Is the Exalith Open Pro vaporware?

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morganb
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by morganb

These were hyped and shown on a few show bikes a year or two ago and I haven't seen any in the wild. I have seen the Open Pro UST for sale but haven't seen a single set on a bike yet.

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by MaraudingWalrus

Short answer: yes.

Longer answer: yes but it's complicated.

Talking to my Mavic rep (Mavic NA) he doesn't believe that they'll exist. One of my distributors who deals with Mavicin France directly, apparently France still thinks they'll exist. I ask my Mavic rep every time I see him. I don't think he likes me any more.
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MaraudingWalrus wrote:
Thu Aug 16, 2018 4:55 pm
One of my distributors who deals with Mavic in France directly, apparently France still thinks they'll exist.
Yeah, but isn't that the same bunch that thinks that a Frenchman will win the TDF every year?
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MaraudingWalrus wrote:
Thu Aug 16, 2018 4:55 pm
Talking to my Vittoria rep (Vittoria NA) he doesn't believe that they'll exist. One of my distributors who deals with Vittoria in France directly, apparently France still thinks they'll exist. I ask my Vittoria rep every time I see him. I don't think he likes me any more.
And by Vittoria I assume you really meant Mavic…?

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Oh, sorry. Yes. It's the same guy for me. Obviously nobody else here knew that piece of the puzzle.
MayhemSWE wrote:
MaraudingWalrus wrote:
Thu Aug 16, 2018 4:55 pm
Talking to my Vittoria rep (Vittoria NA) he doesn't believe that they'll exist. One of my distributors who deals with Vittoria in France directly, apparently France still thinks they'll exist. I ask my Vittoria rep every time I see him. I don't think he likes me any more.
And by Vittoria I assume you really meant Mavic…?

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My wheel guy told me not likely to happen anytime soon. His theory was mavic were twitchy it would eat into wheelset sales.

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I tell anyone who asks if your waiting for the exalith rim before you buy those new wheels you may never buy them. Assume its not going to happen. it was happening in 2019 we would know by now.

then wheel builders would get constant calls that the black has worn off and become patchy.... really its not worth our time bothering with this rim if it gets released. they will be bought for the looks but in the end they will disappoint for that reason.

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by TobinHatesYou

Mavic seemingly launched couple of vaporware products last year like the Ksyrium Pro Carbon SL UST as well. Only now have they finally relaunched them (with different specs...wider profile)

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Stueys wrote:
Thu Aug 16, 2018 10:24 pm
My wheel guy told me not likely to happen anytime soon. His theory was mavic were twitchy it would eat into wheelset sales.
While not an unlikely concern, I personally don't think they'd have much to worry about. The market for premium alloy rims has got to be tiny. If they're ever going to release it now would also be about bloody time. Had they been released a year ago I would've bought a pair immediately, but now I am about to make the transition to disc brakes…

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by pocari123

Haven’t heard anything about a Ksyrium Exalith UST either which I assume should be higher on their list (correct me if I’m wrong). Maybe it’s a technical issue with exalith and UST?


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“A new freedom for Mavic under Regent”
https://www.bicycleretailer.com/industr ... letes-sale
They mention a whole new product range for 2021 as well as a return to hardgood categories they had abandoned. Might that include introducing the Exalith Open Pro UST at last? I’m still dreaming of building a nice set with a Carbon-Ti rear hub.
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