Mavic Open Sport 700c Wheel Set


These are solid classic road wheels that will ride smooth and hold up for a really long time.

Hub Options

Spokes *

Nipples *


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 Claris 2400 series (8/9/10 spd), laced three cross front and rear, using Wheel Smith silver stainless 1.8mm/15g spokes and brass nipples.  This lace pattern offers excellent lateral strength while still allowing each wheel to absorb a fair amount of road vibration.  All Shimano hubs feature a loose ball bearing, cup and cone mechanism.  The 2400 Claris set weighs in at about 500 – 510g for the hub set.  These hubs have an aluminum hub shell, steel axles, and steel freehubs, that will resist cassette bite and hold up for a super long time.  The approximate sheel set weight is 2020g.

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* All listed weights are based on an approximate average, actual weights may vary

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

Mavic Open Sport Clincher Specs

700c Front Wheel Rear Wheel Wheel Weights (approx)
Rim Info Aluminum Alloy Clincher, double wall
ETRTO 622 x 15.5
Weight ≈490g average ≈490g average
Sidewall CNC machined, rim brake compatible
Inner Width 15.5mm
Outer Width 20.5mm
Rim Depth 16mm
Rim ETRTO 622 x 15.5mm
Rim ERD 608 (without washers)
Rim Tape Velox 16mm Cloth Rim Tape ≈ 30 – 35g/wheel (varies based on overlap)
Washers Single Stainless Eyelets ≈N/A
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 297mm (32H) 295/297 (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

Wheel Weights

(without QR’s or rim tape)

32/32 RT w/ Race/Brass F ≈ 870g R ≈ 1100g Set ≈ 1970g
32/32 RT w/ DLight/Alloy F ≈ 840g R ≈ 1075g Set ≈ 1915g
  • All options include rim tape and QR levers.

Where is Your Wheel Set Weight?

Not all wheel weight is equal. This is an 1800g wheel set with a 32 / 32 (or 36/36) spoke count may 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 rim profile with purposeful wall thickness.  So the rim is light weight, but not flimsy.  The utilization of 3D shaped internal stainless steel nipple washers that match Sapim’s Polyax nipples mean that where the rim is doing the most work, at each spoke hole, we’re increasing the surface area in which the work is conducted.  This reduces rim stress, reduces the likelihood of rim cracking, while promoting rim life.  Expect these wheels to feel better, and last longer than your current mid 15-1600g wheel set now.

Additional information

Weight 7 lbs
Dimensions 30 × 7 × 26 in


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