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Mavic CXP 33 Rims

4.38/5 (34 Reviews)
MSRP : $84.95


Product Description

Thanks to its 23 mm aero shaped profile, CXP 33 slices through the air, while its Maxtal alloy keeps its weight low. SUP welded and eyeleted, CXP 33 is also very strong and durable. 470 grams. FEATURES Maxtal aluminum alloy that ...


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Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by ercmicwil a Road Racer

Date Reviewed: March 19, 2010

Strengths:    Holds true. Can handle high spoke tension for radial lacing. Laterally rigid for good cornering. Excellent braking.

Weaknesses:    That darn rim joint that breaks loose. You only really notice it at low speeds on bumpy roads or when servicing, but come on Mavic. Also the graphics are a bit 80's euro trash! The CXP logo has got to change!

Bottom Line:   
Overall these rims have proven to be quite durable. I've ridden them very hard, even treated them like a cyclo-cross wheel taking them down washboard gravel roads. Over 3000 miles, I've only had to true them twice! FYI. I'm 6'4" and my weight varies between 215 and 230lbs and I've always felt confident on these rims.

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Favorite Ride:   Anywhere in eastern Washington

Price Paid:    $75.00

Purchased At:   Excel Sports

Similar Products Used:   Mavic Open Pro.

Bike Setup:   Trek Madone 5.5 Full dura ace.


Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by ct2gcf a Road Racer

Date Reviewed: January 18, 2008

Strengths:    weight 1300g
Look
unexpencive
aerodynamic


Weaknesses:    A little fragile compare other wheels the rim section is only 23.5mm nominal.

Bottom Line:   
I was a mavic gp4 wheels with mirage campagnolo hubs. Now cpx 3 rims with Record Campagnolo hubs and continental 4 seassons tires. Its a dream , light and aerodynamic

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Favorite Ride:   Tour Flandres and Paris Roubaix

Similar Products Used:   shamal ultra

Bike Setup:   Vitus 979 campagnolo 96 mirage components. wheels mavic gp4 tubular and mavic cpx33 with record hubs and continental 4 seassons tires


Overall Rating:3
Value Rating:3
Submitted by synthetik a Commuter

Date Reviewed: November 13, 2007

Strengths:    very strong durable rim.

Weaknesses:    makes a very annoying noise. i have had 3 pairs of mavic wheels, and all with the welded joint (sup) have a little alu. shim that eventually works it way loose and rattles around. you can disarm it by taking off your rim tape and dripping some epoxy into the hole where you can see/hear the shim and let it set up overnight. if that doesnt work use a nailset to tap a little indent on the inside wall of the rim, to pinch/retain the shim. holy crap is it ever annoying though. mavic, i know youre reading, please do something about this.

Bottom Line:   
mavic makes great rims. the cxp33 is one of the strongest 700c rims you can get. i dont know if its deep enough for aero, but who cares im never in a hurry

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Favorite Ride:   up, both ways

Price Paid:    $75.00

Purchased At:   several shops

Similar Products Used:   velocity deep-v

Bike Setup:   US steel.


Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by smokey422 a Recreational Rider

Date Reviewed: October 4, 2007

Strengths:    Strength, ability to hold trueness, appearance.

Weaknesses:    Works better with 60mm valve presta tubes.

Bottom Line:   
This is a follow-up to my original review. After four years, my CXP-33s are still going strong with no trueing necessary and I'm 223# and ride some rough roads. The original price I'm quoting includes the Ultegra hubs, spokes, and build by CC. If there's one disadvantage to them, it's that they work much better with a 60mm valve tube. A standard one will work, but just barely.

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Favorite Ride:   MO backroads

Price Paid:    $240.00

Purchased At:   Colorado Cyclist

Similar Products Used:   Stock wheels on 2001 Lemond Poprad.

Bike Setup:   2001 Lemond Poprad, 8 speed w/bar ends, Selle Italia Flite saddle (for now, anyway). You already know about the wheels.


Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Louis Devlieger a Recreational Rider

Date Reviewed: September 14, 2007

Strengths:    Ol'Reliable. No maintenance whatsoever needed during & after 10.000+ kms of sometimes quite crumbly Dutch roads, cycling lanes & Amsterdam streets.

Weaknesses:    Not the lightest for racing over the high mountains.

Bottom Line:   
Built to be thrashed to within an inch of their lives, daily for years on end along flat & undulating roads & appalling Sarphatistraat Amsterdam! Perfectly suitable for transcontinental & Paris-Bres-Paris & the likes. Stylish in black.

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Favorite Ride:   Spanish Pyrenees

Purchased At:   Barter

Similar Products Used:   Campa Nucleon; Mavic Open Pro.

Bike Setup:   '07 Bianchi S9 Matta Ti; Mix of Campa '01 Record brakes, hubs & '99 post(?); '07 Chorus 10sp. Ergopowers & '06 cassette; '07 Centaur derailleurs; FSA Orbit '07 headset & '02 crankset; Ritchey '01 WCS stem; Fizik Aliante '07 braided carbon saddle. (wheels before on '02 Gazelle ACC Pro110)



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