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dura ace or mavic wheelset?

Postby albertgaleano » Sun May 27, 2012 7:58 pm

hi all, been looking at some 50mm carbon rims and would like some feedback with comparison between Mavic cosmic carbone sl or dura ace 7900 c50.
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Re: dura ace or mavic wheelset?

Postby usernameforme » Mon May 28, 2012 6:24 pm

I'd take the dura ace clinchers because they have a wider rim and I prefer the bearing style. have you checked out flo cycling? http://www.flocycling.com/wheels_flo_60_select.php they do have a carbon breaking surface so you will have to change your brake blocks. Here are some other options with aero info: http://weightweenies.starbike.com/forum ... 30#p878930
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Re: dura ace or mavic wheelset?

Postby biker jk » Mon May 28, 2012 6:41 pm

The Dura-Ace C50 is a lot more aero according to tests conducted by the German Tour magazine. They included the Mavic Cosmic Carbone SLR and the Shimano RS80 C50 (same rim as Dura-Ace).
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Re: dura ace or mavic wheelset?

Postby albertgaleano » Mon May 28, 2012 7:56 pm

yeah i love the look of the c50's, iam currently using mavic ksyrium elites and would i notice a big difference with using the deep dish c50. I also see the dura ace 7900 c 35 around the same price on ribble. Are they basicly the same as the 50 but just different size? Also with using these am i able to still use my ultegra brake pad's.
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Re: dura ace or mavic wheelset?

Postby Unko » Mon May 28, 2012 8:26 pm

biker jk wrote:The Dura-Ace C50 is a lot more aero according to tests conducted by the German Tour magazine. They included the Mavic Cosmic Carbone SLR and the Shimano RS80 C50 (same rim as Dura-Ace).



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dura ace or mavic wheelset?

Postby toolonglegs » Mon May 28, 2012 9:06 pm

I am pretty happy with my c50's... They are pretty stiff and so far have held up well to some good abuse on races... But I regret not getting tubulars now.
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Re: dura ace or mavic wheelset?

Postby biker jk » Tue May 29, 2012 5:55 pm

Unko wrote:
biker jk wrote:The Dura-Ace C50 is a lot more aero according to tests conducted by the German Tour magazine. They included the Mavic Cosmic Carbone SLR and the Shimano RS80 C50 (same rim as Dura-Ace).



Cn i please have the link for thi please :)


You sure can. Enjoy.

http://www.tour-magazin.de/services/qtr/epaper_4_2011/page67.html#/102
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Re: dura ace or mavic wheelset?

Postby lammy » Thu Oct 25, 2012 6:52 pm

I just got my 7900 C50s today. I come up from some easton circuits and mavic kyserium elites.

I had the mavics in mind but went ahead with the more expensive shimano anyway purely for the looks (shallow I know).

first thoughts are they spin up around the same, perhaps ever so slightly slower on hills. but they ride completely differently. not as comfy as they are stiffer it seems, more responsive, definately feel more more sturdy once you get them up to speed. Only way to describe the sensation is its simiar to the effect of spinning a wheel and sitting on a office chair. Seem faster when going 35+kmph, not had em long enough to say if they increase overall average. Hubs run really well also. I would quite honestly imagine the mavics being a very similar experience, I think they are a bit heaver though?

overall I am loving the new wheels alot of money but look and ride great. And to be honest its how you feel when your on your prized bike that makes the difference to me.

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Re: dura ace or mavic wheelset?

Postby JessicaAlba » Fri Oct 26, 2012 10:25 pm

Mmmmmmm, sexy!

Was looking at a C35 rear at Wiggle, the last couple weeks. They were on special at $630...but back up to $920 now... Shoulda bit while the biting was good!

Congrats on your new wheelset, they look awesome!!
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Re: dura ace or mavic wheelset?

Postby toolonglegs » Fri Oct 26, 2012 10:30 pm

Mine are up for sale... getting out while the going is good :lol: , probably the first wheelset I have ever sold :mrgreen: .
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Re: dura ace or mavic wheelset?

Postby JessicaAlba » Sat Oct 27, 2012 11:48 am

Got an fs thread, legs?
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Re: dura ace or mavic wheelset?

Postby toolonglegs » Sat Oct 27, 2012 5:43 pm

No... postage would be a bit expensive from where I live :oops: .
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Re: dura ace or mavic wheelset?

Postby JessicaAlba » Sat Oct 27, 2012 6:48 pm

Heh, yeah...could be just a little pricey!
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