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 Post subject: Mavic rim history
PostPosted: Sun Feb 24, 2013 10:38 pm 
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What dates or order were the different Mavic mtb rims available? I can recall the oxygen m6(?) the m7cd, the ma40, m261, m231 but gets a bit fuzzy after that. Was the 230 next, followed by 217, 317 and 517? What about 221/222?


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 Post subject: Re: Mavic rim history
PostPosted: Sun Feb 24, 2013 11:00 pm 
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from memory, the 217 & 121 DH preceded 238 (cheap) , 517 made of mavic's cheese like aluminium, the D521 bomb proof, later followed by the 321 disc specific dh rim.


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 Post subject: Re: Mavic rim history
PostPosted: Sun Feb 24, 2013 11:13 pm 
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You're mixing rim families....

231 and 261 were the same but different widths

I think the 217 became the 517 and then they added X's for disk models etc...


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 Post subject: Re: Mavic rim history
PostPosted: Sun Feb 24, 2013 11:41 pm 
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boxxer wrote:
I think the 217 became the 517 and then they added X's for disk models etc...


No, the X's were prior to disc models, and still rim brake specific


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 Post subject: Re: Mavic rim history
PostPosted: Sun Feb 24, 2013 11:47 pm 
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http://mombat.org/MOMBAT/BikeHistoryPages/Mavic.html


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 Post subject: Re: Mavic rim history
PostPosted: Mon Feb 25, 2013 12:31 am 
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Thanks all. Sorted.


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 Post subject: Re: Mavic rim history
PostPosted: Mon Feb 25, 2013 1:38 am 
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Love mombat. But the first yr of the 517 in citron was 1998? Would've sworn it was earlier.


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 Post subject: Re: Mavic rim history
PostPosted: Mon Feb 25, 2013 8:59 am 
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gtRTSdh wrote:
517 made of mavic's cheese like aluminium.....



Really, my daily ridden 517's (in fact, been on 3 different bikes and pretty much the only wheels i have used since 1999) are still 100% intact and solid


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 Post subject: Re: Mavic rim history
PostPosted: Mon Feb 25, 2013 12:38 pm 
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unkleGsif wrote:
gtRTSdh wrote:
517 made of mavic's cheese like aluminium.....

Really, my daily ridden 517's (in fact, been on 3 different bikes and pretty much the only wheels i have used since 1999) are still 100% intact and solid
G

Yes, 517s are the same material as 717s and are quite durable. Much more so than 217s, which were/are prone to cracking around the eyelet holes.

The lightest and weakest of all the rims mentioned were the 230s, which had a very low profile and thus less fundamental strength than a 217 or 517.


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 Post subject: Re: Mavic rim history
PostPosted: Tue Feb 26, 2013 3:54 pm 
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ok ....here's one for the experts. Anyone know anything about Mavic 232s. Same era as 231/261s with the yellow zig zag logos.

Profile is a bit like a 217.


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