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PostPosted: Thu May 10, 2012 8:23 pm 
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I have had two set of Mavic Crossrides. Bought one set and the others came on a bike. The are great value wheels for the money, light and strong. However, I found them to be flexy when cornering hard. The flat spokes appear to allow the wheel to flex sideways but keep it rigid in a front / rear direction.


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Yeah I was pleased cyfa! Sitting pretty on my Marin already...As for the crossrides yeah I tend to agree with you REKI being 16stone I tryed a set on my bike and found them to have too much flex for me on the corners. But a very light wheelset with nice hubs...Have a set for sale as it happens!

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/160796721245? ... 861wt_1270

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Oh and with new XT skewers...thanks go to passiflora for selling them to me!


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Alot of the weight reduction will be in the spokes as 717 rims are 70g difference in weight. That 180g for the apir so a ~300g differnce must come from spokes and hubs. Maybe alloy nipples havce been used as that wil save 33g over 64 brass nipples.

I think you have made the right chioce.


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yup alloy nipples and swiss spokes....


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For example the xm 319 rear with no rotor, cassette or QR weighed in at 1245grams the 717 932 grams...


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And here they are sitting pretty on my Marin...After a 12mile offroad mud fest and a then a bloody good clean! I'm very pleased with them and I can feel they are lighter than my last set...felt like quicker accelleration but I could have been having a "good leg" day!


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The difference a light set of wheels make is amazing. I thought it was a load of 'marketing hype' until I fitted some Easton XC Ones on my Rocky. They make a huge difference - accelerate really fast and make me climb like a man 4 stone lighter - I wish.


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Not just wheels, im always on a heavy bike (34lb+) for commuting and going to something around 32lb it is just so much faster.

I knew you were looking for a bike but didnt spot you had that one, looking good.


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