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Mavic EN 521 for DH Wheelset
Wanted to check in and see if anyone is rocking 521s on their DH wheels. I know everyone is all over the flows, but CRC doesn't have the flows so its the 521s or going to a heavier rim like the DT Swiss FR 600
I am about 185 geared up, not smooth but also don't go through wheelsets. Anyone who can chime in, it would be appreciated. Would like to hear the good bad
not to sure on that particular rim, but my guess is it would be fine. i had a pair of mavic xm719 on hope pro11 and they kept buckling had then retrued a few times, then got en721 rims instead.
the en are dh rims so in theory the one your looking at should be strong. the xm i had are all mountain and couldnt take whistler bikepark abuse. or should that be my bad riding style. lol. ( casing jumps ect)
my brothers had ex721 for a good few years now, and they still going strong, my 721 are 2 years old and still going, though i did break 2 spokes in the bikepark in september last year. though again this is more down to poor technique, dragging rear brake down whiskeyjack and must have hit a rock hard. the rims still good though, no flatspots or dings or anything.
Same question different forum. I've been looking at them for my trail bike. Just some more information.
Mavic EN521 Disc Rim
Originally Posted by delirian
I will be in the market to purchase a wheelset in a week. I wanted a nice xc bike.
I picked up a gt karakoram xl frame and a x-fusion fork slide 29. And a xt disc brake set. Cane creek sealed hedset and shimano enduro bb and hallow tech crank.
I intend on xcountry riding and light jumps.
i am 200 lbs and 6'2.
What type of wheel set should i be looking for?
521's are a good rims made out of a 6106 alloy. 721s are made of "maxtel" (a mavic specific aluminum alloy which they say offers a higher weight to strength ratio than conventional 6106 alloy.) I have had a set of each and found them to be be good strong rims. The 521s may be more likely to dent.
I've had 521's on the AM bike now for 2 years, no dings and haven't needed a true, I am heavy but tend to be smooth and forgiving on wheels - I mustn't go hard enough?
I wouldn't use them for DH simply because I find them a little narrow for 2.5+ tires, but if you're not a wheel destroyer, they'll probably hold up pretty well and they are awesome value on CRC.
no DH bike here, but a little feedback. i have a en521/hope pro II ss as a rear on a freeride hardtail as well as DTex500s and flows on other wheels/ bikes. i really like it in general, feels stiff, nice, and light.
i was able to dent it inwards one time (not so bad i couldnt bend it out) by having far too little air in the tire and casing on a square edge rock really really hard
I personally think the en521 seems a bit more capable/stiff/burly than the flow. however, laced to a wide hub flange of the SS hub and with straight gauge spokes may be clouding that judgement in favor of the en521
I need a new wheelset.
Originally Posted by ride the biscuit
I dont realy care about poe.
Im thinking sram x7 hubs and mtx33 or wtb dual duty
210 lbs 6"2
mostly just cruzing around ect.
Currently there are alex rims on it and i have to true after each ride.
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