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Mavic 238 Rims Rim

3.4/5 (86 Reviews)
MSRP : $35.00


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Mavic 238 Rims


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Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:3
Submitted by timcarley a Weekend Warrior from stephenvilletexasusa

Date Reviewed: April 21, 2011

Strengths:    Definitely long lasting

Weaknesses:    weird tube valve stem design

Bottom Line:   
MAVIC 559X17 / 6106 238 WHEELS... I am trying to switch to street/road/hybrid tires! Cant find anything to fit these wheels! Anyone got any ideas? sizes/dimensions on tubes an tires please.

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Favorite Trail:   germany

Duration Product Used:   More than 3 years

Price Paid:    $1200.00

Purchased At:   cant remember, germa

Similar Products Used:   none

Bike Setup:   Shimano STX

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by matthew moscardini a Weekend Warrior from newburyport, ma usa

Date Reviewed: May 7, 2008

Strengths:    bombproof

Weaknesses:    no longer available?

Bottom Line:   
Came with the frame over 10 years ago and still going strong. I changed the front hub to a 20mm to work with a psylo xc (junk) and then nixons- kept the rim. I would like to switch over to a disc specific rim set but really can't justify it. They work and never need to be trued. I have heard the spokes buckle and and ping on more than a few occasions but they always stay true.

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Duration Product Used:   More than 3 years

Purchased At:   friend

Bike Setup:   specialized stumpjumper, nixon forks, marzocchi hubs

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Tim from Orlando, FL

Date Reviewed: August 14, 2006

Strengths:    Can't break them

Bottom Line:   
9 years and trued them once! Still going strong

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Duration Product Used:   More than 3 years

Purchased At:   OEM on my Bianchi


Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by John a Weekend Warrior from Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Date Reviewed: August 8, 2005

Strengths:    Mavic quality and only had to be trued 2x in 9yrs.

Weaknesses:    A little light weight and no eyelets.

Bottom Line:   
A great rim that came stock on my 1996 GT Ricochet. Only had to be straightened 2x since mid Oct.1996. No dings, dents or scratches on braking surface. Would of been nice to have eyelts to reinforce rim as at 2 eyelets are stress cracks. Front rim is still in excellent condition and the rear was replaced by a Weinnman Zac-19, which isn't as good.
Bottom Line: On an entry level off-road race bike it's great.

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Duration Product Used:   More than 3 years

Purchased At:   D'Ornellas (came with 1996 GT Ricochet)

Similar Products Used:   Rolf Dolomite Disk, Weinnman Zac-19 (to replace cracked rear Mavic M-238 rim).

Bike Setup:   2001 Trek Fuel 90 Disk, 1996 GT Ricochet.

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:4
Submitted by NICK LAMBROU a Cross Country Rider from THESSALONIKI/GREECE

Date Reviewed: June 11, 2004

Weaknesses:    THEY ARE ONLY COMPATIBLE TO BIKE,NOT CAR ONES

Bottom Line:   
THESE RIMS FEEL VERY GOOD WHEN RIDING,SINCE THEY ABSORB WELL ENOUGH EVERY HIT.MOREOVER THEY ARE LIGHT ENOUGH TO MOVE COMFORTABLE WHILE ASCENDING.GOOD VALUE FOR THEIR PRICE.

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Duration Product Used:   2 Years

Price Paid:    $20.00

Bike Setup:   HARDTAIL

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Lars a Weekend Warrior from AZ

Date Reviewed: May 3, 2004

Strengths:    My buddy put these on his bike years ago, then I bought it from him, so I don't know how much they cost.

My buddy beat on them hard (180lbs)doing tricks both in rocks and urban. Then I got them, and beat on them hard as I was learning (way too gung-ho)! It's amazing how well they've held up!

Kepp in mind that these are from several years ago - so perhaps they were better built then???


Weaknesses:    Don't last forever.

Needed truing about once a year.


Bottom Line:   
The are NOT the latest greatest rims. But they survived years of abuse. I'm taking these off and replacing them with new all disk fat FR wheels. Had to just give them the credit they're due!


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Duration Product Used:   More than 3 years

Price Paid:    $1.00

Purchased At:   lbs

Bike Setup:   bla bla bla

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by RideFast a Cross Country Rider from State College

Date Reviewed: April 14, 2003

Strengths:    Strong, pretty light

Weaknesses:    can't think of any

Bottom Line:   
I have raced these wheels and i used to ride alot of trials and i have slammed on these wheels for a while are are still rollin. The front rim has never had to be trued and the back wheel other then changing spokes has had to be trued only 3 or 4 times. These wheels are great for anyone!

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Duration Product Used:   More than 3 years

Purchased At:   these rims came on my bike

Similar Products Used:   zac and alex rims

Bike Setup:   Gt hardtail with LX and XT

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by max a Weekend Warrior from uk

Date Reviewed: December 5, 2002

Strengths:    cheap+strong

Weaknesses:    exposed seam

Bottom Line:   
front went out of true on first ride down steps!wasnt impressed but after spending some time truing them properly ie. on both planes and then equalising spoke tension i've not had to touch them at all in over 2 years and over 1k miles of aggressive riding and some jumping!

