I'm not sure that anyone can really answer this question but you. For $400 you are getting a set of wheels that you know little about - have they been abused, how many miles, etc.... The real question is, if something goes wrong, will you be able to fix it? Mavic uses proprietary spokes and hubs - can you fix it yourself, or does your LBS have the capability to fix them? If so, then maybe it is worthwhile.SpencerMS said:i really want a pair of mavic crossmax's but they are so damn expensive! i saw on ebay a bunch of used ones for around 400 which is about half the price. how much of a gamble is that?
also is there a cheaper tire set that will take just as much beating?