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Mavic 230 Rim

3.1/5 (10 Reviews)

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Mavic 230

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Overall Rating:1
Value Rating:1
Submitted by Colin a Cross Country Rider from New Zealand

Date Reviewed: July 8, 2007

Strengths:    None

Weaknesses:    Strength

Bottom Line:   
These were soooo weak. They only lasted 4 off road rides before the rim side walls just flattened on me

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Favorite Trail:   Just toooo many to choose from in NZ

Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $25.00

Purchased At:   LBS

Similar Products Used:   Mavic 231... now that was a really good rim

Bike Setup:   I think I was riding a giant 990 with XT/XTR

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Greg Friedman a Weekend Warrior from merced,ca,usa

Date Reviewed: August 8, 2003

Strengths:    I have had no problem with these rims in over 5 years! I mostly use them on the road and around town. Curbs and cars give them no trouble. They rock! Solid as can be, and I never have to true them.

Bottom Line:   
I know they don't make them anymore, but they are fairly cheap and very resilliant. I would definently buy them again if I could.

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Favorite Trail:   the road and fire trails

Duration Product Used:   More than 3 years

Purchased At:   local bike store

Bike Setup:   Cannondale F700

Overall Rating:1
Value Rating:1
Submitted by roland cannon a Cross Country Rider from slc, ut

Date Reviewed: May 14, 2003

Strengths:    light

Weaknesses:    Edges blow off after using them with "v" brakes. Honest to god, I wish this site allowed pictures. The edge of my rear rim exploded at less than 40 psi.Probably a 4 inch 'rip' from the edge of the rim. I dont think this rim was ever designed for v brake use.

Bottom Line:   
Very scary. I will not ride on them again. I basically ride slow offroat trails. I do not ride hard enough to damage a HUffy. Well, maybe a bit harder, but the rim is very poor.

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Duration Product Used:   More than 3 years

Purchased At:   bike shop

Overall Rating:1
Value Rating:1
Submitted by kasperlcurtis from Hochbrück

Date Reviewed: April 17, 2003

Strengths:    none?

Weaknesses:    they bend easily!?

Bottom Line:   
they are crap. never stay true. just did a bunny hop up two stairs, and they bent inwards. it was right beside the joint, so probably this has been the problem.
perhaps good, if you don´t do any crosscountry and just ride along the streets, not riding off or on the sidewalk.

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Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Bike Setup:   hardtail

Overall Rating:2
Value Rating:2
Submitted by Jason Feng a Cross Country Rider from Bangor Maine U.S.A

Date Reviewed: May 23, 2002

Strengths:    Light weight. Appears to be of good quality.

Weaknesses:    Way over-rated. Bends too easily.

Bottom Line:   
These felt light and lively until I took a hard turn.
The rim just tacoed. Stay away from these. They can't be trusted. If I recall corectly, these were supposed to be heat treated. But from the way it bent too easily I'm sure the set I got didn't receive any heat treating. Anyway, I replaced these with Matrix's SingletrackPro and haven't had any problems since.

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Duration Product Used:   3 months

Similar Products Used:   Sun CR-16

Bike Setup:   '92 Trek 950 w/ Suntour XC-Pro Microdrive

Overall Rating:2
Value Rating:2
Submitted by Jensen Fong a Weekend Warrior from Hong Kong

Date Reviewed: February 21, 2002

Strengths:    umm...it still worked after the bike fell into a 8 feet pit...but it dented(6 spots) and wont ever stay straight again even after truing

Weaknesses:    can be dented easily
bent easily

Bottom Line:   
well if these rims are given to you then take it but otherwise dont waste your money on them, they bend and dent way too easily....

i got the first dent because my bike fell and the rim hit a really small rock and dented

the 5 other dents were from me crashing the bike jumped into a 8 feet pit

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Favorite Trail:   Tai Mo Shan in hk

Duration Product Used:   3 months

Purchased At:   came with my cannondale 97 superv1000

Similar Products Used:   mavic d321 on my new da bomb xlr8r

Bike Setup:   cannondale 97 superv1000 with busted front and rear suspension....lx/xt parts and avid 25 v-brakes

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Patrik Westerlund a Cross Country Rider from Stockholm, Sweden

Date Reviewed: October 6, 2000

Strengths:    They are light, stay true and look good

Weaknesses:    Mavic don't make them any more....

Bottom Line:   
These babies are alive and kicking. True weight 375 g all 4 of them! Compare that to all the false figures manufacturers use to promote light rims! Yes, I have 2 wheelsets, both with Hope hubs and DT 2,0/1,8 spokes and alu nipples. Now with the black spokes, yes, second build-up too....

Stay true during XC use. Haven't worked more with them than maybe 2 times a year and minor trueing adjustments only, just for the fun of making them millimeterexact. The best.

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Duration Product Used:   More than 3 years

Price Paid:    $30.00

Purchased At:   Cykel City

Similar Products Used:   Sun CR 16, Mavic 217 SUP, Mavic 517 SUP

Bike Setup:   Access Ti frame, RS SID sl -99, XTR drivetrain, Syncros headset, bar and post, Icon stem, Hope hubs

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by al farrski a Cross Country Rider from deepest wales

Date Reviewed: February 14, 2000

Strengths:    light, strong, easy to true up after malitious tuning exploits!!

Weaknesses:    Why did they stop making them, will i have to buy Mavics new
Nonsense, might get some Sun XC O-Degrees

Bottom Line:   
Great rims for cross county, i've hit every thing from tree stumps to poodles, and theve trued up every time, theres probably a good 2000 miles left in these babies, i wouldn't mind some better looking Sunns for the money, but hey, for the moment Musseenntt GGrummmmBle!

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Favorite Trail:   anything with mud and sun

Duration Product Used:   2 Years

Similar Products Used:   mavic 220's

Bike Setup:   96 Marin Indian Fire Trail, XT, Mazzochi Z2 Superflys

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by co a Cross Country Rider from Espoo, Finland

Date Reviewed: January 12, 2000

Strengths:    Price, strength

Weaknesses:    Somewhat tricky to keep clean

Bottom Line:   
The rear one got trashed after some 4000 km in a huge drop which was acceptable, I think. But I still have the front one running, something like 6500 km on it and still going strong.

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Duration Product Used:   More than 3 years

Similar Products Used:   Weinmann ZAC 19, Araya something, Bontrager Mustang

Bike Setup:   Cdale M2000

Overall Rating:5
Submitted by Steve a Racer from Cambridge

Date Reviewed: August 4, 1999

Strong, light, true.


Bottom Line:   
I use my bike for commuting and occasionally off-road. The wheels have not needed significant truing over the past 3 years.

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Duration Product Used:   
more than 3 years

Similar Products Used:   
Wolber rims

Bike Setup:   
Raleigh Dyna-tech MTB with LX/XT groupset. I use Specialised Turbo tyres/Panaracer Smokelites on the rims.

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