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Will the Mavic XE 325 hold up to dh/fr riding?

Im thinking about getting one, i just tacoed a 36hole sun big fat mamouth rim racing at mount snow, the rim failure seemed like a freak occurance, the front end washed out, and the bike plowed into a tree, i rolled on the ground. But any how is the 325 a worthy replacement?
 

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EX stands for extreme

323 stands for"

I forget what the 3 stands for

23 = 23 mm wide
 

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here you go



300 series = entry level
700 series = high end
800 series = tubeless

2 numbers is MM width

hope that helps
 

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Old post, but came across it doing search and thought I'd chime in for anyone looking at this rim.
ex325 came stock on my Switch.
I ride extreamly rocky terrain... I've had plenty of "spills"... bent bars, broken nose etc...
I've flatted the rear and been too pumped to stop and fix it (plus I need justification to buy lighter wheels), finished the ride (~1 very rocky mile) on DH tire and DH tube with no air... one tiny dent... not worth mentioning really.
In 6 months, I've not had to do any wheel maintaince... they are as true as the day they were new. They are scratched all to heck, but run round and true.
Cheap and tough... not so light.
 

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How does plowing into a tree qualify as a freak incedent? Smashing any rim into a tree will bend a rim. They quality and design of a rim just dictates how hard you can plow that rim into the tree
 

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fantastic rim. its what I ride.

rode all season at keystone (wicked rocky, could hear a ping-ping-ping all the time). crashed trillions of times. the rims never even needed trueing (sp?).

Once landed a seven-footer way over the rear-wheel, right on a razorback rock. sliced the tube, rim didn't even have a ding.

I have a video of me coming up way short on a 23 foot double and blasting the rear wheel THROUGH the lip of the very packed tranny. Didn't even need to true it. Left a 6 inch trench in the tranny lip.

can't say a bad thing about these rims. Have had great luck with them as you can see.
 

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721 is considerably lighter than a 325, and has a welded seam. The 325 is pinned or sleeved, not sure which. That being said, I also have a Switch that came stock with 325s, handbuilt at Rocky. Not a peep out of these things in seven or eight months of riding. Never had to be trued either. Considering they are half the price of 7-series rims if you look hard enough, they are an incredible rim for the money if you don't mind the weight.
 

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i heard that, the first digit repsonds to the quality of metal {7 v 5 =lighter/stronger}. Then the second two the thickness of the rim. So in theory the 721 would be built of better metal, but its 4mm thinner width, so this may have compensating effects on the strength....
could possibly be wrong, but as far as i know that correct. Appolagise if im incorrect.
 

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:rolleyes: sorry didnt read that that was all already posted. Woops, sorry for double / tripple / quadropple post haha. :thumbsup:
 

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Same for me, came stock on my switch. I also bought a set off ebay and put hookworms on them for when I feel like urban freeriding. Both are still fine. I have 1 flat spot on my dirt set, but they still run great, and I abuse the hell out of them.
 

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mothahucker said:
fantastic rim. its what I ride.

rode all season at keystone (wicked rocky, could hear a ping-ping-ping all the time). crashed trillions of times. the rims never even needed trueing (sp?).

Once landed a seven-footer way over the rear-wheel, right on a razorback rock. sliced the tube, rim didn't even have a ding.

I have a video of me coming up way short on a 23 foot double and blasting the rear wheel THROUGH the lip of the very packed tranny. Didn't even need to true it. Left a 6 inch trench in the tranny lip.

can't say a bad thing about these rims. Have had great luck with them as you can see.
Yeah, the main "downside" of the ex325 seems to be a bit extra weight, not lack of strength.
 
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