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Crosslink


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Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Rob a Racer from Illinois

Date Reviewed: January 29, 2002

Strengths:    Stay true, stiff, look good.

Weaknesses:    A little heavy, but that helps them hold up.

Bottom Line:   
Great rim for XC riding/training. Okay for racing - a little on the heavy side. But, they've held up very well. Don't show any signs of wear after two hard seasons. But, I don't do 6' drops either. Just hard climbing and riding. If you need a good training rim, these will do ya.

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Favorite Trail:   John Muir

Duration Product Used:   2 Years

Price Paid:    $300.00

Purchased At:   LBS

Similar Products Used:   Crossmax, 517, Mustang

Bike Setup:   Homegrown Factory, XTR, yadda yadda

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:3
Submitted by Pave a Weekend Warrior from Turku, , Finland

Date Reviewed: March 1, 2001

Strengths:    Low rolling resistans (spinning goes on and on and on...), STD ball bearings, looks (X-Link Disc).

Weaknesses:    Weak freewheel (inner body cracked). Lifetime of original bearings in nasty conditions. The rims stay true (and the rear rim on center line) only when the sprokets are left slightly loose -> flexy. The constant need of maintenance, special components are expensive and hard to find.

Bottom Line:   
XC will do, but NOT for freeriders. Standard wheels are easier to maintenance and cheaper to repair after a crash. Great wheels, if you are not a jumper, dropper or crasher!

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Favorite Trail:   Still looking...

Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Purchased At:   2nd hand

Similar Products Used:   CampaMirox/XT, 517/XTR/DTRevo, SyncrosXLR/XTR/DTRevo, Coda Expert, BontragerMustang/LX...

Bike Setup:   C-dale S-V700 ´00 with few modifications

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Hans Abba a Cross Country Rider from NJ

Date Reviewed: July 19, 2000

Strengths:    Light, looks, stays true

Weaknesses:    flex, crappy skewers

Bottom Line:   
These are good rims for the money. They are some of the best looking wheels and get the job done.

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Favorite Trail:   Bike Show

Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Similar Products Used:   Crap

Bike Setup:   Jamis Dakar Team, XT

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:4
Submitted by STEVE a FREErider from Edmonton, Canada

Date Reviewed: June 6, 2000

Strengths:    Light, fast acceleration, very strong

Weaknesses:    not tree-proof

Bottom Line:   
I started off loving the acceleration and smooth rolling, but then I found out that these wheels suck at hitting trees. 1 4" poplar tree and I had to shell out $175 CDN and wait two weeks for Mavic to come through with a new rim. Replacement parts should definately be more accessible. These rims are tough, I routinely drop them from 6 feet or more to sometimes flat landings and they take the abuse beautifully. Rarely do they require truing.
Very tough.

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Duration Product Used:   3 months

Similar Products Used:   mavic 221 w/ XT

Bike Setup:   Giant XCX DS1

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Chris Russell a Racer from Toronto, Canada

Date Reviewed: April 14, 2000

Strengths:    Ability to stay true
Cost


Weaknesses:    Loose spoke

Bottom Line:   
Had a problem with one spoke that would not stay tight. Called local rep, he said that I should use loc tite in red bottle to stop it; fixed the problem. A good set of wheels.

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Favorite Trail:   radical, hardwood hills

Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Similar Products Used:   LX/238 LX/M521

Bike Setup:   99 GT Zaskar LE, XTR, Z2 A-BOMB

Overall Rating:3
Submitted by SK a Cross-Country Rider from Milwaukee, WI

Date Reviewed: January 10, 2000

Strengths:    
Strong wheelset, decent price (although it came stock on my bike).


Weaknesses:    
Rear wheel wont stay true, kind of chunky, servicability.


Bottom Line:   
Mavic does a pretty good job on this wheelset. I think they are being extremely generous in saying that this wheelset is 750/950. More like 850/1020... Back wheel fell out of true after a few rides. I never even pounded it, and I am a 165 lbs rider. That's what spoke wrenches are for.

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Favorite Trail:   
Emma Carlin

Duration Product Used:   
6 months

Similar Products Used:   
Chris King, Old LX/522 set


Bike Setup:   
GT Zaskar LE with SID XC

Overall Rating:2
Submitted by Matt a Cross-Country Rider from Knoxville

Date Reviewed: January 1, 2000

Strengths:    
Looks, light weight, price ($249)


Weaknesses:    
Cheap skewers, rear wheel will not stay true.


Bottom Line:   
I weigh about 160 lbs, so I'm no clydesdale, yet the rear wheel refuses to stay true for a whole ride. The silver lining: a rubbing rear brake certainly makes for a good workout, I guess.Also, the skewers are pretty darn cheap and heavy-- I used my old LX skewers instead. Does anybody want to swap their new XT/517s for my nearly new Crosslinks? Didn't think so!

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Duration Product Used:   
less than 1 month

Similar Products Used:   
LX/Mavic 238


Bike Setup:   
Litespeed Obed

Overall Rating:1
Submitted by Larry a Cross-Country Rider from Catskill Mtns, New York

Date Reviewed: December 29, 1999

Strengths:    
none that i can tell


Weaknesses:    
heavy.
acceleration no better than stock XT hubs laced to any decent rim w/DT spokes.
rear won't stay true.
spokes freeze to nipples.


Bottom Line:   
25-50% more expensive than other wheelsets that offer the same performance.
to many reliability problems for a wheelset from a respected company like Mavic.
they make great rims for the road.
if you enamored with these, make me an offer and they are yours.

