Wheel choice - Mavic or Prolite

Discussion in 'Components, Accessories and Clothing' started by Kevs-the-name, 26 Jul 2012.

  1. I have just purchased a Felt Z85.
    It comes with Mavic CXP 22 wheels as standard, however I have a nearly new set of Pro-Lite Como available.
    Which set would you suggest I use on the bike?

    Many thanks
     
  2. Sittingduck

    Sittingduck Guru

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    Bucks
    What kind if riding are you going to use the bike for?
     
  3. OP
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    Kevs-the-name

    Kevs-the-name Regular

    Fitness mainly, Road riding only. Unlikely to threaten the race elite though!. May also attempt some sportives and longer rides
     
  4. Sittingduck

    Sittingduck Guru

    Location:
    Bucks
    This thread has some discussion on the Mavics. Neither wheelset is particularly light but should be ok to start off with. Perhaps give both a try and see which you prefer. I would think the Mavics will be a bit more robust, although I'm not sure about their weight. The Como are around 2100g for the pair, which ain't exactly light, either. I reckon both will be ok but you may benefit from a better, lighter set for hilly stuff. I would enjoy the new bike and see how it goes... maybe upgrade to a better set next spring when you had a chance to assess both options.
     
  5. MattHB

    MattHB Proud Daddy

    Ive just taken my CXP22's off my Z6 in exchange for some RS80 C24 (£299 planet x at the moment) and it was an astonishing difference in both ride quality and acceleration and climbing. I found the CXP's to flex ENORMOUSLY (Im 95kg). I get no flex at all on the RS80's.
     
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