Mavic Open Pro 700c Wheel Set

$299.99

The Mavic Open Pro long held a decades long distinction as The best road rim available, period.  It’s reign at the apex of rim tech was only dethroned when aero emerged in the mid 00’s, and carbon fiber became accessible in the marketplace.

Description


The ubiquitous Mavic Open Pro has served the wheel world faithfully over the years/decades as the benchmark for quality construction and performance.  While its name has changed over the years, the Mavic Open Pro’s role and ability to perform over tens of thousands of miles remains constant.  Indeed, you could do very little to find a much worse wheel option as compared to a wheel set built with these legendary rims.

So why is a comparison between a wheel set built with Mavic Open Pros and virtually any other rim almost like comparing apples to oranges?  Due to the fact that almost always Open Pros are found built in to 32 hole front and rear wheel sets.  That, and due to the fact that if an Open Pro had a single stainless eyelet instead of full double stainless eyelets (a rare bird these days), the rim would weigh a solid 15-18g less, and would be in DT Swiss RR415 territory, while still offering a stronger alloy material composition.  Overall the Mavic Open Pro rim is very light weight (approx. 435g), features precision machined side walls for excellent stopping power, as well as full double stainless steel eyeleted spoke holes for better spoke support and longevity.

Upgrading to Mavic Open Pro / Ultegras is about investing in yourself and your sport, this combination of components is the absolute quintessential balance between performance (measured in years) and quality, that anyone could possibly ask for.  While we recognize the Open Pro’s indelible impression upon the road cycling community, we will not be replacing these rims as we use them up.  Road is transitioning to disc, and we have plenty of non-disc road rims that we’re still excited to work with.  That being said, if you find a set of these at your door, we hope you’ll love them as much as we do.

*Wheels will ship with QR levers and Velox 16mm cloth rim tape.

Mavic Open Pro Clincher Specs

700c Front Wheel Rear Wheel Wheel Weights (approx)
Rim Info Aluminum Alloy Clincher, double wall, Mavic Maxtal metal alloy, welded
ETRTO 622 x 14.5
Weight ≈435g average ≈433g average
Sidewall CNC machined, rim brake compatible
Inner Width 14.5mm
Outer Width 19.5mm
Rim Depth 19.2mm
Rim ETRTO 622 x 14.5mm
Rim ERD 603 (without washers)
Rim Tape Velox 16mm Cloth Rim Tape ≈ 30 – 35g/wheel (varies based on overlap)
Washers Full double stainless steel eyelets ≈18g F, ≈18g R (Included in rim listed rim weights)
Valve Type Presta
Tire Type Standard Clincher with inner tube
Tire Volumes 700 x 20mm – 700 x 32mm (sweet spot is 700×23 – 700×25)
Nipple Info Sapim Alloy Double Square Silver Alloy @ ≈ .34g ea 32H = 10
Spoke Info Race Sapim Race 2.0/1.8/2.0 Butted Stainless Spokes Black ≈ 5.65g ea 32H = 180
Spoke Info Dlight Sapim D-Light TCS 2.0/1.65/2.0 Butted Stainless Spokes Black ≈ 5.16g ea 32H = 165g
Spoke Count Front: 32H Rear: 32H
Spoke Pattern Front: 3 Cross Rear: 3 Cross (32H)
Lengths 295mm (32H) 293/295 (32H)
Hub Info BWW RT100 BWW RT300
Hub Weight 100g 300g 100g F, 300g R
Hub Shell Aluminum Alloy
Axle Info QR 9mm x 100mm OLD QR 10mm x 130mm OLD
Hole Ct 32H 32H
DriveS PCD
38 45
DS Ctr to Flange 34 18.5
Non-DriveS PCD 38 45
NDS Ctr to Flange 34 35.5
Axle Material Steel Alloy
Bearings Sealed Cartridge Japan EZO Bearings
Bearing Size Japan EZO TBD Japan EZO TBD
Freehub Shimano/SRAM Road 8/9/10 speed
FH Option 1 Shimano/SRAM Road 11 speed
FH Option  Campagnolo 8/9/10/11 speed
FH Material Aluminum Alloy
  • All options include rim tape and QR levers.

Where is Your Wheel Set Weight?

Not all wheel weight is equal. This is an 1800g(ish) wheel set with a 32 / 32 (or 36/36) spoke count built with strong, light weight  rims, spokes, and hubs, compared to a lot of other “race” wheel sets with lower spoke counts. When you lower a wheel set’s spoke count, you run the risk of decreasing durability, as well as lateral stiffness, (the wheels could flex and rub with the brakes).  So a lot of times the solution is to use a really heavy rim, which can result in wheels that tend to feel a dull, or lethargic.  These wheels start with the use of a superior, designed and engineered rim profile with purposeful wall thickness, materials, and function.  So the rim is light weight, but not flimsy; indeed the Open Pro is much stronger than many other competing rims of the same relative rim weight.  Expect these wheels to feel solid, lively through the bars, and hold up for tens of thousands of miles.

Additional information

Weight 7 lbs
Dimensions 30 × 7 × 26 in

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