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Duration Product Used:   
1 Year

Similar Products Used:   
XT hubs w/Sun subIV rims
XT hubs w/Mavic 517 rims
XT hubs w/Mavic 222 rims


Bike Setup:   
Rocky Mountain Element Race
Mar. Z-3 fork, Fox vanilla coil rear

Overall Rating:2
Submitted by Cliff Leonard a Cross-Country Rider from Tallahassee, FL

Date Reviewed: December 1, 1999

Strengths:    
Light weight, great price $230, look cool


Weaknesses:    
Must true after every ride!


Bottom Line:   
Like I said they look cool are light weight and cost little. However they do not stay true. I weigh 150 lbs. ride under 100 miles a week offrode and I keep the bike on the ground, so I should be able to ride the weakest wheel and not screw it up. Unfortunaly I have to always carry a spoke wrench for the rear wheel. The lateraly (strait) laced rear wheel always loosens at least a couple spokes about every other ride sometimes more often than that. Sometimes it seporates from the nipple! I notice very few others complained of this, maybe I got a bum set. My opinion is it is best to stick with a Shimano/Mavic set up because they are bomb proof and can be repaired anywhere. Happy Riding!!

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Favorite Trail:   
Secret Single Track

Duration Product Used:   
6 months

Similar Products Used:   
Crossland, XT Mavic


Bike Setup:   
Ritchy frame with SID & XTR

Overall Rating:5
Submitted by Vid a Cross-Country Rider from central Ontario

Date Reviewed: November 30, 1999

Strengths:    
Light
STRONG
fsat!!!!


Weaknesses:    
none yet


Bottom Line:   
Kick ass rims, great all round rims, 2 thumbs up!

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Favorite Trail:   
thre stages Collingwood

Duration Product Used:   
6 months

Bike Setup:   
Marin hardtail w/XT & XTR

Overall Rating:5
Submitted by Eric a Cross-Country Rider from Milwaukee, WI

Date Reviewed: October 30, 1999

Strengths:    
Look great
Strong, haven't needed truing since I got them.


Weaknesses:    
None!


Bottom Line:   
Great Rims for the money you pay! The only extras you get on Crossmax is aluminum nips and a few other little things, other than that Crosslink and Crossmax are exactly the same. Had these rims for 5 or 6 months and weigh 230 and have had no problems with them coming out of true.

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Favorite Trail:   
John Muir Trails

Duration Product Used:   
6 months

Similar Products Used:   
Ritchey Vantage Expert
Ritchey Rock Pro


Bike Setup:   
Tricked out GT Ricochet (got the frame new for $70!) Full XT group, Z1BAM

Overall Rating:4
Submitted by Joel Slezak a Racer from Chicago IL

Date Reviewed: October 29, 1999

Strengths:    
Stay true after hard rides and or races. Have good excelleration.


Weaknesses:    
Scewers are cheep


Bottom Line:   
My old weels would have to be trued after every ride, but these wheels stay true. They are not too expensive. I have have the wheels come loose during rides, that must be due to cheep skewers, but you could buy new ones. Overal if you don't have much money to spend on a top of the line set of wheel, you can't go wrong with the Cross Link

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Favorite Trail:   
Palos Trails

Duration Product Used:   
3 months


Overall Rating:4
Submitted by Ryan a Racer from Williamstown, MA

Date Reviewed: October 29, 1999

Strengths:    
Light weight
Strength
Good Acceleration


Weaknesses:    
We shall see


Bottom Line:   
These are great wheels for the price. For a little extra dough over regular ole' wheels you get a great combination of features - good hubs, light weight, decent lateral stiffness and noticeably better acceleration. I race the northeastern collegiate circuit and have had no problems over the course of several long races, just had to true them once after my first long training ride. I highly recommend these wheels for training and racing, especially for those who can't shell out the bucks/don't need Crossmax wheels.

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Favorite Trail:   
Waterbar

Duration Product Used:   
3 months

Similar Products Used:   
Mavic w/ XT hub
Mavic Crossland


Bike Setup:   
Steel hardtail w/ XT components and Manitou fork

Overall Rating:5
Submitted by Chris King a Cross-Country Rider from Sweden

Date Reviewed: October 25, 1999

Strengths:    
Strong, light.


Weaknesses:    
Cheap skewers!!


Bottom Line:   
These wheels works very good for me. Good acceleration!http://zap.to/chrisking

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Duration Product Used:   
1 Year

Similar Products Used:   
Sun, Araya, Mavic.


Bike Setup:   
Race Face LP Turbine, Magura Harlequin, XT F&R Derailleur, Manitou M4

Overall Rating:1
Submitted by Puff the Magic Dragon a Cross-Country Rider from Buena Park, CA.

Date Reviewed: October 12, 1999

Strengths:    
Rims


Weaknesses:    
The cheapest freewheel hub ive ever laid eyes on.


Bottom Line:   
I dont know what the hell the deal is but if you look further down you will see i have commented on this before. After getting the freewheel hub repaired once by Mavic (Which took at least two months to turn around). I set on a journey, happy to have the crosslink back on the schwinn after riding on a 221 for the duration of the repair. But low and behold that worthless freewheel hub decides to fall apart in the middle of my delightful jaunt through the horse trails of fullerton. No more than 45 minutes back on the it and the same little collar inside snaps. Well let me tell you something, I'd rather go to my LBS everyday to true up the 221 than wait another two months for something that is going to fall apart again. Oh and try calling Mavic's customer service line, you'll get a chance to record your voice just like a professional singer. With one drawback, I dont think anyone listens and i highly doubt you'll ever get into the top 40. With that said I rescind my four flamin' chili's awarded to Mavic's efforts in my previous post and give them what they truly deserve. One flamin' chili for the rims.

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Favorite Trail:   
San Juan Trail

Duration Product Used:   
6 months

Similar Products Used:   
Bontrager Corvair, Rolf Dolomite, Mavic 221


Bike Setup:   
Tricked out schwinn mesa, Trek 8500

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