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Mavic CXP 22 Rims

3.09/5 (11 Reviews)
MSRP : $49.95


Product Description

The aerodynamic CXP 22 offers a pin joined rim extrusion and an impactful graphic approach. With eyelets for durability, it satisfies the most meticulous needs. 510 grams. FEATURES 6106 aluminum alloy Pinned Tradi...


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Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Roadnoob

Date Reviewed: January 25, 2013

Strengths:    Strong - Dependable - Never had issues/flats on them, but I did mount
Gatorskins tires & Bontrager tubes. (700 x18c -23c)


Weaknesses:    Noticeably heavier than a $400+ wheel. But for sub $100... what do you expect?

Bottom Line:   
These came on my bike stock. Not sure what people are having issues with, but I've never has a single issue with mine. (I ride about 15-30 miles 3-4 days a week usually) most I've ridden at 1 time was 50 miles a few times. Worked fine.

Very dependable. They're quiet. Cheap, and they can haul my 200lb butt up a hill like a billy goat. I'd recommend them to anyone who just needs something that works without spending a fortune. Anyone who says they are slow, I was able to average 16-18mph on my average ride. (I know it's not much, but for a casual rider, it works)

I did go on a few club rides with my friends, was able to keep up easily when speeds went 23-30mph.


Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Christ

Date Reviewed: December 1, 2012

Strengths:    Good value for the money (they are cheap for Mavics), tough as hell, eyeletted spoke holes, well made, look good!

Weaknesses:    Perhaps SLIGHTLY heavy for the weight whiners, but for a wheelset that can be had for under $180 all-in I challenge you to find better

Bottom Line:   
I honestly don't know what all these other reviewers are on about. This is a fantastic rim given the price range (I've seen them go for $20 a rim at times). As one other reviewer said, they build up very well, easy to true, and damn can they take a beating. I rode a set right out of the box logging over 1200km in training this past season. I literally kicked the hell out of these wheels, massive potholes, streetcar tracks, tonnes of bunnyhops, etc. all on high pressure 23mm tires. And guess what? After leaving them on the bike for the entire season they were still less than 1mm out of true for both rims. I recently re-laced the rear wheel to a fixed gear hub to serve as my beater wheel on my city winter bike, and they've still held up as well as I expected. They come in a pretty wide array of drillings (I ride 20h front, 28h rear), and all said and done, no they may not be as light as an open pro or even a CXP33... But FFS, they cost half as much to 1/3 the price most of the time. If anyone really finds them sluggish, maybe try starting in a lower gear! Or hell, I know this is a novel idea when it comes to cycling, but perhaps ride more! I've never had any issues with flats or all this other rubbish about bottoming out the rim, but then again I make sure my tire pressures are always properly topped up.

Bottom line: They are a great training or commuting rim that is pretty easy on the wallet.


Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:4
Submitted by mark welch a Commuter

Date Reviewed: February 29, 2012

Strengths:    Price: can be found some times for as little as 20$
great mid weight semi aero rim


Weaknesses:    none

Bottom Line:   
I built up a 28 hole radially laced clincher version of this rim as a front wheel and I have gotten a mid weight work horse of a wheel. It built up like a dream like all mavic rims seem to do and have put about three thousand miles into it. Its hit alot of major pot holes and has been ridden 5 days a week through two winters. I've trued it a handful of times but its always been impressive how true I've been able to get it after hitting basket ball sized pot holes. The breaking surface has not visiably been worn down at all. I would buy and build more of these rims if given the chance.

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Price Paid:    $22.00

Purchased At:   Bens Cyclery

Similar Products Used:   mavic cxp 21
mavic open pro


Bike Setup:   cannondale fixie


Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:4
Submitted by david Longacre a Road Racer

Date Reviewed: August 9, 2011

Weaknesses:    I have had 10 flats this year, thinking it was my tires and tubes. Find out that it is the eyelet where the valve stem goes keeps punctering the tube right at the stem. Going tonight to buy some rim tape and cut out a doughnut and double tape the eyelet

Bottom Line:   
Overall its a great rim, looks nice with my Black and Blue Trek. Nothging fancy but but cheap either. Like others have said, it does its job.

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Favorite Ride:   Hotter Than hell

Price Paid:    $200.00

Purchased At:   lbs

Bike Setup:   Trek 1300


Overall Rating:2
Value Rating:3
Submitted by Tommy a Road Racer

Date Reviewed: July 7, 2011

Strengths:    Has the name Mavic on it, I accidentally steped on it close to the end with no noticeable truing defects

Weaknesses:    low grade metal, very heavy

Bottom Line:   
Mediocre heavy rims, fine for short runs i guess but not racing. Hit a pothole when my crappy maxxis tire gave out, and the rim was bent, got 2000 mies out of them, but really there's better stuff out there from maxxis themselves

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Favorite Ride:   Nichols

Purchased At:   Helen's

Similar Products Used:   A-class, Neuvation, campy

Bike Setup:   2009 Cannondale Six 6 neuvtion wheels w custom stem and crankset



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