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Recent Mavic Aksium really only for V-Brakes?

timtaktimtak Posts: 28
edited June 2017 in Road buying advice
Is it true that Mavic Aksiums are (since at least as early as 2013) only suitable for V-brakes? Why? The join in the rim has changed apparently.

Background. Mavic Aksiums were my wheel of choice till I tried Fulcrum racing 5s, which are nicer. Now that my Fulcrum rims have gone, I thought I would go back to Aksiums which are about 50USD cheaper (bit heavier, not quite as nice, and plastic free wheel wears out in older versions but so do the rims), but I read that they are, since at least as early as 2013, which I can purchase for 175USD, only suitable for V-brakes. I used my old 2007? Aksiums with normal road bike calliper brakes.

If it is true that I can't use Aksiums, I may get another pair of nice Fulcrum Racing 5LG for 225USD.

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  • ayjayceeayjaycee Posts: 1,277
    In short, no!
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  • ugo.santaluciaugo.santalucia Posts: 26,808
    For some reason they mean rim brakes, as opposed to disc brakes.

    Whether rim brakes are caliper, cantilever or V-brakes it doesn't matter
  • timtaktimtak Posts: 28
    ayjaycee wrote:
    In short, no!
    For some reason they mean rim brakes, as opposed to disc brakes. Whether rim brakes are caliper, cantilever or V-brakes it doesn't matter
    Thank you both very much.
    m(._.)m
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