fixie wrote: vx255 wrote:
vidman wrote:At this stage Mavic Open Pro with Ultegra hubs are what I'm looking to get when i do a wheel upgrade, but the idea of a rattling wheel doesn't excite me.
Looking at very similar myself, looked at RR 1.2s from DT swiss, but not sure whether the extra weight, 585g for the 1.2 v 435g for the open pros means extra strength or just extra weight.
If you're gonna source the parts yourself David, let me know, we can double up the order and save postage
You need to be sure that you are comparing apples with apples. The DT RR1.2 is a 30 mm deep Vee section rim, stonger than an Open Pro and heavier. The DT competitor to the Open Pro would be the RR1.1 which with single eyelets is lighter but with double eyelets is heavier.
And the Open Pro comes in a number of variants also.
I wish you luck getting spec details so that you can make a proper comparison and an informed decision. After all, your life may depend on it.
You are correct, I wasn't comparing apples with apples, perhaps I should have elaborated further.
My initial thoughts were with the RR1.2 for the very fact of strength, but after looking at specs, realised if I actually wanted a lighter wheel, the open pros would be a better proposition.
My statement was more to do with whether strength of the mavic rim was much different to that of the DT rim, both rims seem to get very good reviews.