Mavic Helium wheelsets - clincher

3.95/5 (56 Reviews)
MSRP : $599.00

Product Description

  • Maxtal SUP welded rim, red anodized double eyelets.
  • UB Control brake sidewalls.
  • Integrated free wheel hub with FTS system.
  • Adjustable, removable, sealed cartridge bearings. QRM.
  • M9 compatible free wheel.
  • Stainless steel straight-pull spokes, brass nipples.
  • Front 26 radial straight spokes.
  • Rear 28 straight spokes crossed 3 on the free wheel side, radial on the opposite side.
  • Delivered with the Mavic composite quick release with high ratio closure, 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 Tim

    Date Reviewed: July 10, 2014

    Strengths:    Durability, serviceability, lightweight.

    Weaknesses:    Availability?

    Bottom Line:   
    Both my wife and I have been riding our Heliums for over 12 years. After three years of often rainy rides while living in the Caribberan, my front bearing needed replacement, which was handily done by a shop stateside. Granted, we are both bantamweights (<150 lbs), but these have never needed truing until recently, when I ran over my front wheel with my Jeep. Yup - direct hit, ran right over the middle of the He wheel with both front and rear Grand Cherokee tires. Result? Quick release lever side of skewer bent over at 90 degrees, causing a small (~ 5mm) piece of the axle to chip, and about a potatoe chip waver of less than 1mm, readily corrected by standing on the high spots! Now if only I could fnd a repalcement skewer, they'd be nearly good as new.

    Overall Rating:5
    Value Rating:5
    Submitted by Drafter

    Date Reviewed: July 11, 2012

    Strengths:    Light weight, reliable, easy to work on, spokes easy to find. Great color. Love the QRs.

    Weaknesses:    They don't still make this design

    Bottom Line:   
    Last night was the death of my Heliums. The death of a wheelset may prompt a bad review for some, but I looked at the life that both sets of my Helium wheels have had and am inspired to type a positive memoir instead. To be accurate, I have had 2 sets of these wheels that were both replaced this year. One set had 13 years of road riding and the second had 8 years on the road and 4 as a CX wheel. The only maintenance needed in the average year was a little truing and some grease in the hub. I had to replace 3 spokes over the years and SAPIM straight pull proved to be easy to come by and inexpensive, especially compared to some of the proprietary spokes on the market. Ride quality was great, they spin up fast, and look beautiful. If I had a crack at a new set, I would buy them again, even with more modern designs on the market. RIP Heliums. You will be missed.

    Overall Rating:4
    Value Rating:3
    Submitted by redlemond aide a Recreational Rider

    Date Reviewed: March 28, 2010

    Strengths:    anodizing looks nice.

    Weaknesses:    the idiots who own them.

    Bottom Line:   
    these wheels aren't the newest or lightest, but i think most of the people who reviewed the product don't know how to true radial laced wheels, or their mechanic is a neandertal. i weigh from 210-220 day in and day out. i have never had issues, i barely do any maintenance--i check spoke tension every other month and they are never out. i suggest they purchase a tensionometer and a truing stand and figure out what the heck they are doing. these wheels have a relatively high spoke count by today's standards and are fairly easy to maintain. i ride a moderate amount, about 400 miles per month by the way.

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    Favorite Ride:   95762

    Purchased At:   cbw-sac

    Similar Products Used:   mavic open pro/chris king hubs

    Bike Setup:   oclv carbon fiber lemond, dura ace.

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

    Date Reviewed: May 18, 2009

    Strengths:    Very durable

    Weaknesses:    no weaknesses

    Bottom Line:   
    Excellent wheels. Very high quality. They still remain true to this very day. I wouldn't change them for anything.

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    Favorite Ride:   road

    Price Paid:    $1000.00

    Purchased At:   bike store

    Overall Rating:2
    Value Rating:2
    Submitted by Brittonyoung a Road Racer

    Date Reviewed: May 14, 2009

    Strengths:    im a 170 lbrider ,,,,, i order all my wheels from Dave, his company is called Speedream Wheels!!!!

    Weaknesses:    ----------------------------------------------------

    Bottom Line:   
    Mavic is the worst wheels ive ever bought. The first was the Mavic Helium and the second was the Mavic Ksyrium. I will never send any whell back to the company unless i dont want it in return. They take forever to repair, and design is too fragile, ive never had such a problem with truing a wheelste such as the Mavic Helium.

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    Favorite Ride:   Serrotta CTI

    Price Paid:    $1000.00

    Purchased At:   Bike Link

    Similar Products Used:   THey Mavic scewers are awesome, thats the only good stuff Mavic makes

    Bike Setup:   Campy nine

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