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Duration Product Used:   2 Years

Bike Setup:   voodoo full sus

Overall Rating:3
Value Rating:3
Submitted by Joseph Baldwin a Downhiller from Colorado Springs, CO, USA

Date Reviewed: October 24, 2002

Strengths:    Hmm, easily trued!

Weaknesses:    Hmm, easily tacoed!

Bottom Line:   
Well, maybe the bike shop didn't qualify me correctly. I told them I do major drops, they majorly ignored me or just didn't tune the rims correctly.

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Favorite Trail:   Palmer Park Overall Trail System

Duration Product Used:   6 months

Price Paid:    $150.00

Purchased At:   Colorado Springs Bikes (or something like that)

Similar Products Used:   Hmm...

Bike Setup:   Extreme!

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Ed a Cross Country Rider from Lakewood, Ca

Date Reviewed: May 19, 2002

Strengths:    Last long w/ out much maint ( front rim )

Weaknesses:    Comes out of true easily ( rear rim )

Bottom Line:   
The wheels came w/ the bike when I bought it new. The front rim has held up quite well. The rear rim, though, has come out of true a few times and it seems to happen in the same spots. It finally got to the point that i replaced the rear rim w/ a Mavic F519. I'll review that one soon.
Bottome line: good front rim.

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Duration Product Used:   More than 3 years

Purchased At:   Came w/ bike

Bike Setup:   Schwinn hardtail

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by MARK INFUSINO a Cross Country Rider from HONESDALE, PA USA

Date Reviewed: April 23, 2002

Strengths:    STRONG AND LIGHT. TROUBLE FREE MAKES YOU FORGET ABOUT THEM

Weaknesses:    SEAM ON THE BRAKING SURFACE

Bottom Line:   
I HAVE TO AGREE WITH THE LAST REVIEWER, I HAVE HAD THESE RIMS FOR A YEAR NOW AND THEY HAVE NEVER NEEDED TRUING. (I WEIGHT OVER 200 LBS) THESE ARE CROSS COUNTRY RIMS, NOT DESIGNED FOR 6 FOOT DROPS ON CEMENT. THE SEAM ON THE RIMS DOES MAKE FOR A SHORTER BRAKE LIFE, BUT MY CHEAP SHIMANO BRAKE PADS LASTED 9 MONTHS(I WAS GLAD TO GET RID OF THEM)

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Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Similar Products Used:   NONE

Bike Setup:   VOODOO ERZULIE,INDY W/SPEEDSPRINGS,STX DERAILERS,TITEC STEM HANDELBAR & SEATPOST.WTB SST SADDLE

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by John Lara a Cross Country Rider from Whitesboro, NY

Date Reviewed: April 15, 2002

Strengths:    Light, strong, reliable, and fast

Weaknesses:    Nothing I can think of

Bottom Line:   
I like these Rims, for the front that is where I have them. I can only imagine that the only reason people have talked trash about these in the past is that Mavic's Qaulity control took a vacation between late 98 and early 00 when most of the people seem to be complaing from. Other than that, I love these rims, and I am a hardtail loving ubran assault nutcase on my commute

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Favorite Trail:   Mohawk valley

Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Price Paid:    $50.00

Purchased At:   Bike Shop

Similar Products Used:   Weiman 517s, mavic 217

Bike Setup:   Trek 800, upgraded with Judy TTs, and all alivio drivetrain, and XT hubs

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:4
Submitted by andrusha a Racer from Ukraine

Date Reviewed: February 23, 2002

Weaknesses:    None

Bottom Line:   
I'm the biketrials rider from Ukraine
I used these rims for 3 months and they were quite ok.
They was perfectly normal ,even when I had seriously crashed
they endured ! I am pretty happy with them

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Duration Product Used:   3 months


Overall Rating:3
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Greg a Weekend Warrior from Toronto

Date Reviewed: September 6, 2001

Strengths:    they are good for xc, dont do drops over 2 feet

Weaknesses:    i finally warped the front rim badly in one spot, off a 10 set at the skydome, it was like 6 feet high, it was fun

Bottom Line:   
only buy these rims for xc trailriding, dont try big urban on these. it has seen a helluvalotta stairs and small drops except for that one big 40k+ one.

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Favorite Trail:   Urban

Duration Product Used:   2 Years

Purchased At:   Bike Zone

Similar Products Used:   nothing

Bike Setup:   voodoo erzulie, manitou spyder 2 inch travel (uprgrading soon)

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Chad a Weekend Warrior from Orlando

Date Reviewed: June 26, 2001

Strengths:    Tough as nails

Weaknesses:    I can see the seams

Bottom Line:   
I was riding along at high speed with the old fork (Girvin Linkage that came on the bike), hit a jump and landed with the front wheel turned perpandicular to the direction I was riding. The wheel didn't come out of true...the fork bent!, thus the new Noleen Elite.

Strong wheels!

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Favorite Trail:   Hardrock

Duration Product Used:   More than 3 years

Purchased At:   came on bike

Bike Setup:   Proflex 756 w/ Noleen Elite (linkage) front fork and RisseRacing rear suspension

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