever.

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Originally Posted by jefscolnago View Post
Well, I laced mine with Record, and I have four sets of them - 2 clinchers/2 tubies - IMHO there was never, ever a better training rim. They're heavy, right? ...but isn't that what you want in a trainer? Almost INDESTRUCTABLE! A heavier friend of mine kept popping spokes. Every year he had to stop a ride or send a wheel to the shop for fixing/replacement. I lent him a set of mine 2 years ago and he's still riding them. What's more, they're gorgeous! Ti (gold colour) finish. I know this is an old, OLD thread, but it's still relevant today, even in the world of the super-light wheeels... I'm also riding SC SSL's and love 'em too...
I've got a set of these laced to dura ace hubs on my Kestrel 200 Sci, and I agree. They are bomb proof and I trust these wheels above all others to take whatever I might give to them and to love me back for it. This is the only wheel-set that I have that only very seldom requires truing. I credit a lot of that to the original wheel-builder however.

Yesterday I did a 50 mile ride with almost a mile of elevation gain and they handled well, as always. The semi-aero profile is also nice to have and you can feel it when you're pushing in the flat at higher speeds.

I think these are the best training wheels period.
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Old 06-03-18, 08:00 AM
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For Cyclocross the peaked shape wont hold mud like a flatter may, and they'd make a good steering rudder when it gets deep.
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Do you own the hubs and do you need a spare wheel set?
From a pure cash flow basis it probably isn't worth doing but, like lots of guys, I like to build wheels. I'd do it in a heartbeat.

Anybody want to buy a set of lightly used Open Pro's laced to brand new Tiagra hubs?
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Originally Posted by fietsbob View Post
For Cyclocross the peaked shape wont hold mud like a flatter may, and they'd make a good steering rudder when it gets deep.
Ha!
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This thread has been resurrected twice -- it's getting biblical!
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Great thread. Pretty rims to look at, but heavy.
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Heavy, but tank-proof. I just built a wheel-set using H+Son SL42's which make the CXP30's look like feather-weights!
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I had a set and honestly I couldn't tell they were heavy but after reading the thread I felt confident rolling over anything.
Bottom line great wheels definitely worth having or building.
​​​​​​​Maybe this will be the last post for the next ten years.
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Nope!
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This thread has been resurrected twice -- it's getting biblical!
I was shocked to see it still alive.
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Originally Posted by Kimmo View Post
At that weight, it's total overkill on the front.
Then please define overkill. I had mine on my previous Colnago Master X-Light and the ride was telepathic.
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Cyclocross use, their peak wont collect mud like box section rims.. can..

and may make a front rudder when its deep.
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Originally Posted by jefscolnago View Post
please define overkill
Overkill is using 50% more metal than necessary to get the job done.

If I wanted to roll on way too much rim, I'd do it in style on a pair of R540s I have laced up with silver CX-Rays that look incredible.
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Originally Posted by Kimmo View Post
Overkill is using 50% more metal than necessary to get the job done.

If I wanted to roll on way too much rim, I'd do it in style on a pair of R540s I have laced up with silver CX-Rays that look incredible.
Yeah, those R540's are real beasts! Speaking of overkill, here are my CXP30 replacements:



42mm of Aluminum!
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Still going (both wheelset and thread!)

I'm still using my set bought used in 1998...Mavic hub up front/Shimano 600 8-speed rear. Light gravel grinding, road, single trails: piece of cake for them; wouldn't trade them!
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