Mavic Classics Elite wheelsets - clincher

3.8/5 (10 Reviews)


Product Description

  • Black anodized Maxtal SUP welded rim.
  • UB Control brake sidewalls.
  • Integrated free wheel hub.
  • Adjustable, removable, sealed cartridge bearings. QRM.
  • M9 compatible free wheel.
  • Stainless steel straight pull spokes.
  • 32 front and rear spokes.
  • 3 cross pattern front and rear.
  • Delivered with composite quick release, adjustment tool and rim tape.
  • For 19 - 23 mm tires.
  • Tire pressure from 7 to 9.5 bars/100 to 140 PSI.


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    Overall Rating:5
    Value Rating:5
    Submitted by shopclass69 a Road Racer

    Date Reviewed: May 7, 2008

    Strengths:    32 holes, Mavic build/rims. Just a solid robust wheel for everyday use. Plus Mavic still stocks parts for them

    Weaknesses:    None

    Bottom Line:   
    Love these wheels. They have been my main wheels over the past few years for training. Race wheels came an went but man, these wheels are still going. Rebuilt recently with Open Pro CD rims and put new bearings in (ceramic) even though they werent needed. 30,000 miles and still going, who could ask for more?

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    Favorite Ride:   The next one

    Price Paid:    $200.00

    Purchased At:   LBS

    Similar Products Used:   Handbuilt tied and soldered 32 hole wheels.

    Bike Setup:   One that fits.


    Overall Rating:5
    Value Rating:4
    Submitted by willem72 a Road Racer from Canberra

    Date Reviewed: April 15, 2002

    Strengths:    Strength and reliability.

    Weaknesses:    Not really race-light. Never seen (luckily never needed) a spare spoke.

    Bottom Line:   
    Rock solid wheels that look good and just go and go. Over 20,000kms on these wheels and just one true required after a big crash. Never had them overhauled but will do so very soon. Braking v good. They look good too. Mavic calls them touring wheels, but I am unsure if I'd use them on a monthlong camping trip in Europe - perhaps they mean sport-touring ie audaxing.

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    Favorite Ride:   Paddy's River Road or any road near Bright

    Price Paid:    $700.00

    Purchased At:   some shop in Adelaid

    Similar Products Used:   Lots of 32 spoke road wheels, mtb wheels and also 36 spoke 700c heavy touring wheels.

    Bike Setup:   Reynolds 853, Easton EC30 carbon fork, Ultegra, Panaracer Stradius Pro 23c tires, right now: lots of


    Overall Rating:4
    Value Rating:4
    Submitted by Atkins CRC Rider a Road Racer from Verona, WI USA

    Date Reviewed: January 5, 2002

    Strengths:    Smooth hubs, tough under my 215 lbs weight, rim seems slighly small allowing easy install of Michelin tires.

    Weaknesses:    Black annodizing scratches up on rim and skewers quite easily... pretty minor complaint on the whole

    Bottom Line:   
    Pre-built alternative to standard 3-cross 32-hole handbuilt wheels. Very black. Spoke tension pretty variable on purchase. Detensioned and trued by LBS and now no problems.

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    Favorite Ride:   The Driftless Area of SW Wis

    Purchased At:   Nashbar

    Similar Products Used:   multiple hand-built wheels

    Bike Setup:   Waterford 2200, mixed 9-S Record Chorus drivetrain. stock Shimano 9-s cassette on wheels, shifts gr


    Overall Rating:5
    Value Rating:5
    Submitted by Troy a Recreational Rider from Kentucky

    Date Reviewed: July 28, 2001

    Strengths:    Strong & trouble-free - 5000 miles!!

    Weaknesses:    none

    Bottom Line:   
    Lots of miles thru rain, snow & crappy roads - no worries! (couple of stickers have peeled)

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    Favorite Ride:   Georgetown-Sadieville loop

    Purchased At:   Excel

    Similar Products Used:   Campy Vento (also good wheels), various built wheels

    Bike Setup:   Gios Compact Pro w/ Campy Chorus & Simplex Retro-friction shifters


    Overall Rating:4
    Value Rating:5
    Submitted by Bob S. a Recreational Rider from Indianapolis, IN, USA

    Date Reviewed: April 20, 2001

    Strengths:    Strong as hell.

    Weaknesses:    The locking mechanism in the rear hub just gave out on me, requiring a $90 rebuild from Mavic.

    Bottom Line:   
    I'm a big guy, 6'3", 200 lbs, who's managed to bend a few axles over the years. Straight-pull spokes have changed my life, as bent ones like DTs invariably broke off at the axles, requiring lots of on-the-road truing. These are a great no-frills wheelset for the rider who needs strength over all else. The only blemish is the above-mentioned weakness.

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    Favorite Ride:   Anyplace with hills and cows.

    Price Paid:    $350.00

    Similar Products Used:   Several different Mavic rims on old Campy HF hubs.

    Bike Setup:   10-year-old Bianchi Columbus steel frame, a mix of newer Dura Ace and older Shimano 600. Cinelli bar/stem. Very broken in Selle Italia Turbo saddle.



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    mavic classics elite overhaul

    looking to overhaul my rear classics elite wheel; non-drive side bearing feels like crap. So, where do I get the mavic tool, and what bearing will fit? Never opened one of these up before so any advice would be welcomed and appreciated. I think the hub is the same as the classics pro and maybe other ... Read More »

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