mavic crossride???

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mavic crossride???

Postby chrisannear87 » Thu Nov 29, 2012 15:36 pm

are they good or no? thinking of buying a set?

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Re: mavic crossride???

Postby BigJimmyB » Thu Nov 29, 2012 15:38 pm

Yes, they are pretty good wheels, but for a certain type of bike/riding - tell us more about the bike you want to put them on and the type of riding you expect to do for the majority.

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Re: mavic crossride???

Postby The Rookie » Thu Nov 29, 2012 16:09 pm

They are good but not the best, I have crossrides and they are very tough (apart from the occasional 'screech of death' freehub issue which I've yet to experience) and very stiff, although not the lightest.

"Are they good?" depends on how much you have to spend and what bike you ride and where and how you like it to feel so the answer is 'maybe' although better can be had for the money.

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Re: mavic crossride???

Postby rapid_donkey » Thu Nov 29, 2012 18:05 pm

If you are after a set, get on Merlin Cycles website, they are selling 2012 and 2013 sets for the cheapest Ive ever seen them.

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Re: mavic crossride???

Postby chrisannear87 » Fri Nov 30, 2012 07:48 am

mainly xc trails, single track, no drops over 4ft, i was thinking of putting them on a 2004 stumpjumper fsr 130.

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Re: mavic crossride???

Postby Torres » Fri Nov 30, 2012 13:48 pm

My experience has been really good with them.

I've had a set since 2007 and they've been all over the country and are still spot on it. They're currently on the Mrs' bike and she's tried her best to bust them, but they're still strong and fairly round.

However, there is an issue with spares, if you need them they're hideously expensive and difficult to source.

Superstar have some good deals on their xc wheelset at the moment which should make them roughly the same price as the cross rides. If I had to buy a pair now it's ss that would get my money, purely for the peice of mind.
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Re: mavic crossride???

Postby BigJimmyB » Sat Dec 01, 2012 16:47 pm

For XC use, you'll be fine. I'm sure there are bargain ones to be had.

Have a look at SuperStar too, you can build your own online then they'll build them up and dispatch.

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Re: mavic crossride???

Postby supersonic » Sat Dec 01, 2012 16:53 pm

I'd get these:

http://www.merlincycles.com/bike-shop/w ... lizer.html

You may need some centerlock rotors, but are cheap enough. The wheels are slightly lighter than crossrides, even though has more spokes (double butted at that), are stiffer, are handbuilt and are superb vlue.

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Re: mavic crossride???

Postby ddraver » Sat Dec 01, 2012 20:12 pm

My mate had a pair and used it for N Wales riding, mostly XC/Trail Centre/bit of Snowdon type stuff etc.

He's not a big lad (like me) and complained thta they were too flexy for him. He gave them to his missus though and she loves them.

If you re a skinny whippet then they ll be fine, but if you re a more usual shape then I might look at some handbuilts eg superstar with a few more spokes

In terms of reliability though they ve been great, and they ride frequently through all weathers.
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