are you not worried because there isn't a way to true them or do you mistakenly think they can't go out of true?For the same money I'd buy Madfiber clinchers and not worry about truing my wheels, but then again I don't think I'd want to spend $2800 on wheels in the first place.
I would think - and this is just me - that if I were a company selling top-shelf items that the demo wheels I send out to shops would NOT be QC rejects because I would want potential customers to see the very best I can offer.are you not worried because there isn't a way to true them or do you mistakenly think they can't go out of true?
and it's probably just me, but why can't people post wheel questions in the wheels and tires section?
I already was called a bully by Neal Rogers when VN did a "techincal" writeup on these wheels. I called out BS on their tech editor for publishing an article first about how dangerous carbon clinchers are, then a few hours later publishing an article about how amazingly safe these new Mavic wheels are.
Mavic is just trying to exploit the fear factor in carbon clinchers. Yes, there are potential issues with carbon clinchers, I won't deny that. They are perhaps not ideally suited for steep, technical descending. But many people, myself included, have ridden hours and hours on carbon clinchers without issues
My issues with Mavic's new carbon clinchers: They are too lazy to bother going to a wider rim, even though it has been shown to be more aerodynamic, stronger and give a better handling tire. Their rim extrusions are 19mm for everything and they are just trying to milk another wheelset without bucking up and moving to a wider rim design. And, they continue to use their weak-sauce FTS-L freehub design even though the test of time has shown it to be not exactly robust. And, I have to wonder if braking heat could possibly lead to some alloy/carbon bond lamination issues on this wheelset.
At $2750, that is in the price zone of either 404 Firecrests or Enve 3.4/6.7 wheelsets. Enve 3.4 with either DT or King hubs is going to be more aero, lighter, durable and stronger than this Mavic wheelset. Anyone considering this wheelset should look at the Shimano C35 clincher, probably quite close in aerodynamics, better hubs, better build and about $800 cheaper.
Better question is why does Jason insist on cross posting everything everywhere. He writes like he works for RBR, then posts it all over the place. Did he really link a front page article to a forum because it didn't get enough attention? Stand by. Next week it will be in the wheel forum too.and it's probably just me, but why can't people post wheel questions in the wheels and tires section?
This website has an amazing wheel subforum. Maybe your reviews of wheels should be there.