Interesting info on Mavic LW! UPDATED with PICS!

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spaniardclimber
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by spaniardclimber

I got some info and pics of the new Mavic LW:
20 spoke front and rear
Available june
1185g
Tubular only
2300 eur.

And something more: rear wheel can be dished, but only non drive side spokes can be tensioned.
I can't upload pictures now, but i will ASAP.
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I think its too much money....

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el_justino wrote:I think its too much money....

Well I wouldn't be suprised if they end up around 1800 euro in the shops :wink:

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spaniardclimber,

Thanks for the information. Here are some questions.

Does the 2300 euros include VAT, and if so, at what rate?

What is the rim depth?

Can the wheel be trued - by Mavic only, or by anyone?

Are spokes replacable (or perhaps only certain spokes)? Does this require return to Mavic?

Will there be Shimano and Campagnolo versions? Can the wheel be changed between Shimano and Campagnolo? If so, what is required?

Warranty or crash replacement?

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spaniardclimber wrote:I got some info and pics of the new Mavic LW:
20 spoke front and rear
Available june
1185g
Tubular only
2300 eur.

And something more: rear wheel can be dished, but only non drive side spokes can be tensioned.
I can't upload pictures now, but i will ASAP.

Quite a bit of money!
Box section, semi-aero, or what? For that much/that heavy, I'd want big time aero... Seeing as Zipp 303s are <1150 and 46, 48mm deep... at 1900 USD...
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by spaniardclimber

I got this info from a friend as I couldn't be there in person. I'll post answers as soon as I know them

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by Rodrego Hernandez

only non drive side rear is trueable. Nice looking wheels though

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by 2 wheels

el_justino wrote:I think its too much money....

At least they are cheaper than Lightweight standard.

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by spaniardclimber

Rear can be trued by anyone.
Spokes aren't replaceable
freehub compatibility is same as all other mavics
2 year warranty + ssc + mp3
40mm rim depth
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Nice pictures spaniardclimber, thanks.

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they looked nicer when they were prototype and didn't have the yellow stickers...
the rear hub must definitely get wrapped in carbon, it just does not match the front wheel(wichc alone looks quite cool).
seems like they didn't even ask swissstop to put a mavic logo on the yellow flash brakepads, but just put the pads in their own boxes.

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spaniardclimber wrote:Rear can be trued by anyone.
Spokes aren't replaceable
freehub compatibility is same as all other mavics
2 year warranty + ssc + mp3
40mm rim depth


How are the spokes not replaceable? It looks just like a fat-bladed spoke to me... you'd just call Mavic and ask for a new one...?

Look good though :)
Nice to see Mavic coming out with a new option for lightweight/aero carbon :thumbup:
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by NS

I dont see why they have made the rear non drive side tru-able and nothing else, they arent going to win any beauty contests are they. Is this the production version?

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spaniardclimber wrote:2300 eur.
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For that price I would rather buy another set of Lightweights
also to bad that they use (I guess) 12K weave,
for the rest I liked the design of the ones seen in the Tour more.

2 wheels wrote:At least they are cheaper than Lightweight standard.


Not in europe :wink:

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by C a s r a n

Thanks for all these info, spaniardclimber.

I'm a bit disappointed if that is the final version. I agree with simon: they looked better as a prototype (these stickers are loud), plus the rear hub does not match the front one at all. Price/weight ratio isn't too amazing: Mavic still hasn't a real "light" wheel in their collection.
And why not a total other name? "Cosmic Carbone Ultimate" will be the name, doesn't it? Not really original.
Not bad, but after all the fuss about it, I expected more.

The 12K weave however is a nice idea. I think CarbonSports should consider it as an option, just to make their Gen II Ventoux front wheel match a Standard/Obermayer rear.
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