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Mavic BX 601 Composite Skewer

2.44/5 (9 Reviews)
MSRP : $60.00


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Mavic BX 601 Composite


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Reviews 1 - 9 (9 Reviews Total)

User Reviews

Overall Rating:1
Value Rating:1
Submitted by JAMES DEITSCH a Cross Country Rider from ALBANY GA.

Date Reviewed: March 4, 2002

Strengths:    HOLDS WHEELS TIGHT

Weaknesses:    ENVEN THOUGH THEESE SKEWERS WORK WELL THE PLASTIC OR COMPOSITE HANDLE SUCKS. THEY CAN'T TAKE THE ABUSE OF CROSS COUNTRY RIDDING. YOU WILL EVENTUALY LOOSE THEM AND HAVE A HARD TIME GETTING YOUR WHEELS OFF AND ON YOUR BIKE. I CALLED MAVIC TO SEE ABOUT REPLACING THE ONES I LOST BUT THEY WONT HELP YOU UNLESS YOU GO THROUGH A DEALER. MAVICS CUSTOMER SERVICE SUCKS.

Bottom Line:   
DON'T BUY THEM. IF YOU OWN A PAIR REPLACE THEM BEFORE THEY LET YOU DOWN. USE THEM ON A BIKE RACK OR THROW THEM IN THE TRASH.

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Favorite Trail:   EAST PARK

Duration Product Used:   2 Years

Similar Products Used:   CHEAP STUFF ON LOW END WHEELS


Overall Rating:3
Value Rating:2
Submitted by R Chavez a Cross Country Rider from L.A.

Date Reviewed: January 29, 2002

Strengths:    Looks

Weaknesses:    Rattle and not very durable.

Bottom Line:   
Not worth the money.

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Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Price Paid:    $40.00

Similar Products Used:   XTR & XT


Overall Rating:1
Value Rating:1
Submitted by Glenn Farnham a Weekend Warrior from Sodertalje, SWEDEN

Date Reviewed: February 3, 2001

Strengths:    -Look good
-Finger friendly
-Lightweight I guess


Weaknesses:    -Cheesy plastic QR levers that rattle and will break!

Bottom Line:   
The wheels these skewers came stock on are close to great. But these skewers are a joke and a disgrace. The quick releases are not in pair with the rest of my wheel setup. The levers are either made of composite or plastic, I really don’t care which. But they shake and sound like a baby’s rattler, and that I’m not too happy about! These pieces of plastic that serve as handles are by way of a small metal pin, loosely connected to a flat piece of metal that in turn make for the tightening of the hubs. The fit between these two parts is poor, and the tiny little pin doesn’t help enough. So the plastic piece ends up shaking and rattling, and that’s annoying!

Further more these Q/R handles will not stand up to any kind of violence. While other levers when subjected to any kind of hits (to rocks, curbs or such) will bend, dent or chip, you can be fairly confident that these will either fall off all together or shatter into about 200 tiny little pieces. Then the only way to tighten or untighten your wheels will be with the help of a pair of pliers (how many of you want to carry ‘round a pair of those out on the trail…).

Save your money, and look in the trash can at your local bike shop when scouting around for a pair of these, ‘cause that’s where you might find ‘em, and that’s where they belong!

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Favorite Trail:   None you ever heard of, so who cares

Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Similar Products Used:   Salsa, Campagnolo, Shimano, generic stuff

Bike Setup:   -99 GT XIZANG custom built dream bike XTR, Chris King, the works!

Overall Rating:1
Value Rating:1
Submitted by Ken a Racer from Charlotte, NC

Date Reviewed: November 23, 2000

Weaknesses:    I'll cut to the chase. These skewers have a design flaw. The tiny metal pin that holds the plastic lever on falls out after a several months of use. Getting it back in is a pain. It will require a vice and tools you wont have on the trail. Do your self a favor and get Control tech or even Salsa. The plastic on these things is a let down. The other two skewers are lighter also.

Bottom Line:   
They are lame. When the plastic levers fall off they aren't so "quick release".

