Mavic CXP22 cracks under Clydesdale weight & power

Posted by SuperClydesdale on July 7, 2010 under Commentary | 8 Comments to Read

Last year, I gave up on a pair of Mavic SSC SL wheels after snapping spokes and having to get the rear wheel entirely rebuilt — new rim, all new spokes.  Mavic wouldn’t repair it under warranty, even though I had probably 2000 miles on them.  After getting them rebuilt, I decided that I am just too heavy for them, and stopped riding them.  I just sold them after looking at them in my garage for the past year.   As a replacement, I went to a more traditional wheel with Dura Ace hubs, and a 32-spoke Mavic CXP22 rim.   That was last July.

Now, a year later, my supposed bombproof Mavic CXP22 has cracked, and I need to get the wheel rebuilt.   I didn’t even ride them during the Winter, as I have a pair of “rain wheels” that I can beat the crap out of an not care.

That’s Cialis very disappointing , and moves me further into the mindset of believing that Mavic simply does not have the heavy rider in mind, even with their CXP line.   These wheels should last more than a season.   I know that many of you ride Mavic wheels and like them, but I feel like I’m 0-2 with Mavic and with so many good choices out there, I can’t see why I should gamble on Mavic.

The guy who built the wheel is directing me to Velocity Deep V.  This is a bit heavy (520 grams), but should last more than a year.  I’ve heard nothing but good things about Velocity wheels from readers of this site.   So, I’ll have a Dura-Ace hub laced to a Velocity rim very soon.

I also want to buy a performance wheelset, and I’m considering Spinergy wheelset with PBO spokes.   I’ll update more on that topic very soon.

  • rodney said,

    I had a set of Cobra rims 32 hole 14 gauge spokes built at prowheelbuilder.com I am 6’5″ 350lbs. I also have an old pair of mavice cxp 30 wheels that are holding up really well.

  • rodney said,

    I had a set of Cobra rims 32 hole 14 gauge spokes built at prowheelbuilder.com I am 6’5″ 350lbs. I also have an old pair of mavice cxp 30 wheels that are holding up really well.

  • Clydesdale not Fat Pony said,

    Really big Clydesdales should check out the Velocity Psycho. It is available in a variety of sizes including 29er/700c 36h, 40h and 48h as well as in 26″ 36h and 48h. It also comes in 20″ should anyone have need for that. Probably the stongest rim on the planet.

    As a Clydesdale you can have a strong rim, or a light rim, but not both. The Psycho is like the Velocity Chukker on steroids, which is like the Velocity Dyad on Steroids, which is like the Deep V on steroids. The Psycho weight 910g in 700c/29er. It ain’t light, but Clydesdales shouldn’t be riding on silly little people rims.

  • Clydesdale not Fat Pony said,

    Really big Clydesdales should check out the Velocity Psycho. It is available in a variety of sizes including 29er/700c 36h, 40h and 48h as well as in 26″ 36h and 48h. It also comes in 20″ should anyone have need for that. Probably the stongest rim on the planet.

    As a Clydesdale you can have a strong rim, or a light rim, but not both. The Psycho is like the Velocity Chukker on steroids, which is like the Velocity Dyad on Steroids, which is like the Deep V on steroids. The Psycho weight 910g in 700c/29er. It ain’t light, but Clydesdales shouldn’t be riding on silly little people rims.

  • johnjespersen said,

    Maybee try mavic cxp 33. At least I´ve been using their pervius cxp 30 for almost 5 years whitout any spoke snap or need off truing. I have to say that I´m using 36 spokes on Campagnolo hubs

  • johnjespersen said,

    Maybee try mavic cxp 33. At least I´ve been using their pervius cxp 30 for almost 5 years whitout any spoke snap or need off truing. I have to say that I´m using 36 spokes on Campagnolo hubs

  • kingdavid said,

    I’ve been mighty impressed with both my Mavic sets of wheels which are
    1. Mavic Cosmic Elite (not carbon, 20 spoke rear, 16 spoke front). Mine are 10 years old and solid as hell.
    2. Mavic Open Pro rims on Ultegra hubs, DT Swiss spokes, laced 3 cross, (32 hole). I like the sturdy eyelets on these rims. Go 36 hole if you’re really heavy.

    I think CXP33 should be strong but not so much CXP22.

    I also do like the idea of a wheel that is not too deep dish so the rim can flex a little to absorb shock (and avoid pinch flats). It’s a balancing act.

  • kingdavid said,

    I’ve been mighty impressed with both my Mavic sets of wheels which are
    1. Mavic Cosmic Elite (not carbon, 20 spoke rear, 16 spoke front). Mine are 10 years old and solid as hell.
    2. Mavic Open Pro rims on Ultegra hubs, DT Swiss spokes, laced 3 cross, (32 hole). I like the sturdy eyelets on these rims. Go 36 hole if you’re really heavy.

    I think CXP33 should be strong but not so much CXP22.

    I also do like the idea of a wheel that is not too deep dish so the rim can flex a little to absorb shock (and avoid pinch flats). It’s a balancing act.

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