Mavic X719

Mavic X719

Postby lcfc » Tue Jan 07, 2014 9:42 am

Hi All,

I'm planning on getting a rear wheel built for touring and looking at using the Mavic X719 with a Shimano XT hub. I've read a few reports about this rim failing recently but I thought this was a well respected rim for touring?

Any personal experiences out there?

Also looking at tyre widths, this a 29er and I'm planning on putting Schwalbe Marathons on, possibly 2inch, is this overkill? Should I aim lower, 1.75 or 1.6? I expect to be riding on gravel/dust/dirt and paved roads with rear panniers.

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Re: Mavic X719

Postby il padrone » Tue Jan 07, 2014 10:01 am

Yes. Used it - great rim, very durable.

All rims fail eventually when the brake surface wears out. Unless you are running discs.

[edit] Mine are actually XM 719. Not sure what the difference is.

Re tyre sizes, I did not think that you could get 2.0" Marathons for 700C, the biggest is about 40mm I thought. For touring I use 26x1.75" and find this great for most rough roads and forest trails - all you should need from your riding descrition. For more extreme riding and sandy roads I have the 2.15" Marathon Mondial to fit on.
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Re: Mavic X719

Postby lcfc » Tue Jan 07, 2014 11:02 am

Sorry XM 719, thanks for picking that up. Did you get them hand built, any suggestions?

As for the tyre size I had also seen 35mm and 40mm but then found the following:
https://www.bike24.net/1.php?content=8; ... aa02cb1f94

It gets a bit confusing when it's described as 28" but a quick google confirmed that '622' is the magic number 28/29/700. Is this correct? It's just the Europeans?

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Re: Mavic X719

Postby find_bruce » Tue Jan 07, 2014 12:22 pm

The Europeans have it correct by referring to it with the 622 magic number. What you have linked to is the "Marathon Mondial Evolution Touring". The Schwalbe names are also confusing and what most people refer to as marathons are "Marathon Plus" - like IP I thought the largest was ~40mm, but bike 24 are showing a 47 mm Schwalbe Marathon Plus Performance - the difference is the big blue bit you can see on the pic which is where the puncture resistance comes from. There is also a Schwalbe "Marathon Plus Tour Performance" variant, with a slightly chunkier tread, but this comes in a max width of 42 mm.

Oh the other difference is about 340g a tyre. The only real downside to the Marathon plus tryes is the weight and a 47mm tyre comes in at a hefty 1100g per tyre.
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Re: Mavic X719

Postby il padrone » Tue Jan 07, 2014 12:51 pm

lcfc wrote:Sorry XM 719, thanks for picking that up. Did you get them hand built, any suggestions?

Hand-built by Peter Holloway of Cycle Science, Mitcham.

lcfc wrote:As for the tyre size I had also seen 35mm and 40mm but then found the following:
https://www.bike24.net/1.php?content=8; ... aa02cb1f94

It gets a bit confusing when it's described as 28" but a quick google confirmed that '622' is the magic number 28/29/700. Is this correct? It's just the Europeans?

Yes, 28" and 29er are marketing euphemisms for tyres that will fit happily on 700C rims. A bit of a joke really that 28" and 29 are smaller rim than the old 27". Of course the diameter is the tyre tread measure rather than the rim, however by the same measure those same tyres in 37mm cannot possibly be 28" :?
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Re: Mavic X719

Postby lcfc » Tue Jan 07, 2014 1:40 pm

Thanks for the info guys. Helps clarify things ;)
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