Ever hear the expression, “that person’s famous for being famous”? The Mavic Open Sport rim is popular because it’s popular. It’s a known quantity in a world diluted with over-hyped bicycle rims. The Open Sport doesn’t claim to make you more “aero” because 2mm on a rim profile is really going to make a difference when you’ve got a 12 kt headwind, or offer “noticeably” more comfort because its 2mm wider from the rim’s centerline. The Mavic Open Sport offers an old school box styled rim; and in this case, that’s a good thing. We don’t need to take a bunch of time comparing this rim to another, there’s not too many box styled rims anymore. The few we’ve seen are noodles under tension or have junk sidewall tolerances such that they’re impossible to true under three tenths of a millimeter. In summary, the Open Sport sells itself. This rim works, it’s a great rim without pretension.
We are building these Mavic Open Sport rims up with 32 hole, Shimano 105 5700 series (8/9/10 spd) or 5800 series (8/9/10/11 spd) hubs, laced three cross front and rear, using DT Swiss stainless silver or black 2.0mm/14g spokes and brass nipples. This lace pattern offers excellent lateral strength while still allowing each wheel to absorb a fair amount of road vibration. Thanks for taking a moment to check out these wheels.
Brief: Road Commuter/Training wheel set 700C
Rim: Mavic Open Sport® 700c, 32 holes, pinned, with rim wear indicators, black
Hub Front: Shimano 105 – 159g, 32 holes
Hub Rear: Shimano 105 – 350g, 32 holes, Shimano/Sram 8/9/10 speed or 8/9/10/11 speed compatible, please select
Valve Type: Presta
Tire Sizes: 700 x 19 - 700 x 32
* All listed weights are based on an approximate average, actual weights may vary