I've been a 40 plus year Mavic wheel and rim user and still remember the first one I got which was a Module E2 with those cool looking red and green labels with Mavic in gold, man what a beautiful rim those were. Over all those years I've come to trust their brand to outperform others and it all started with the E2.
I restore and collect older steel frame racing bikes. Almost every one of the 30 plus bikes have a model of Mavic rims. (from the 60's, 70's and early 80's) I have two rider bikes to race in the master class. A 1983 Rossin with full Campy Chorus (w Mavic Rims) and a 2000 Master Lite Colnago with Mavic CPX30 rims. All but me ride a full carbon bike and high profile carbon rims. (I take my turn at the front and dont get dropped)....some new wheels for the Colnago would at least stop the teasing......and some "shut upa yur face" after I kick their butt!!
I have multiple sets of Kysrium SL wheels, and when I bought them, the dealer told me they were bomb proof. I agree. Once hit a car square on the driver's door (idiot!) and my frame literally exploded under me. The Ksyriums didn't even flinch...perfectly true front wheel.
I did have a rim with cracks around the nipples holes one month outside of the warranty period.
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