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Favorite Trail:   Tsali

Duration Product Used:   6 months


Overall Rating:3
Value Rating:1
Submitted by Luke from Knoxville,TN,USA

Date Reviewed: September 19, 2000

Strengths:    Light

Weaknesses:    Cheap looking

Bottom Line:   
These skewers are really pricey and not worth the money when you look at the cost and performance of other high end skewers out there. I was given a pair for free.
I like the high leverage mechanism, but at first I thought that it wasn't locking in all the way as the skewer had an on/off feel. I can't complain though, I don't notice any decrease in wheel flex and as long as you have them very tight they won't make any noise.
The durability is questionable as they are largely plastic and tiny pieces of stamped steel, Ill post a followup in a couple of months of riding.
All in all they are a Mavic quality skewer with some finicky traits, but in end, do what a skewer should do.

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Favorite Trail:   lock4

Duration Product Used:   3 months

Purchased At:   gift

Similar Products Used:   Salsa Flip offs, Specialized Ti, Shimano

Bike Setup:   Jamis Dragon

Overall Rating:1
Value Rating:1
Submitted by B rad Morgan a Cross Country Rider from Ft. Collins, CO

Date Reviewed: June 23, 2000

Strengths:    Look kewl. Light, but who cares?

Weaknesses:    Rattle like mother.

Bottom Line:   
These look okay, but have some real problems for a set of skewers that you get with a $700 wheelset (crossmax). They feel cheap, and the composite material rattles like a mother when you are out riding (if you have them, I'm sure you know what I mean).
Anyway, the Salsa's are going back on the bike, and the Mavic's may get a second life someday on the car rack - assuming my 2000 watt amp can drown out the rattling noise.

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Favorite Trail:   vailpass

Duration Product Used:   3 months

Similar Products Used:   Salsa. Bontrager.

Bike Setup:   Merlin Fat-Beat. All xtr.

Overall Rating:2
Value Rating:2
Submitted by DiRT a Cross Country Rider from USA

Date Reviewed: April 17, 2000

Strengths:    Looks, weight is good, but not great.

Weaknesses:    Closure, that is lauded as high-ratio (closes almost like a switch), is not solid

Bottom Line:   
I'm disappointed with these. They sell high and act like high quality, but they fail to meet my standard. And I only have experience with lower end skewers. I bought mine slightly used--well, the front was still new and shrink-wrapped, but the rear was a bit used (nothing wrong with it compared to the front).

They do close with a snap and keep on the hub, but the problem is that the high-ratio closure has a little play once it is "tight". The wheels actually move laterally when I push-pull on them. This doesn't happen with my generic or low-end shimano skewers.

Lateral stiffness on a bike comes down to the weakest link. In this case, it is these skewers.

one off for expense ($50 new, though I paid $20 -minus $10 paypal bonus), two more off for lack of stiffness.

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Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Similar Products Used:   Shimano, generic


Overall Rating:5
Submitted by Dio a Weekend Warrior from Houston, Texas

Date Reviewed: August 15, 1999

Strengths:    
Look's Great
Light
Well Made
Durable


Weaknesses:    
N/A


Bottom Line:   
These are well constructed skewers that are worth the price.

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Favorite Trail:   
Rocky Hill Ranch, Smithvillem, Texas

Duration Product Used:   
3 months

Similar Products Used:   
Bontrager
WTB
Salsa


Bike Setup:   
Gary Fisher Pro Caliber
XTR Components
Bontrager Race Lite Wheels

Overall Rating:5
Submitted by Aaron a Cross-Country Rider from Hershey, PA

Date Reviewed: June 22, 1999

Strengths:    
light weight
high ratio closure
cool looks


Weaknesses:    
a little pricey
basically plastic


Bottom Line:   
I bought these skewers to go with my Mavic Crosslands so they looked more like the Crossmax. I love the high ratio closure as Mavic calls it; it gives the skewer a good, firm feel when you close it. Even though the skewers are basically plastic, they have been very durable thus far. 5 chilis for a great looking, light weight product that actually works.

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Favorite Trail:   
Mt. Gretna and Lamb's Gap

Duration Product Used:   
1 Year

Similar Products Used:   
XT skewers


Bike Setup:   
Trek OCLV

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