Rigida Pro Line X-CEL Pro Wheelset

4.5/5 (2 Reviews)

Product Description

  • Rim: Grizzly 26" - glued sleeve - black anodised/CSS
  • Spokes: Black stainless

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User Reviews

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by BORGANISM a Cross Country Rider from UK

Date Reviewed: July 14, 2008

Strengths:    Light, Stiff, Quality Wheelset.No flex, Carbide braking surface is AMAZING(better than ceramic)!
Better than all the other rim brake wheels I've tried for XC / Freeride.
Take a jump/ bunnyhop with no worriez, also good for occasional road section, but much better suited to xc.

Weaknesses:    The spokes are a little thin for flat blade xc ones, but still very strong for xc.
Personally I rebuilt my front one on a halo hub and DT Swiss DB Spokes, so it could take a bit more jumping, / abuse.

Bottom Line:   
Quality Wheels, at a fair price.
With HIGH QUALITY '3 PAWL x2 row' engagement system.
(pawls and springs are replaceable with std ones)
Better than most of the mavics, due to being lighter,stiffer and just as strong for xc/freeride use.
Also easier to service, unlike f*@king mavics non std super expensive, ltd production parts.
Forget Mavic Wheelsets, they are just too much grief
Had the same freehub problem as the guy above, and Mavic told me they no longer make these freehubs and no-one else stocked them.

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Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Price Paid:    $150.00


Similar Products Used:   Mavic Crosslink, 36h Azonics(not sure what model, was black diamond or something?!?!?) & Mavic 717's / 521's(cermaic)

Bike Setup:   Zaskar '2000 USA Frame, Z2 Atom Bomb, XTR Groupset(with cnc'd brake boosters for the xtr brakes), DDG Pedals, Planet X Meteor Stem, Club Roost bars, Rigida x-cels pros(modified), DMR Saddle.

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by a Cross Country Rider from The centre of the earth

Date Reviewed: December 5, 2006

Strengths:    Strong and light with plently of acceleration and cornering ability....Very stiff..The front wheel is very strong and hasn't needed trueing and that back wheel only needed it once when first bought...since then they've been perfect on and off road.....They can even manage the occasional set of stairs, but's not what they were originally made for despite the fact they endure it.....They are a fantastic set of cross country / hard technical trails / small jumps (e.g 2 ft)....Also take a beating when you treat 'em rough.

Weaknesses:    Spokes could be a little thicker but have served me well , so can't complain.

Bottom Line:   
Great for the money and easily as good as my old crosslinks....minus a little weight!...Also easier to service, due to more available parts....Mavic stopped produces freehubs for the crosslinks (mine broke), hence why I changed to rigida instead.
Good value, light trustworthy wheel...Highly recommended and remember...go fast

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Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $110.00

Purchased At:   Online Store in Sale

Similar Products Used:   Mavic Crosslink

Bike Setup:   Zasker Le '99, marzocchi z2 atom race xt, planet-x stem, club roost bars, ddg pedals etc, onza bits and bobs

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