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Mavic EN 521 Disc Rim

5/5 (4 Reviews)
MSRP : $50.49

Product Description

The new benchmark for Enduro riding and light free riding.

  • 6106 aluminum alloy
  • Clincher
  • Single eyelet
  • Traditional drilling

    weight Ø 26": 540 grams

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    Reviews 1 - 4 (4 Reviews Total)

    User Reviews

    Overall Rating:5
    Value Rating:5
    Submitted by Erik Rodin

    Date Reviewed: October 15, 2013

    Strengths:    Strong, looks modest.

    Weaknesses:    None yet!

    Bottom Line:   
    I built this rim up for a rear wheel on my Stumpie FSR. Most of the riding I do is tech XC, but occasionally it sees some light FR situations. So far, this rim has held up without a hitch. It stays true...period. I've taken it off smaller drops (around 4') with no issues. Perhaps this is a little beefy for a XC setup, and maybe a little heavy as well, but I like strong and low maintenance. This rim has fit the bill nicely! I'm looking for a second now to build a front wheel.

    Overall Rating:5
    Value Rating:5
    Submitted by lebikerboy a Weekend Warrior from North Vancouver

    Date Reviewed: December 23, 2011

    Strengths:    Strong,welded,look good,etc.

    Weaknesses:    None so far.

    Bottom Line:   
    Great rim, great value.

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    Duration Product Used:   1 Year

    Similar Products Used:   Mavic F219, EN321, Sun Rhyno Lite, Easton Havoc, etc.

    Bike Setup:   Santa Cruz Tazmon

    Overall Rating:5
    Value Rating:5
    Submitted by Haggis a Weekend Warrior from NZ

    Date Reviewed: August 10, 2010

    Strengths:    Good balance of width, weight and strength. Welded joint.

    Weaknesses:    None

    Bottom Line:   
    Highly recommended for 6" steamers. 21mm innner width gives better profile than 819 and the rims have held up to nearly 3 years abuse with barely a whimper, so much so that I'll probably transfer them to my new frame and sell off the DT E540 rims it comes with...

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    Duration Product Used:   2 Years

    Purchased At:   CRC

    Similar Products Used:   Mavic 819, 317, 519, 217, Ritchie, Sun.

    Bike Setup:   Reign

    Overall Rating:5
    Value Rating:5
    Submitted by Some Guy With A Bike a Weekend Warrior from Boise, ID, USA

    Date Reviewed: January 16, 2010

    Strengths:    -Nice and light, but also strong
    -builds up wonderfully
    -a fairly flat inner rim surface for easy tubeless tape application (if you use tape)
    -very little lateral flex
    -wide enough for a buncha' tires
    -a reliable WELDED joint
    -Cheap *A LOT of quality for $60USD*
    -they look good as well

    Weaknesses:    -the large holes for nipple starters (inner rim side) kind of worry me, but i have seen no problems yet, and i dont expect to
    -the sticker scratches easily, i guess

    Bottom Line:   
    first of all, let me just say that i spent 10 full minutes trying to think of weaknesses. these rims are that great. i havent spent too much time on them, but nobody has. i plan to give a better review later. these rims are new, but they are good, surviving various light downhill runs, freerides, uphills, and everything in between. i wouldnt recommend these for downhill RACING, but for recreational downhill, these rims will last more than an all-mountain rim should. it builds up beautifully, having a glass-like look when spun for the first time, and weigh very little (i would give you the weight of the built-up wheel, but i dont have my scale). also, the inner surface is very easy to mount tubeless tapes on. it is flat and has little creases. the only weakness i could find was that the holes inside the rims are a little big, but this doesnt worry me in the slightest. and for $60USD, these have a great price tag to go along.

    bottom line? Get Them.

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    Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

    Price Paid:    $60.00

    Purchased At:   Eastside Cycles

    Similar Products Used:   -Sun Rhyno Lites (very nice)
    -Jalco rims (some anonymous company, but also good)
    -Alex Rims (forgot the model, but they folded on the first ride)

    Bike Setup:   EN521 rim laced with DT swiss prolock nipples and DT swiss Champion spokes to a Shimano XT centerlock hub (2010)

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