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PostPosted: Mon Aug 04, 2014 1:28 pm 
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poppiholla wrote:
How do they perform in the wet?


I have never ridden in wet conditions, so I can't comment on their performance.

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PostPosted: Mon Aug 04, 2014 8:05 pm 
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Typical carbon performance in the wet with black prince pads. However, I just did 2 back to back rain Crits with them and they were manageable.

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PostPosted: Sat Aug 09, 2014 7:42 pm 
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Did Mavic ever release any aero data for this wheelset? Since they are not overly light (1545g) I would hope they are at least as aero as Zipp 303 FCs. My experience with aluminum Mavic clinchers is they are stiff and reliable so I expect these to be the same.

I am in the market for a set of light weight carbon clinchers with good aero and would like them to be as stiff and light as possible. I actually considered the Lightweight MEILENSTEIN clinchers since they are very light and supposed to be very stiff but they are only 20mm wide and kind of old tech so I am skeptical about their aero benefits, especially given the cost $$$$$$$. Thoughts?

The other wheels on my list are these new Mavic 40C, Reynolds 46 Aero clincher and maybe the '14 Zipp 303 FC.


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From what I've read, the 40c are on the middle of the scale in terms aero. Mavic admitted that making them super aero wasn't a priority. Also keep in mind that rim tape isn't needed with these wheels, so you shed around 40g there compared to other wheels. Very small amount but still should be considered.

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PostPosted: Sun Sep 28, 2014 12:48 pm 
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I see there's now a steel hubbed version of these wheels available for cheaper?


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PostPosted: Sun Sep 28, 2014 1:33 pm 
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Looks like you're right. The Cosmic Carbone 40 Elite. They have full aluminum hubs. Also, seems like they come with different skewers and no wheelbags.

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Alloy hubs but same claimed weight for the wheelset as the original, carbon hub version with a decent saving on comparative RRPs.

Wonder if this means a new, higher spec option might be on the cards - the 40C rims built with the hubs and spokes from the Cosmic SLR or CC Ultimate would be a wheelset that I would definitely be interested in.


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The higher end 40C mustn't have been selling well I suppose. Doesn't really make sense to come out with a cheaper practically similar version that weighs the same in the same profile?


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Any input, Zack?


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andylav wrote:
Wonder if this means a new, higher spec option might be on the cards - the 40C rims built with the hubs and spokes from the Cosmic SLR or CC Ultimate would be a wheelset that I would definitely be interested in.


The CCU already has the new braking surface / resin that was developed for the C40, and I think they've updated the shape as well.


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wingguy wrote:
The CCU already has the new braking surface / resin that was developed for the C40, and I think they've updated the shape as well.


I meant a new, higher end clincher wheel rather than a new CCU - a 40C Ultimate perhaps since they seem to have introduced a lower spec 40C Elite


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Oh yeah, I overlooked that small detail! :lol: :oops:


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