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Mavic wheel repair

jds_1981jds_1981 Posts: 1,858
edited August 2019 in MTB workshop & tech
I managed to put a major ding in my rear Mavic wheel (somehow mistimed a bunny hop and as on my cyclo-cross bike only running relatively small tyres).
Wheels are https://www.chainreactioncycles.com/mav ... prod154015
I'd like to just replace the rim. Apparently it's a LV2314900
Does anyone know how I go about getting a replacement? Is the only way to go into a redistributor (condor?) And ask for them to order a rim in for me?

Thanks.
FCN 9 || FCN 5

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  • billycoolbillycool Posts: 833
    Could you not buy a 2nd hand wheel or just a complete new replacement? Might be cheaper than wheelbuilding costs?

    Something like this?

    https://www.evanscycles.com/mavic-cross ... l-EV254302
    "Ride, crash, replace"
  • jds_1981jds_1981 Posts: 1,858
    billycool wrote:
    Could you not buy a 2nd hand wheel or just a complete new replacement? Might be cheaper than wheelbuilding costs?

    Something like this?

    https://www.evanscycles.com/mavic-cross ... l-EV254302
    "Ride crash replace" - my space exactly at the moment.

    I had seen that wheel and considered. Depending on costs it might be the best option.

    I'm happy to rebuild the wheel so that's not much of a factor as long as I can get a new rim reasonably cheaply.
    FCN 9 || FCN 5
  • billycoolbillycool Posts: 833
    Can't help you specifically with that rim.

    I've got some Mavic 419's built up for my HT and they are great. Only did it due to special offer price on rims being laced to some Fuel hubs from Superstar.

    My most recent set were also discount WTB rims on to Hope 4 hubs bought using Clubcard vouchers @ Evans.

    Personally, I don't build wheels. I just pay someone else!

    Good luck in the search.
    "Ride, crash, replace"
  • I'd rather buy used quality than Mavic. A used Hope rim will be nice and easy to work on, easy to get spares if needed.

    I buy/sell a lot of rims and Mavic just don't seem like good value.

    You need a 29" wheel that fits whatever dropout or axle your bike runs. Plenty of decent rims floating about on ebay.
    Might be able to get a good deal on one if the person is local and isn't able to post so is collection only.
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